Would you like to be considered an honor student?
- Incoming Freshmen
- Do you have an ACT composite score of 26 and a
3.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) or higher GPA in high
- Are you a transfer or current student who has
completed 15 hours but not more than 32 hours of
coursework with a GPA of 3.5?
- If you want to participate in the Honors Program for
the upcoming semester, you need to do the following:
- Go to the Missouri Western homepage, click on
A-Z Search, then "H," Honors Program;
Or click on this link:
- Read the Honors homepage and about the
- Complete Application for the Honors Program
- Look at Curriculum/Classes - Remember that
you must earn a total of at least 18 credit
hours of general studies and 6 hours of
- Think about the Honors classes offered
for the Fall and Spring semesters. New
Students: Make a list of the classes you
would like to enroll in and indicate them on
your Pre-Enrollment Survey as well as
bring this list of classes with you to the
Big R day.
- You know what you want to major in. To look at
requirements for particular majors, please go to the
- Missouri Western homepage
- Click on A-Z Search
- Click on "M"
- Major/Minor forms
- Scroll down to the area of interest
- Click on the major of interest
- Or click on this link:
- To see a description of the classes, please go to
the Missouri Western homepage, click on A-Z Search,
then click on "C" and choose "Catalog";
Or click on this link:
- If you want to find a description of classes, ex:
to find a description of business classes, go to the
select area, down to Steven L. Craig School of
Business, and then search. As you scroll down, you
will see a short description of the business
Can I become an honors student after I have begun
Currently matriculated students who have completed
at least 15 but not more than 32 hours of course work with a
GPA of 3.5 or above at Missouri Western or any accredited
college or university are also invited to apply for
admissions into General Studies Honors. Students who have
completed at least 32 hours of course work with a GPA of 3.5
or above at Missouri Western or at any accredited college or
university are invited to apply for admission to Major
Can I be awarded an academic scholarship after
beginning my college experience?
Most academic scholarships, such as the
President's, Provost's, and Governor's scholarships, are
awarded to qualifying first-time students. The Golden
Griffon scholarship is awarded to qualifying
incoming-freshmen students. However, there are many
departmental scholarships that are available to all levels
of students within that department.
Do I have a special advisor as an honors student?
No, advisors will be selected according to the intended or
declared major of each student. However, advisors will
be notified of a student's honor status and will then
include the necessary honors classes in their advisement
along with the student's major requirements. If a
student has any questions regarding the Honors Program, its
requirements or application; please contact: Dr.
Teddi Deka, Honors Program Director,
For questions about the Honors Program, please
contact Dr. Teddi Deka, 816.271.4535.