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University Honors Program

The University Honors Program (UHP) provides highly qualified and
motivated students with a rigorous and enhanced learning experience that
crosses academic boundaries. The enriched educational opportunities for
honors students include special honors courses and seminars, and an array
of co-curricular opportunities. Early in their academic careers, honors
students—with the guidance of faculty members—are encouraged to begin
engagement in laboratory or scholarly research, works of creative
expression, and internships appropriate to their fields of study.

To graduate with Latin Honors (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum
laude), students must be admitted to the University Honors Program and
complete the honors degree requirements. These requirements include a
minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA in the student’s last 60 graded UMTC credits
and completion of required honors experiences, including a written honors
thesis based on the results of involvement in research or other
scholarly/creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Applicants to the University Honors Program must have:
1) a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
2) an academic record with strong performance in major and prerequisite
coursework
3) at least 4 semesters remaining until graduation as of Fall 2010

Admission to UHP is competitive and is based on a comprehensive review of
the student’s application. Informational sessions for interested students
will be held the first two weeks of December. All interested students are
strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions. Check the
<http://honors.umn.edu/admission/sophomore.html> UHP website for the days,
times, and locations of the informational sessions and to learn more about
UHP.

You may direct students to the  <http://honors.umn.edu/index.html> UHP
Website to complete and submit an application. The priority application
deadline is January 5, 2010. Full consideration will be given to all
complete applications received by the priority deadline. Applicants will
be notified of the decision on their application by March 1, 2010.

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