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Consider Applying to the University Honors Program

The University Honors Program (UHP) is now accepting applications for fall 2015 admission. The application deadline is January 30, 2015.

If you are a highly-motivated student and intend to participate in research, scholarship, or artistic activity under the guidance of a faculty mentor, you may wish to apply.

Participation in UHP Provides:

  • Individualized academic advising
  • Special honors courses and seminars
  • A close-knit community of driven and accomplished students
  • Increased access to courses and faculty from across colleges
  • Graduate student library privileges
  • Social events
  • The opportunity to graduate with Latin honors. (Enrollment in UHP is a pre-requisite for graduation with Latin honors. Latin honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude) is a nationally-recognized symbol of academic achievement)

Eligibility Requirements

In order for your application to be considered, you must have:

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5
  • A history of strong performance in major and prerequisite coursework
  • A planned graduation date of spring 2017 or later*

*Students planning to graduate before spring 2017 should call to schedule an appointment with a program Associate Director to discuss whether or not graduation with Latin honors is a viable option. Please note: A minimum of 60 UMTC residency credits is required to graduate with Latin honors.

Please note that admission is highly competitive. The mean GPA for students admitted to the program is typically 3.85. Admitted students have also demonstrated a strong interest in research, scholarship, or artistic activity.

Graduating with Latin Honors

To be eligible to graduate with Latin honors, you must be admitted to the University Honors Program and complete the honors degree requirements. The minimum requirements include a GPA of at least 3.5 in your last 60 credits, course and non-course honors experiences, and the completion of a research-based or scholarly/creative endeavor over the period of no less than one academic year, the results of which are summarized in a written honors thesis.

Information Sessions

Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions to learn more about the University Honors Program and the application process:

  • Thursday, 11/13/14, 1pm, 390 Northrop
  • Friday, 11/14/14, 11:30am, 390 Northrop
  • Wednesday, 11/19/14, 3pm, Magrath Library room 9 (St. Paul Campus)

**Dates, times and locations may change; please check our website for final information.

To learn more, visit the University Honors Program website or call (612) 624-5522.