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William O. Douglas
Honors College

Herbeler Hall 219
509-963-1900
dhc@cwu.edu

All students are welcome to apply for admission to the William O. Douglas Honors College.

  • Applicants are normally expected to have completed two years of study in a world language as well as meet mathematics competence requirements prior to acceptance. However, those who have not done so will be required to complete two years of a world language, and mathematics coursework through Math 154 (Pre-Calculus II).
  • There is no application deadline. All applications are processed on a rolling admission basis.

    • Applications received by May 31 are prioritized for class and LLC placement.

NOTE: This form is for use by the William O. Douglas Honors College only and is not a substitute for Central Washington University admission requirements. Information on this form is subject to verification by official transcripts and test reports.

 If you have questions regarding the application process, please call 509-963-1900 or email dhcambassadors@cwu.edu.

Application Information
Essay Questions

This essay is the most important part of your application; the Application Review Committee will use it to gain a better understanding of you as a person. Please use it as an opportunity to demonstrate not just your ability to write well, but to demonstrate your critical thinking ability.

A well-written essay has demonstrated mastery in the following three areas:

  1. Mechanics of Writing: Writer demonstrated mastery with the mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization.
  2. Sentence & Paragraph Structure: Writer demonstrated mastery with sentence and paragraph fluency and use of transitional words and phrases throughout the writing.
  3. Development of Ideas: Writer demonstrated mastery with development of ideas: prompt was properly addressed, critical thought was present, the writing was coherent, & specific examples were used.

Essay Prompt

The motto of the William O. Douglas Honors College is sapere aude (dare to be wise). Who is the wisest person you know or know of? Please describe what it is about them that makes them wise through examples of their wisdom and its influence on your life.

  • The minimum essay length is 500 words.
  • Please double space your essay.
Please upload your essay in a PDF format.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

This form is for use by the William O. Douglas Honors College only and is not a substitute for Central Washington University admission requirements. Information on this form is subject to verification by official transcripts and test reports.

Academic Information
  • First year students (high school only) submit high school transcript.
  • Running start/College in the High School students (high school and college) submit both high school and college transcripts. 
  • Transfer students (college post high school) please submit college transcript.
Running start/College in the High School students (high school and college) submit both high school and college transcripts.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
First-year students (high school only) submit your high school transcript as a PDF.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

NOTE: This form is for use by the William O. Douglas Honors College only and is not a substitute for Central Washington University admission requirements. Information on this form is subject to verification by official transcripts and test reports.

 If you have questions regarding the application process, please call 509-963-1900 or email dhcambassadors@cwu.edu.