Future Students

If you are curious about the world, love to learn, engage in everything, and take risks, then the Honors College at WVU is the place for you. Combining the attention of a small college environment with the resources of a world-class research institution, the Honors College provides opportunities to enhance their curriculum for students in every undergraduate major across the campus. 

Beginning with the entering class in Fall 2017, the Honors College will introduce a new two-part structure consisting of two sequential programs, The Honors Foundations Program (beginning next fall), and an Upper Division Honors program in development for Fall 2019.

Honors Foundations Program

Students entering WVU will be considered for the new Honors Foundations Program, a two-year Honors program designed to enrich students’ first years on campus, particularly in their general education courses and introductory courses to the major.  The new program will extend all of the advantages of the prior four-year program while focusing on helping outstanding students thrive in their first two years.


  • Smaller sections of General Education Foundation (GEF) and introductory major courses
  • Access to innovative Honors topics courses
  • Honors classes that focus on enrichment instead of acceleration
  • Inclusion in an Honors community—including Honors housing, peer leadership opportunities, and co-curricular programming—designed to make the large campus smaller
  • Priority registration for classes before general population students
  • Honors Advising right in your major
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring
  • Recognition at graduation, and on your transcript
  • Participation in rewarding community service activities
  • Connections with other Honors students—some of the best and brightest on a world-class research campus!
Find out how to join!

Upper Division Honors 

In the semester before their junior year at WVU (starting Fall 2019), outstanding students can also apply for a second Honors program based on individualized experiential learning.  Upper Division Honors projects could revolve around:

  • Undergraduate Research
  • Independent Scholarship
  • Service Learning
  • Internships
  • Study Abroad
  • Peer Leadership Programs

More information forthcoming in the coming months!