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The Mahurin Honors College Admission Overview


The Mahurin Honors College (MHC) is a diverse community of about 1,200 students representing all academic majors and disciplines on Western Kentucky University's campus (see image below). The MHC offers the benefits of small engaging classes, a collaborative learning community, personal advising and unique access to research opportunities that can culminate in a honors thesis or other experiential learning opportunities to further a scholar's academic and professional goals.

MHC applications historical overview


How do I Apply?

All scholars interested in applying to The Mahurin Honors College (MHC) must be first admitted to WKU for general admission. Remember to complete your WKU Application for admission early. Learn more about the WKU application and deadlines on our admissions website.

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First-Year Scholar
Apply as a high school senior.
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Upper-Level Admission
Apply as a current WKU or transfer scholar.


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Scholarships and Financial Aid

MHC scholars, incoming and current, are eligible to apply for a variety of Honors-specific scholarships, in addition to many more provided by WKU.

Student Activities and Involvement

MHC scholars occupy leadership and membership roles across campus. Find your club/org from over 500+ options. Your people are out there!

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 Last Modified 4/24/24