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Honors Admission Policy

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Students may be accepted into the Honors Program after admission into Drury University up until they have completed 70 credits at Drury. After completing an application, students can be accepted automatically into the program based on their test scores, high school GPA and/or college GPA or they can be accepted through the competitive admission process.

Automatic Acceptance – must complete online application 

  • Prospective Domestic Drury Students
    • ACT of 28 or higher AND high school GPA 3.8 or higher
  • Prospective Transfer Students
    • College GPA of 3.8 or higher AND 30 or more college credits
  • Prospective International Students
    • TOEFL of 90 or higher, IELTS of 7 or higher, OR SAT of 1300 or higher
  • Current Drury Students
    • Drury GPA of 3.8 or higher

Competitive Acceptance – must complete online application AND complete an Honors interview

  • Prospective Drury Students
    • ACT of 26 or higher OR high school GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Prospective Transfer Students
    • College GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Current Drury Students
    • Drury GPA of 3.6 or higher

Formal Admission into Honors Program

Accepted honors students matriculate into the Honors Program when they meet the following conditions:

  • Complete 30 hours of college credit;
  • Possess an Overall GPA of 3.75 or higher; and
  • Earn a 3.3 GPA in three or more credits in honor classes at Drury University.

Accepted students who have earned more than a total of 70 credit hours at Drury but have not met all of the requirements listed above will no longer be a part of the Honors Program unless they get permission from the Honors Director to remain in the Honors Program for an additional semester.

To seek formal admission, pick up the application from Dr. Richard Schur (rschur@drury.edu) in Pearsons Hall 316.


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

Honors Program Handbook