Honors Admissions

Admission to Drury’s Honors Program is selective. Students interested in the Honors Program should apply before they enroll at Drury, although we will allow students to apply at the end of their first year if we have room in the program. No more than 40 students are accepted each year. We review applications of prospective students on a rolling basis. Students are selected based on their academic accomplishments and how well they demonstrate the characteristics of successful Honors students:

  • Curiosity
  • Ambition
  • Independence
  • Social and intellectual engagement in the world
  • Dedication to hard work

We review a student’s complete application and all that they have accomplished when making admission decisions for Drury’s Honors Program. Students who have been recently accepted tend to have one or more of the following characteristics: graduated in the top 10-15% of their high school class, earned a high school or college GPA of 3.6 or higher, an ACT score of 28 or higher to be the strongest candidates, an IBT TOEFL of 95 or higher, or significant achievement in an academic area or co-curricular activity.

Note: Students who complete the University Honors Program are not eligible to earn Departmental Honors.

Transfer Students and Students Currently Attending Drury

We invite any college student currently attending Drury (or with plans to transfer to Drury) with a 3.5 GPA or better to apply to the honors program.

Transfer Students from OTC

We have an articulation agreement with OTC's Honors Program for students who graduate with an AA degree and have a 3.75 GPA. Those students will be automatically admitted into the Honors Program, but they must submit the online application so we know that they are interested in being a part of our Honors Program.