Post-Freshman Admission

Current U of M-Twin Cities and transfer students are accepted into the University Honors Program every fall semester on a space-available basis.

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 2026 or later (for students admitted Fall 2024)

Please note that admission is highly competitive. The mean GPA for students admitted to the program is 3.86. Admitted students have also demonstrated a strong interest in research, scholarship, or artistic activity.


Fall 2024 Application


  • Current U of M-Twin Cities Students: February 1, 2024 (deadline)
  • Transfer Students: June 1, 2024 (deadline)

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:

  • Wednesday, November 8, at 11:00 AM (240 Northrop)
  • Thursday, November 16 at 9:30 AM (240 Northrop)
  • Wednesday, December 6, 12:00 PM (240 Northrop)*
  • Tuesday, January 16 at 11:00 AM (240 Northrop)
*Our December 6 session will be a special PFA Preview event, with a panel of current Honors students, pizza, and a meet and greet with UHP advisors. 



  • Current U of M-Twin Cities students applying for Fall 2024 will be notified of their admission decision in March 2024.
  • Interested transfer students are encouraged to apply prior to receiving notice of admission to the U of M-Twin Cities campus. University Honors Program admission decisions will be sent the week following the June 1 application deadline.


If you have any questions regarding your UHP admissions decision, please contact the University Honors Program at no later than two weeks following notification of your decision.

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