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’s 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. In addition, write a statement of at least 300 words about what Drury’s honors program would mean to you. If you took part in an honors program at another school, discuss this in your written statement. Send your written statement to Richard Schur at rschur@drury.edu.

Transfer Students from OTC

Transfer students who have successfully completed OTC’s honors program (with an associate’s degree) and who are admitted to Drury’s program (after applying as described in the previous section) receive honors credit for their honors coursework at OTC.