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Application & Reference Forms

Application form completed by the student. Must be typed.

The Freshman Honors College application includes the following:

  • Completed Application Form
  • An official copy of your 7th semester transcript (This is a separate process from Admission to the University)
  • Reference forms and letter completed by a school administrator/community member and a teacher in sealed envelopes to the applicant
  • Essay attached to application packet
  • Official verification of ACT score either on official transcript or photocopied from ACT results material.

2018-2019 Evaluation Process

2018-2019 Application

2018-2019 Reference Form

2018-2019 On-Campus Interview Information


 NOTE: All materials must be postmarked by January 15, 2018, to ensure consideration for the applicant in the 2018-2019 Freshmen Honors College Class. Applications received after the Jan. 15 postmarked date will not be considered for review by the selection committee.

Requirements and Admission to the Honors College

Entering freshmen whose applications are postmarked by January 15th prior to the fall semester in which the student will enter Pittsburg State University will be considered for membership.

Students graduating from an accredited high school:

  1. ACT composite score of 28 or higher OR SAT Critical Reading + Math score (CR+M) of 1310 or higher; AND
  2. Complete the Kansas pre-college curriculum (or equivalent for non-residents) with at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

The Pre-college Curriculum as established by the Kansas Board of Regents includes:

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of Math (nothing below Algebra I will be accepted) OR 3 units and one of the following: an ACT Math score of 22 or college credit in College Algebra
  • 3 units of Natural Science
  • 3 units of Social Science
  • 3 units of electives (English, Math, Natural Science, Social Science, Fine Arts, Computer Information Systems, Foreign Languages, Personal Finance, Speech, Debate, Forensics, Journalism and Career Technical Education)

International students:

  1. 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale; AND
  2. ACT/SAT/National Standardized Test; AND
  3. Rank in the to 1/3 of high school graduating class; AND
  4. Minimum TOEFL Score of 68 (Internet based); AND
  5. Recommendation from the PSU International Program and Services