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Freshman Invitation

Each freshman applicant to the University of Minnesota is carefully reviewed for admission to the University Honors Program. Invitations to join are offered to the most competitive applicants from each freshman-admitting college.

Do I need to apply?

No, there is no separate honors application for prospective freshmen!

What are invitation decisions based on?

Competitiveness for honors admission is determined by a holistic review, taking all elements of an applicant’s University application into consideration, with emphasis placed upon rigor of high school curriculum, grade point average, high school rank, and ACT or SAT test scores.

When will I hear if I’ve been invited?

Students who submit admission applications by either the first (November 1) or the second (January 1) deadline will receive full consideration for the University Honors Program. Students selected for admission to UHP will be notified by March 31.

What if I’m not invited?

Don't worry, you can apply after freshman year.

Have more questions?

What's next?

Once you've been invited:

  1. Confirm your enrollment to the U of M.
  2. Apply to live in the Honors Residential Community.
  3. Watch your UMN email for your chance to opt-IN to UHP. Opt-in messaging is typically sent within 10 days of enrollment confirmation. You must opt-IN to be a part of UHP!
  4. Contact us if you have questions. We’ll see you at orientation!

Come visit us!

Make UHP part of your campus visit. Call the U of M Visit Office at 612-625-0000 or 1-800-752-1000, or schedule online.