Honors College Application
Begin the 2022-2023 Honors College application by completing the following form.
Apply to Honors College At MC
You should request a letter of recommendation from two recommenders who can comment meaningfully on your academic qualifications, leadership abilities, and character strengths. These letters should not come from relatives. Letters should be emailed from the recommender directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommenders should be asked to include the student's name in the subject line. Submissions should be in either MS Word or PDF format and include the student’s name in the subject line of the email. Additional information for recommendation letter writers can be found here.
You should submit a resume of no more than two pages that highlights your academic and extracurricular involvement and achievements during high school.
You should respond to both of the following prompts in a separate essay of no more than 700 words. Your essays will be evaluated based on a combination of content, organization, creativity, and substance.
- Looking back on your time in high school, consider an event that challenged or changed you in unexpected ways. Explain the challenges and/or changes and describe what lessons you learned from this experience.
- “One of the biggest obstacles to making a start on climate change is that it has become a cliché before it has even been understood” – Tim Flannery, Ph.D. The discussion surrounding climate change is multifaceted and complex. A 2021 report from the Lancet Countdown linked climate change to extreme weather events, increased infectious disease transmission, and food, water, and financial insecurity. Yet many disagree on the potential impact of climate change on the world.
Analyze the major components surrounding this issue and propose a potential solution. How might the gospel speak to the issue and your proposed solution?
Completed Honors College applications, including all of the documents listed above, are due by December 12, 2022. Please advise your recommenders of this due date. Application documents (excluding recommendation letters) will be submitted electronically via the MC Student Application Portal.
Upon review of all completed applications, selected applicants will be invited to participate in the Honors College interview process. Interviews for the Honors College will be conducted on January 30, 2023 and February 2, 2023. Applicants to the Honors College will be interviewed in a panel format by Honors College faculty members. A dinner will be held on the evening of your HC interview at 6:30 p.m., and all competing scholars and their accompanying family are invited to attend.
While on-campus interviews are preferred, we understand that travel may prevent some students from scheduling a campus visit. In such cases, an online interview will be scheduled via Zoom in late January or early February. On-campus interviews will be held with the safety of incoming students, their families, and the MC community in mind.
Honors College applicants are strongly encouraged to also compete in the Select Scholars Competition; the two competitions are not mutually exclusive. Students also participating in this competition will have an additional interview with the Admissions Committee on the following day. Please see the Select Scholars Competition page for additional information and requirements.
If you have any questions or problems with the application process, please contact Dr. Erin Norcross, Director of the Honors College, at 601.925.3936 or email email@example.com.