We are ecstatic that you are interested in the Pierre Laclede Honors College! All students interested in 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. Meet the Criteria

All first-time college students with a 3.5 GPA or 26 ACT or be in the top 10% of their class and all transfer students with a 3.2 GPA are preselected for admissions into Honors. 

  • If you are not preselected or if you are already an UMSL student and would like to join the Honors College, please complete the online application form on your Triton Portal. 

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. There is not a word limit or subject requirement. You can submit your writing sample before you submit your letter of recommendation.

4. One Letter of Recommendation

One letter of recommendation will need to be sent to the Admissions Representative, Jenna Haddock. This letter should come from someone who can speak to your potential as an Honors College student at UMSL.

5. Accept Invitation to Interview

Once we receive your writing sample, Jenna Haddock, our Admissions Representative, will set up an interview with an Honors Representative. These interviews are informal and we will discuss your interest in the college. Depending on the time of the semester, we might also set up your class schedule. 

6. Accept the Invitation to Join the Honors College

After the interview and once we have received all your letter of recommendation, we will send you an invitation to join the Honors College. 

 

All materials can be uploaded on your Triton Portal or can be emailed to:

askhonors@umsl.edu