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William O. Douglas
Honors College

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

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

  • There is no application deadline; however, priority is given to applications received by March 1. 

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 Question

This essay is the most crucial 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. All essays must be double-spaced and a minimum of 500 words. 

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

"Retirement isn't the end of the road, but just a turn in the road."

It's time for you to retire. Two people have been chosen to speak about you, your life, and your accomplishments. Which two people are speaking and what would they say? Following their remarks, you impart a bit of wisdom about what you've learned about life. What do you say?

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.