Admission to Honors Seminar Certification Program

The Honors College

at West Chester University

Dr. Kevin Dean, Director
703 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2996
Fax: 610-436-2620

Admission to Honors Seminar Certification Program

For qualified WCU & transfer students


Students transferring from other institutions or native WCU students not entering Honors as incoming freshmen may apply for the Honors Seminar Certification Program (HSCP). Eligibility requires: 1) an earned minimum of 30 credits; 2) an earned minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA; 3) record of leadership and community service while in college. The HSCP affords all benefits of full Honors College membership---including access to all H.S.A. events, priority scheduling, transcript and graduation recognition. There is no SAT requirement for the HSCP.

To receive certification, students need to complete a minimum of 12 hours of Honors course work at the 351/452 level and demonstrate active contributions and service to co-curricular elements of the campus community.

A minimum of three 351/452 level courses are offered each semester. These are small group (15-24 students) seminar offerings that are interdisciplinary with writing emphasis and have no prerequisites. Students may petition, on special circumstances, to substitute an HON400-level independent study for three hours of credit.