Admission After Freshman Year

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 2022 or later (for students admitted fall 2020)
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.

Application and Deadlines

The application period for fall 2020 admission is now closed.
  • The deadline for current U of M–Twin Cities students to apply for fall 2020 post-freshman admission was January 31, 2020.
  • The deadline for fall 2020 transfer students was June 1, 2020

Information Sessions

Questions about 2021 post-freshman admission or about UHP in general? We strongly encourage you to attend an information session this Fall. We typically hold several sessions in November and again in January. Check this page for details then!


Current U of M–Twin Cities students will be notified of their admission decision by March 2020.


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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