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Welcome to The Mahurin Honors College's Application!

#MHC25 Application Deadline to Receive Full Consideration

Secondary MHC Application Deadline

We know this past year was a crazy one.  You have had to juggle many different priorities and Zoom sessions in the midst of a global pandemic. We were not able to visit schools in person like nomal. It's been weird for everyone, and none of this has been easy!

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, The Mahurin Honors College (MHC) is announcing a new secondary application deadline for scholars entering college for the Fall 2021.  This deadline passed on February 1, 2021.

Where do I start? 

Start by visiting our application link below.  This will guide you through the process!

When will I receive my admissions decision?

If you applied to the MHC by the secondary deadline, you should expect to receive your decision by email and letter sometime from late March to early April. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions!

Is it too late for me to apply? - NO!!!

If you did not apply by the secondary deadline, there is still time! To receive full consideration for admission into the MHC, you must apply by June 1st.


Begin your Mahurin Honors College application here! 
The Mahurin Honors College welcomes all first-time freshman applicants, and uses a holistic application review process. 
Current WKU students and transfer students are evaluated on a space availability basis.
Beginning Fall 2016, students admitted to the Honors College will be charged a membership fee used to support intellectual and social programming, scholarships and additional resources for Honors scholars.
Honors College applicants must first be admitted to WKU for general admission. Remember to complete your WKU Application for Admission early. Learn more on the admissions website.



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Admissions Questions?

RyleZack Ryle
Assistant Director
Enrollment and Brand Management




Laura KingLaura King
Admissions Counselor




Important Links

Welcome to Admissions

This page will introduce you to The Mahurin Honors College's Admission Process.

Schedule a Visit

We would love to see you and your family on campus.

Admissions Eligibility

Eligibility requirements for those pursuing admission to The Mahurin Honors College.

Application Components and Suggestions 

This page details the sections of our application, including essay prompts and the involvement summary.

Current WKU and Transfer Student Admissions Requirements

This page details the requirements for both current WKU students and transfer students wishing to apply to The Mahurin Honors College.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

This page details some of the scholarships offered through The Mahurin Honors College as well as those at Western Kentucky University.

Membership Fee

Futher clarification is given on the fee for Honors, as well as some FAQ's related to the fee.

Meet our Ambassadors

The HonorsToppers are the official ambassadors for The Mahurin Honors College.  These students lead the VIP Visits for each prospective student/family.

H4 - Honors Freshmen Retreat

This page will include all information relevant to our freshmen orientation retreat, H4.

Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 4/6/21