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 that can be found 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. This letter should come from someone who can speak to your potential as an Honors College student at UMSL.

All materials can be uploaded in the application or can be emailed to:

askhonors@umsl.edu