Membership Benefits

Honors-Only Courses

Honors students recieve early registration for classes and special courses for Honors students.

Individualized Advising

Meet with the Honors advisor for individual advising and learn about available scholarships.

Honors housing in our Living-Learning Community

Live in Honors-only housing in the Oak Street Residence Hall.

Honors-Only Study Abroad Opportunities

Honors students can study globally in Honors-only study abroad programs.

Engage in the Community

Honors students can engage in community service programs designed specifically for them.

Special Events exclusively for Honors Students

Attend and enjoy Honors-only events throughout the year.

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How to Apply

Ready to be a part of the Honors Program? Learn about requirements and how to take the next steps.

Apply to the Honors Program

First year, current and transfer students

Virtual Visit

New virtual visit videos coming soon!

Roo Honors Academy

Students entering 9th-12th grade are invited to apply for the Roo Honors Academy. This selective program provides students with the opportunity to visit UMKC and experience what the Honors Program has to offer.


Roo Honors Academy will take place June 10-14, 2024. Applications are due April 15, 2024.

Roo Honors Academy

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Director's Welcome

"I would like to welcome you to the Honors Program at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. We are a living and learning community of dedicated students, attentive advisors and engaged professors."

Read the full welcome

Need Help?

Let us assist you with your application to the Honors Program.