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Admission to the Brinson Honors College at WCU is a selective process. Applicants for WCU's freshman class may be invited to join the Brinson Honors College based on their high school academic performance. Upperclassman may also apply to join the Brinson Honors College if their academic record at WCU meets Brinson Honors College requirement.


Admission Criteria

Upon acceptance to the Brinson Honors College:

Merit-Based Scholarships

The Brinson Honors College offers scholarships, based on academic merit, to incoming first-year students. As funds allow, The Brinson Honors College also provides scholarships and one-time grants to continuing Honors students. In addition, the top one percent of applicants to WCU's freshman class are invited to apply and interview for the Brinson Honors College Scholars program, which provides full in-state tuition and an annual stipend.

Brinson Honors College Scholars Program

Scholarships at WCU

Brinson Honors College Incentives

  • The centrally located Honors residence halls—Balsam and Blue Ridge—provide a living, learning community and the potential to build life-changing relationships
  • Direct access to the Honors office, located in Balsam: faculty and staff, advising services, and meeting space
  • Honors courses with smaller class size, less lecture, and more one-on-one work with dedicated faculty
  • Priority registration
  • Library privileges equivalent to those of graduate students
  • The receipt of an Brinson Honors College diploma, upon completion of requirements
  • Opportunity to participate in the Brinson Honors College Board of Directors
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