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Current Students

Who can apply?

UMD freshmen and sophomores who have a cumulative University of Minnesota GPA of 3.3 or above with no more than 60 credits completed at the end of the semester you apply.

When to apply?

Current students can apply for admittance into University Honors anytime before the beginning of their junior year (assuming they have not completed more than 60 credits). We will make offers based on seat availability as we receive them. Early applications are more likely to be successful.

How to apply

We evaluate current UMD students on four criteria. The admissions essay, cumulative UM GPA, recommendation letter, and list of extracurricular activities. Submit the following four components to complete the University Honors application:

  1. Personal Statement

  2. One letter of recommendation from an academic/educational contact

  3. A list of extracurricular activities engaged in during college

  4. A copy of your transcript

Send application materials to:

Send materials as Word or PDF attachments to The letter of reference should be emailed to the same email address by the author of the letter with your name (student name) in the subject line.