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How to Apply

Honors Students

Application Information

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

Note: The Honors Program is not compatible with the Yours To Lose Program.

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 2 people fill out a recommendation form here.

  5. All Applicants:  Submit a 1,000-word Admission essay using the following prompt:

    Write a tweet (140 characters or fewer) that tells us who you are.  Now, dissect it (1,000 words).  Why did you choose those words?  Make sure that you clearly include your tweet at the beginning of your essay.  

    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