The UW Honors Program has graduated over 8,000 students.

She has spent nearly her whole professional career at UW and has held numerous leadership positions, including director of the UW Honors Program, chair of American ethnic studies, chair of psychology, executive vice provost and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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 There is no additional fee to apply to the UW Honors Program.

No. There is no Early Decision in the UW Honors Program.

Aley has been advising students in the UW Honors Program since Autumn, 2002. She completed her undergraduate studies at UW with an Honors degree in English Literature, and her graduate studies at UW with a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Policy Studies. She has focused much of her studies on how college students incorporate experiential learning opportunities into their curriculum. Before working in higher education, Aley worked in book publishing in NYC and Seattle and holds a particular interest in literature of the environment.

Duncan Harris, Director, UW Honors Program 2012.

Because applications to the UW Honors Program are read and evaluated on an individual basis, there are no hard-and-fast rules for an Honors applicant. All applications from students who apply to the Honors Program and have been admitted to the UW will be reviewed. We encourage both in-state and out-of-state applicants to apply. We seek students who are curious about how their skills and talents, combined with the challenges of a rigorous, interdisciplinary Honors curriculum, can open new and often unexpected doors. The Program is academically competitive - the middle 50th percentile ranges for autumn 2015 freshmen are a 3.85-4.00 high school GPA and a 1950-2180 SAT composite - but also places high value on a student’s understanding of and desire for an interdisciplinary liberal arts education such as that offered in our curriculum.

UW Honors Program: (for non-majors). Lead instructor: Jon Herron. Years taught: Winter 2011.
If you are in 10th grade, read more about the , the Robinson Center’s early university entrance program for students, offered in collaboration with the UW Honors Program.Appointment of the review committee was prompted by an external review of the Honors Program in fall 2014 by representatives of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), of which UW’s program is a member. While finding the UW Honors Program to be functional and effective, with high-caliber faculty and students, the NCHC representatives expressed concern about a lack of resources to sustain the program in the future.Academy students pay directly to the University like all other UW students. And they are eligible for financial aid like all UW students. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms should be submitted by mid-February in order for students to be eligible for the maximum amount of financial aid for the following academic year. Academy applicants are automatically considered for a handful of merit-based scholarships offered by the UW Honors Program and the Mary Gates Scholars Program. Your essays should be original, thoughtful, and concise. Do not copy previous essays from your UW application or materials found on the UW Honors Program web site. Draw on your best qualities as a writer and thinker; academic risk-taking is a core value of the Honors Program, so take some risks and have fun. Tell us who you are and how your story is unique. Work on the essay early, remembering that concise and eloquent writing is both difficult and powerful. Have someone edit your writing but don't let an editor erase your unique voice.
UW Honors Program: (for non-majors). Lead instructor: Jon Herron. Years taught: Winter 2008.

The UW Honors Program Director, Professor Vicky Lawson, shares ..

The event, hosted by UW Honors Program, was a year in the making — after last year's HONORS 100 students (mostly incoming freshmen) voiced a desire to engage with the big questions they care about.

The UW Honors Program Director, Professor Vicky Lawson, shares updated information about the  and  in applicants.

Mentor, UW Honors Program, 03/2009–06/2013

The UW Academy has a unique relationship with the UW Honors Program, which provides three distinct Honors degree options for UW — and Academy — students. We encourage all students to determine for themselves which, if any, Honors track is the best “fit” for them and their interests, and to make the decision to apply with a full understanding of their options. Both Robinson Center and Honors Program advisers are available to help students navigate these choices.

Washburn Observatory, now home to the UW honors program and still in use for undergraduate observing instruction and public open house viewing.

•UW Honors Program: DNA and Evolution (for non-majors).

The event, hosted by UW Honors Program, was a year in the making — after last year's HONORS 100 students (mostly incoming freshmen) voiced a desire to engage with the big questions they care about.