Honors College ProgramThe Centennial Honors College is a university-wide academic program designed for the academically talented and motivated student. It enrolls approximately 5% of Western's undergraduate population and is offered in conjunction with all 34 undergraduate programs. Its purpose is to provide special learning opportunities within the context of small seminars, mentorship relationships with select faculty, and guided research opportunities. The Honors program also promotes professional growth and leadership opportunities and encourages service and social responsibility.
WIU's Centennial Honors College offers academically talented students an excellent and individually tailored education. The Honors program provides a challenging curriculum to meet the unique academic needs and interests of honors students. Outstanding faculty mentors; socio-cultural activities; professional development, leadership, service and study abroad opportunities enhance the honors experience. Review the honors requirements for Communication at the Honors College. What are the program criteria and requirements? For admission:
- Entering freshmen must have an ACT composite score of at least 28 to be admitted to the Centennial Honors College OR
- have a 26 or 27 composite ACT and be in the top 15 percent of their graduating class OR be in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class and have an ACT composite score of at least 24. Western students and transfer students with at least 12 semester hours are admitted if they have a grade point average of at least 3.3 up to 59 semester hours of undergraduate courses, and 3.4 for 60 hours or more.