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Apply to The Mahurin Honors College

Are you ready to apply?  We can't wait to have you!!

The priority application deadline for first time freshmen is December 1 of a student's senior year.

All applications must be received by 11:59pm Central Time on December 1 to be considered for The Mahurin Honors College's priority admission consideration.

The final deadline for applications is June 1 of the year a student would attend (rising freshmen in college).  Should you wish to apply after this deadline, please contact us at honors.admissions@wku.edu.

What steps do I need to take now?


Applicants to The Mahurin Honors College must have been admitted for general admission to WKU before completing The Mahurin Honors College application. 

Click here to apply for general admission to WKU.

What do you need in order to be eligible to apply? 

First Time Freshmen (Class of 2025 Seniors) - Eligibility Requirements

Current WKU and Transfer Students - Eligibility Requirements

The Mahurin Honors College Application for Admission consists of several components:  Validation of Academic Information, Involvement Summary, Short Answer Questions and Essays. All application materials must be submitted using the online application.  Transcripts are not required for Mahurin Honors College admission because we access and review the transcripts submitted for your general application to WKU.

Read more about the application components and other useful hints.

Are you ready to apply? The Mahurin Honors College looks forward to reviewing your application soon!

Click here to start your Mahurin Honors College application.

Once you have submitted your application, we encourage you to do the following:

  1. Wait for decisions on acceptance to Mahurin Honors College (delivered during the Spring semester).
  2. If offered admission, complete your enrollment form.
  3. Sign up for a TOP.
  4. Complete your housing application.
  5. Follow The Mahurin Honors College on social media (@WKUHonors).


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 and Transfer 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