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Honors College Admissions

Centennial and Honors Award recipients are automatically admitted to the Honors College, must participate in the Residential Honors Program, and must remain members in good standing.

Presidential Award recipients (both freshmen and transfers) are automatically admitted to the Honors College and only need to contact the Honors College to accept their admittance. 

Other Freshmen

Other entering freshmen may apply for admission with a minimum ACT score of 24 or SAT score of 1090.

After enrolling at MUW, students may apply to enter the Honors College on the basis of a GPA of at least 3.50 with 12−30 semester hours of credit and at least 3.70 with 31−60 semester hours of credit.

To apply, send the following to the Director of the Gordy Honors College:

• honors application available at Honors College Forms

• at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who can speak to the student’s academic record and ability to complete an honors curriculum

Entering freshmen who are interested in a spot in the Honors Residential Program should indicate this on the application.

Accepted students must take the Four-Year Honors Curriculum.

Other Transfer Students

Transfer students with 60 or more transferable hours may apply to enter the Honors College on the basis of a GPA of at least 3.70.  Only transfer students may enter the Honors College after the sophomore year. No student may enter in the senior year. 

To apply, send the following to the Director of the Gordy Honors College:

• transfer application available at Honors College Forms 

• at least one letter of support from an individual who can speak to the student’s academic record and ability to complete an honors curriculum

Accepted transfer students must take the Transfer Honors Curriculum.

Application Submission

Materials may be sent by e-mail or regular mail to Kim Whitehead, Interim Director of the Honors College. Send e-mail applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Send mail applications to:

Gordy Honors College
Mississippi University for Women 
1100 College Street
W-Box 1607
Columbus, MS 39701