We are ecstatic that you are interested in applying to the Pierre Laclede Honors College! All students interested in applying to the Honors College must complete the steps below.


1. Apply to UMSL

To apply to UMSL, please follow the instructions found on the UMSL Office of Admissions web page.

2. Submit the Honors College Application

The Pierre Laclede Honors College has its own application that must be submitted in addition to UMSL's application for undergraduate admission.

  • Complete the online application form

3. Submit One Writing Sample

Because the Honors College has a focus on writing, you will need to submit one recent writing sample. This can be an essay or paper with or without teacher comments.

4. One Letter of Recommendation

One letters of recommendation will need to be mailed to the Admissions Representative. These letters should come from someone who can speak to your potential as an Honors College student at UMSL.

All materials should be emailed to:

askhonors@umsl.edu