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.

3. Submit Two Writing Samples

Because the Honors College has a focus on writing, you will need to submit two recent writing samples. These can be essays or papers with or without teacher comments.

4. Two Letters of Recommendation

Two 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 mailed/emailed to:

Admissions Representative
Pierre Laclede Honors College
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400
askhonors@umsl.edu