McMurry University Honors Days

The McMurry University Honors Program invites high-achieving high school seniors to participate in our upcoming Honors Days. Just for participating you are guaranteed to receive no less than $15,000 per year for four years (that’s $60,000). You have the chance to win full tuition!


  • 27 ACT/1290 SAT or higher OR ranking in top 5% of high school class
  • All Honors Days registrants must have been accepted to McMurry University. Registration forms submitted by students who have not been accepted will not be processed.

In order to participate:

  • Apply for admission to McMurry University if you have not already done so.
  • Send your official transcript, including ACT/SAT scores, if you have not already done so.
  • After receiving notification of your acceptance to McMurry University, register for your Honors Day appointment by filling out the form on this page.

During your private Honors Day appointment, you will interview with a member of our Honors faculty, write a short essay, take a campus tour, and meet with a faculty member who teaches in the discipline you are most interested in. Lunch will be provided for students with morning appointments.


You may schedule your Honors Day appointment on the date of your choice. Appointments are available from Monday, November 13, to Friday, December 15.

The McMurry University Honors Program


The Honors Program is a four-year honors track designed to enrich the college experience of our most outstanding students. Honors courses are small and guarantee a stimulating intellectual challenge. During the senior year, each honors student prepares a thesis that is the product of the student’s independent research conducted under the supervision of his or her major professors. Honors courses, thesis research and conference participation help honors students develop the skills, creative independence and confidence necessary for success in graduate training and professional life.


Students will complete 12 hours of honors work before the senior year and write a senior thesis. In order to continue in the program and retain an honors scholarship, students must maintain a 3.25 GPA for their honors work and a 3.5 GPA for all McMurry course work. The program sponsors a variety of extracurricular activities, including off-campus field trips, opportunities to meet with visiting lecturers and informal discussions on topics of interest. It also provides funding for honors students to attend meetings of academic societies.


Recent Honors Program graduates have gone on to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Duke, Rice, Carnegie-Mellon and many other prestigious institutions. If you are serious about academic excellence, the McMurry University Honors Program is for you!