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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.


  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: Andy Warhol once said that "In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes."  Describe your fifteen minutes.

  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