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The Mahurin Honors College Admissions Application

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This is your next step!  By now, you have applied to WKU, been admitted, and reviewed are eligibility and components and suggestions sections.  You are now ready to apply!

The big red button above will take you to our online application.

Friendly reminder that the priority application deadline for first-time first-year students 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 July 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.

The MHC Application Process

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.

First Time First-Year (Class of 2022 HS 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.

4. Start The MHC Application
Are you ready to apply? The button above will take you there! 
5. You have submitted your MHC application. What is next?

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

  1. Schedule your VIP Visit with us!  We would love to meet you in person and guide you on an individualized tour.
  2. Wait for decisions on acceptance to Mahurin Honors College (delivered during the Spring semester).
  3. If offered admission, complete your enrollment form.
  4. Sign up for a TOP.
  5. Complete your housing application.
  6. 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 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

Further 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 First-Year Retreat

This page will include all information relevant to our first-year orientation retreat, H4.

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

 Last Modified 9/13/21