Required of all recipients of Centennial and Honors Scholarships, but open to application from other high-performing, highly motivated students, the Ina E. Gordy Honors College is a means of adding depth to undergraduate education. It encourages curiosity and initiative and provides an opportunity to apply learning to significant projects. Honors students are expected to exhibit academic excellence, not only in their grades, but also in their willingness to pursue knowledge in various fields other than their chosen majors.
Applying for Admission to the Gordy Honors College
The following scholarship recipients are automatically admitted to the Honors College. A requirement of each scholarship is that they remain a member in good standing of the Honors College.
Centennial Scholars Honors Scholars
The following scholarship recipients are automatically admitted to the Honors College and are only required to contact the Honors College to accept their admittance.
Presidential Scholars (Freshmen)
Presidential Scholars (Transfer Students)
Entering freshmen may apply for admission to the Honors College if they have a composite ACT score of 24 (or the equivalent on other entrance exams). Students may apply in the fall of their freshman year using the honors application below with a letter of recommendation. Students applying within their freshman year must submit the application by December 1 to ensure enrollment in appropriate honors courses within the spring. Admission in the sophomore year is extremely difficult and will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
To apply, send the following to the Director of the Gordy Honors College:
Honors Application available at Honors College Forms
Only transfer students may enter the Honors College after the sophomore year. No student may enter in the senior year. Transfer may apply for admission by sending the following to the Director of the Gordy Honors College:
Transfer Application available at Honors College Forms
Gordy Honors College Mississippi University for Women 1100 College Street W-Box 599 Columbus, MS 39701
Gordy Honors College
MUW-599 1100 College StreetColumbus, MS 39701
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439