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How to Apply

Honors Students

Application Information

Eligible Students (see Eligibility Page) should first apply to Missouri Southern. 

Steps to Follow

  1. All Applicants:  Complete an Honors Program Application below.


    ie: 28


    ie. 1400

    Joplin High

    ie. 3.6

    ie 4.0

    ie. 2016

    ie 5th

    ie. 500

    ie. Theatre

    ie. John Doe Math Teacher

    For already enrolled or transfer students:

    ie. Gallena University

    ie. 23

    ie. 3.6


  2. First-time Freshmen: Please request that an official high school TRANSCRIPT be sent directly to the Honors Program.   Other Applicants: Please request that all official college or university TRANSCRIPTS be sent directly to the Honors Program.

  3. First-time Freshmen:  Your ACT or SAT RESULTS must be on record, either on your transcript or separately.
     Other Applicants:  You do NOT need to provide ACT/SAT scores

  4. All Applicants:  Arrange to have two LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION sent directly to the Honors Program. These letters should address the outstanding qualities you possess as a scholar-- specific details are appreciated.

  5. All Applicants:  Submit a 1,000-word Admission essay using the following prompt: Describe a disappointment in your life and how you responded. Essay may be submitted to

  6. When your application is complete, you may be invited for an INTERVIEW.

DEADLINES - For Fall Semester Admission

DEADLINES - For Spring Semester Admission

Send all application materials to:

Honors Program Director
Missouri Southern State University
3950 East Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595