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How to Apply

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

Steps to Follow

  1. All Applicants:  Complete an Honors Program  APPLICATION FORM.
  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: What invention would the world be better off without and why?
  6. When your application is complete, you may be invited for an INTERVIEW.

 

DEADLINES - For Fall Semester Admission

  • Items 1-5 listed above must be completed by February 15.
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted by April 1. See the Financial Aid page for instructions.
  • Students submitting application materials after this date may be considered if time permits, or may be considered for admission the following Spring.

 

DEADLINES - For Spring Semester Admission

  • Items 1-5 listed above must be completed by November 15 of the previous calendar year.
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted by November 1 of the previous calendar year. See the Financial Aid page for instructions.
  • Students submitting application materials after this date may be considered if time permits, or may be considered for admission the following Fall.

 

Send all application materials to:

Honors Program Director
Missouri Southern State University
3950 East Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
honors@mssu.edu
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