How to Apply

What to Know

Apply to UMKC

Before applying to the Honors Program, you must apply to UMKC.

Check your application status

Once admitted to UMKC, find the Honors Program application on your application status page "to-do" list.

Contact us for assistance

Email our Honors Program advisor for application link assistance.


Required Essay 

All applicants must submit an essay as part of the application for admission to the Honors Program. Please write a thoughtful, coherent essay of no more than 650 words on the topic: 

What do we owe each other?

Letters of Recommendation 

If you meet the Honors Program admission requirements, then no letters of recommendation are necessary.  

Otherwise, your Honors Program application can still be considered but you will need to submit two letters of recommendation from teachers or professors who know you well through the online application link. 

Application Deadlines

Applications for admission to the Honors Program are considered on a rolling basis, and students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  

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