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 / SAT test scores.

When will I hear if I’ve been invited?

Freshman applicants selected for the University Honors Program will be notified by the end of March of their senior year. For more information, please visit the Admissions website.

What if don't enter UHP as a freshman or am transferring to the University?

Don't worry, you can apply for post-freshman or transfer admission if you have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

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