Application Requirements

 
 

Eligibility Criteria

Students who meet the eligibility criteria and have been accepted for regular admission to Washington Adventist University are encouraged to submit an application to enter into the Honors Program.

First Year Students – Most successful applicants will have:

  • A minimum composite ACT score of 24 or SAT composite score of 1680
  • 3.5 or higher cumulative high school GPA
  • Superior writing skills as demonstrated in the letter of intent portion of the application process
  • Students who do not meet the minimum selection criteria may still be considered on an individual basis
  • An academic writing sample, as requested on an individual basis

Transfer and Continuing Students – Most successful applicants will have:

  • 3.4 or higher college cumulative GPA
  • Superior writing skills as demonstrated on the letter of intent portion of the application process
  • One letter of recommendation from a college or university faculty member
  • An academic writing sample, as requested on an individual basis

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

If you are ready to submit an application, click the "Apply" button on the top menu to complete our online form.  You must also be prepared to submit one or more of the following:

Letter of Intent (all applicants): This document is a combination of a letter of introduction to yourself, an explanation of what you hope to gain from the program, as well as what you feel would be your contribution to the program.  The letter should be 500-750 words.

Letter of Recommendation (transfer and continuing): This letter should ideally be from a college instructor who knows you well.  

Writing Sample (as requested): If requested, this should be a sample of your best high school (if first year applicant) or college level work.

Once applicants have completed the online form, they must send all supplementary documents (letters of intent, letters of recommendation, and/or writing samples) to the Honors email account: wauhonors@gmail.com.

An application will only be processed once a completed application form and supplementary documentation is received by the Honors director.

The Honors director will then supply the application to the Honors Admissions Committee to determine if membership is granted. Early application is highly recommended since membership in the Honors Program is competitive and limited.