All students who wish to participate in the Honors Program must be admitted to Missouri Southern.
Incoming freshmen are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following criteria:
- An ACT composite score of 28 or above OR SAT score (CR + M) of 1300 or above
- Top 10% of high school class
- A GPA of at least 3.7 (on a 4.0 scale) in high school course work
An application form, essay, and two letters of recommendation from teachers or others who are familiar with the student’s academic potential are required. Promising candidates will be invited to an interview with one of the Directors of the Honors Program.
Current MSSU Students
Students who have completed one to four semesters of course work with a grade point average of at least 3.5 may apply for admission into the Program. If the student is admitted into the Honors Program, he must complete a transitional semester where all the requirements of the Program must be met before he becomes eligible for any scholarship associated with the Honors Program. Completion of the 26-credit Honors curriculum will be required to complete the Honors Program.
Students who have completed an Honors program at an accredited two-year institution may also apply, and if admitted, may be eligible to transfer in some Honors credits. If an articulation agreement does not exist between MSSU and the two-year institution, the Honors Program will evaluate each case individually.