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Freshman and Transfer Student Applications


Please apply to the Honors College when submitting your general application to UW as there is a space provided in that application. 

If you have already submitted your UW application, you can log back in to the application portal, go to the Program Enrollment page, indicate your interest in Honors and paste your 250 word essay into the space provided.  Alternatively, you can email your essay to Rob Steele in Admissions at and he will attach it to your UW application.  The prompt for your Honors College application essay is provided below (and is also provided in the general application to UW).

Essay prompt 

Please write a brief essay (250 words) that addresses your decision to join the Honors College. What challenges and benefits are you seeking through membership in the Honors College? How do you anticipate contributing to the College's classes and community? 


Freshman applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria: a composite ACT score of 27, a combined verbal and quantitative SAT score of 1260, or a high school GPA of 3.7.

Transfer applicants must have an overall college GPA of 3.25.

If you do not meet these qualifications and would still like to be considered, please contact us at

Students admitted into the Honors College who are College of Engineering majors will automatically be accepted as Honors Engineering students.



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The Honors College

Guthrie House

1200 Ivinson St.

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-4110

Fax: 307-766-4298


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