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?

Applicants selected for the University Honors Program will be notified by the end of March of their senior year if they submit a complete application by the November 1 early action deadline or the January 1 regular deadline. Applications that become complete after the January 1 deadline are reviewed on a space-available.

What if I’m not invited?

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

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