NOTE: The Shackouls Honors College encourages all qualified applicants to apply** to the Honors College by the December 1* deadline. However, earlier applications are preferred. Applications submitted after December 1 will be considered only as space allows.
*Deadline for Transfer, International, and Current MSU students is March 15.
Applications will be reviewed by the Honors Advisory Committee. Admissions notifications generally go out beginning February.
All students seeking to join the Shackouls Honors College must:
1. First be admitted to Mississippi State University
2. Submit the online Honors application
- Submit the Honors application essay (click here to review the essay prompt).
- Submit the names and email addresses of two teachers who are willing to serve as your recommenders.
** Remember, you must first be admitted to Mississippi State University to apply to Honors.
Freshman Honors students will be required to live in the Honors residential college (Griffis and North halls).Click Here to Apply
Once you have logged in: Click on the Shackouls Honors College logo.