Admission Requirements & Application
Westminster’s All-College Honors Program values intellectual achievement, curiosity, creativity, leadership, and service. To qualify for the program, students must meet the following criteria:
Students who do not qualify for honors in the senior year of high school may apply to join the program after their first semester at Westminster. These students begin the program in the fall semester of the sophomore year. To be eligible for sophomore-entry, students must:
Students who earn a 3.7 GPA in their first semester will be contacted by the Honors Program Director at the beginning of the spring semester with instructions on how to apply.
The College understands that COVID-19 continues to contribute to reduced testing opportunities for honors program applicants. In lieu of submitting test scores, current high school students with reduced opportunities to take SAT or ACT exams may opt to submit an electronic portfolio. Portfolios may take one of two forms: 1) a 5-minute video highlighting a significant academic or extracurricular achievement; or 2) a 750-word writing sample. Portfolios will be evaluated on quality of intellectual achievement; degree of innovation; and clarity of presentation. To submit a portfolio instead of test scores, choose the “Electronic Portfolio” option when completing the honors program application.