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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: 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

  • 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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