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Applying to the Honors College is simple and our amazing staff are here to help along the way. Select a program below to get started or use the resources on this page for all things admissions-related.

WHY HONORS?

Discover a sense of community centered around academic enrichment, professional development, and personal growth. Receive special benefits such as:
  • A Sense of Community
  • Priority Registration
  • Mentorship and Tutoring
  • Professional Development
  • Recognition at Graduation

Find the Right Program For YOu

Learn more about the programs Honors has to offer and begin the application process.
Honors incoming freshman cheering while playing games at the Honors Retreat

Apply to Honors Foundations

For first-time freshmen, this innovative two-year Honors program is designed to enrich students’ first years on campus, particularly in their general education courses and introductory courses in their major.

Apply To Honors Foundations
Honors EXCEL student holding up a medallion to camera and smiling

Apply to Honors EXCEL

The Honors College Upper-Division Experiential Learning Program (Honors EXCEL Program) supports WVU undergraduate students in their third and fourth years in experiential and community-engaged learning. Students will develop skills in leadership, project management, and communication.

Apply To Honors EXCEL

ambassador Reflections

Our ambassadors are happy to share about their experiences with the Honors College.

I love how WVU has so many different opportunities to help students channel their individual passions into productivity. Being in the Honors College has truly supplemented my experience by providing the support and resources to achieve my goals.

Laasya Chennuru

Laasya Chennuru

Biochemistry Major, Psychology Minor2025

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My favorite thing about WVU and the Honors College is the amazing community formed by the Honors College and the friends I’ve made through it!

 Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson

Civil and Environmental Engineering Majors2026

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RESOURCES FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS

Get help with what to do after being admitted to the Honors College.

Admitted Students

Prepare for the road ahead by reviewing the next steps after admission. Learn more about what's to come and special opportunities for new students.

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Resources & Opportunities

Learn more about special benefits and opportunities offered to Honors students, such as Health Professional development and Study Abroad scholarships.

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Programs & Organizations

Find a sense of community on campus, explore student affinity groups, and discover ways to enrich your academic experience.

Learn More: Programs & Organizations