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Congratulations on your admission to the University of Central Missouri!

As you know, UCM is dedicated to serving students—especially high-achieving and academically focused students like you.

Of particular interest to our high-achieving students are the many opportunities offered by The Honors College. The Honors College at UCM has a long tradition of providing outstanding students with unique educational and social opportunities in which to pursue their intellectual and professional objectives. Students admitted to our college benefit greatly from:

  • Early Enrollment Privileges
  • Smaller Classes
  • Honors-only Courses and Colloquia
  • Research resources and support
  • Vibrant living and learning community (Honors SHIP)
  • Study Abroad Travel Grant
  • Peer-mentoring
  • One-on-one Advisement with the Dean
  • And Much More!

As an outstanding student, you expect a lot from your educational experience. We provide it.

In order to be considered for admission to The Honors College, first time incoming freshmen must have a minimum ACT score of 25 (or SAT equivalent) and a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5. Incoming freshmen who do not meet these minimum requirements may apply once they have completed a semester of course work at UCM as full-time students and have a college cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Current students continuing at UCM or students transferring to UCM must have achieved a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.5.

To apply for admission to The Honors College, please complete our online form.

Please note that, while Honors College applications are considered on a rolling basis, the priority deadline for application to The Honors College is April 1 for the upcoming academic year. To take full advantage of early enrollment privileges, as well as the many other added benefits of membership in The Honors College, first time incoming freshmen are strongly encouraged to complete their application before April 1.

To learn more about The Honors College, please explore this website. Alternatively, you may reach us by email ( or phone (660.543.4633).

We look forward to having you join the many outstanding students in The Honors College!