Admissions

Distinguished Scholars

Distinguished Scholars programs will help you start off your first year strong. You'll get to dive right into your interests in a supportive community of peers and faculty. While Scholars programs vary in their offerings, the goal of each is to create a small cohort experience for first-year students.

Eligibility and How to Apply

All first-year fall students are invited to apply to the Biology, Business and Economics, Chemistry, and Marine Science programs. To be considered, you must be an incoming first-year student admitted for fall quarter and have a strong academic record. Transfer students and current Western students are not eligible.

Applications are open January through February. Select the program you're interested in below to learn more about program benefits and eligibility requirements.