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Current WKU, Community College & Transfer Scholar Admissions


We know that each scholar's ascent toward excellence is different.  Some scholars come in as first-time freshmen, but if you are on this page, we know that isn't your path toward excellence.  

So your path looks unique...we love unique in The Mahurin Honors College!

While our priority deadline for first-time freshmen is December 1 for the following fall, we know that you are on a different schedule.  You may be finishing a fall semester (either at WKU or another institution) and be thinking that the opportunities afforded at the MHC fit perfectly with your own personal ascent toward excellence.

We want you to know that we welcome all current WKU, community college and transfer scholars to apply for admission year-round!

 

Definitions:

Current WKU Scholar:

Those scholars who are currently enrolled at WKU and have an interest in applying to The Mahurin Honors College. 

Community College Scholar:

Those scholars who are:

  • Currently enrolled at a Community College.
  • Not currently enrolled as a high school student (i.e. dual credit enrollment).
  • Interested in applying to The Mahurin Honors College and Western Kentucky University.

Transfer Scholar

Those scholars who are:

  • Currently enrolled at another four-year institution.
  • Not currently enrolled as a high school student (i.e. dual credit enrollment).
  • Interested in applying to The Mahurin Honors College and Western Kentucky University.

 

Admissions Requirements

Current WKU, Community College, or Transfer Scholars (18-45 total hours)

  • Eligibility:  No more than 45 total hours of college coursework completed and in-progress with a 3.2 cumulative GPA.  Eligible for the full 28-hour Mahurin Honors College curriculum.

Current WKU, Community College, or Transfer Scholars (45-75 total hours)

  • Eligibility:  Between 45-75 total hours of college coursework completed and in-progress with a 3.2 cumulative GPA. Eligible for the Honors in the Major program.

Admissions Deadline

For spring semester admission, apply no later than January 8.  For fall semester admission, apply no later than August 15.

 

Curriculum

We know that if you are reading this page, figuring your curriculum out can be a challenge.  You already have college credit.  Will it count towards your major?  Will it count toward MHC credit?  These are all great questions.  For more information on the curriculum, please click the button below.

Curriculum

With that being said, we want you to know that our advising team is here for you.  Want to schedule a visit (in person or virtual) to discuss how your credits will translate? Susann Davis will be your contact!

 

Application Process

  1. Admission to WKU (this is the first step for those applying as a community college or transfer scholar)
  2. Submit appropriate application below based on your current scholar status (red boxes below).
  3. Components of the MHC's Application for Admission
    1. Extracurricular activities and leadership summary
    2. Essays and short answer question
  4. Verification of post-secondary academic information

 

Community College Scholar Application

Current WKU Scholar Application

Transfer Scholar Application

 

Other Important Links:

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about our admissions process , please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

We are here to help you!

Admissions Questions?

RyleZack Ryle
Assistant Director
Enrollment and Brand Management

270-745-2081
zack.ryle@wku.edu

 

 

Laura KingLaura King
Admissions Counselor

270-745-4279
laura.king@wku.edu

 

  
 

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.



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 Last Modified 6/9/21