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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Application for Current and Transfer Students

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Current Minnesota State Mankato students who are interested in joining the Honors Program should complete the Current Student Application and submit two letters of recommendation. We admit current students/transfer students (freshmen, sophomores and juniors) for fall and spring semester. We are especially interested in students who have a demonstrated interest in developing their leadership, research, and global citizenship skills.


Admission Requirements
The selection committee considers the applicant's demonstrated academic excellence as well as character traits such as perseverance, inquisitiveness, and hard work.

Current students are required to have an cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher to be eligible to apply. Please keep in mind that Minnesota State University, Mankato considers one's entire academic record, regardless of when and where a student completed the work. 

To be considered for the Honors Program, students must submit the following forms directly to the Honors Program Office:
1. [PDF] Current Student Honors Program Application (126 KiB)
2. [PDF] Two letters of Recommendation (82 KiB)


Course Requirements

Current students complete 8 credits in advanced honors electives, including the 1 credit HONR 201: Introduction to Honors course and the 1 credit HONR 475: Senior Portfolio course. In the senior portfolio, students demonstrate their competencies in the areas of Leadership, Global Citizenship, and Research.


For further information about the Honors Program, please contact:

Dr. Leah White

Honors Program Director

265 Morris Hall

Minnesota State University, Mankato


(507) 389-5191