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W BannerRequired 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

Freshmen

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). After their first semester in residence, other interested students may apply for admission on the basis of a quality point average of at least 3.30 QPA after 15 semester hours of credit, a 3.50 after 30 semester hours of credit, and a 3.70 after 60 semester hours of credit. 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:

  • Letter requesting admission
  • CV which includes full name and contact info, high school GPA, ACT or SAT score, AP and other college level credit, academic honors, and extracurricular activities.
  • At least one letter of recommendation from an individual who can speak to your academic record and ability to complete an honors curriculum.
  • Indication of whether the applicant is applying to the Gordy Honors College or the Honors College and the Residential Program.

Transfer Students

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:

  • Letter requesting admission
  • CV which includes full name contact info, junior college attended, junior college GPA, ACT or SAT score if available, numbers of hours being transferred to MUW, academic honors, and extracurricular activities.
  • At least one letter of recommendation from an individual who can speak to your academic record and ability to complete an honors curriculum.

Email Address

Dr. Thomas G. Velek, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(during fall 2014, send to Dr. Kim Whitehead, Interim Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Mailing Address

Gordy Honors College
Mississippi University for Women
1100 College Street
W-Box 599
Columbus, MS 39701

1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439