The Honors College at Shoreline

Prepare for your bachelor’s degree with advanced classes, additional transfer support, and community connections

Rigorous, rewarding, and tailored to you, The Honors College at Shoreline is a smart choice if you:

  • Want to be part of a cohort of highly motivated, high-achieving student scholars and make friendships that last a lifetime
  • Want to stand out as an elite applicant to four-year schools by graduating with Honors on your transcript and diploma
  • Are excited to develop research skills that will set you up for success in a bachelor’s degree program
  • Are interested in close faculty mentorship, in classes capped at 20 students
  • Have a desire to enhance your studies with leadership opportunities, such as Honors Student Council, seminars, dinners, Phi Theta Kappa membership, and special access to the Honors Lounge

Honors Classes

Discover who you are as a student, a career seeker, and a community leader. Each honors class has a maximum of 20 students to help create a deeper, more engaged, and academically rigorous experience in humanities, social sciences, math, or science.

Contact Us
Karla Repman
Director, The Honors College
FOSS Building, Room 5336

Optional Research Track

Second-year students have the opportunity to work on in-depth projects of their choosing. The 10-credit research track leads you through the research process:

  • Questions and Methods (Fall) – Explore a project of interest to you and write a preliminary literature review
  • Honors Seminar (Winter) – Create a literature review and research paper, working with a faculty expert
  • Honors Capstone (Spring) – Complete your project and present it at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium


Honors College fee: Up to $495 per quarter (up to $695 for international students)

Honors College students receive priority financial aid processing. Ongoing and annual scholarships are available through the Shoreline Community College Foundation.

Admission Criteria

The Honors College at Shoreline is selective and competitive, with a holistic review process. We consider a variety of factors in our admissions process, including:

  • High school or college GPA of 3.0 or higher (students who do not meet this criterion may supply a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or counselor)
  • At least one full academic year of courses left to take at Shoreline (fall, winter, and spring quarters)
  • Thoughtful application essay that outlines your accomplishments and goals
  • Optional test scores for relevant placement into college level English: Accuplacer, Smarter Balanced, or ACT or SAT

Application Process

  • Deadline: The Honors College admits students for fall and winter quarters. The fall 2017 final application deadline is Friday, September 22, 2017
  • Required materials: Completed online application, recent college and/or high school transcripts, and optional test scores
  • Application Fee: No cost to apply online


The Honors College Office

The Honors College Team

Karla Repman, Director
Brooke Zimmers, Assistant Dean
Terry L. Taylor, Assistant Dean
Audrey Fischer, Academic Advisor


The Honors College at Shoreline is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and the Western Regional Honors Council.