UNM Honors College Application

The information you provide will be reviewed carefully and will be treated as confidential. All applicants must complete this application and submit supplemental materials to the Honors College via e-mail at honors@unm.edu.
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Admission Requirements

Incoming Freshmen need a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher; and ACT composite test score of 29 or higher or SAT score of 1860 or higher. Incoming Freshman with scores at or below a 3.4 GPA/28 ACT/1859 SAT should also include a one page personal essay (details further below). Transfer or Current UNM students need a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and to have completed English 101 or its equivalent. Transfer or Current UNM students at or below a 3.1 GPA should also include a one page personal essay (details further below).

Deadlines

When to apply depends largely on when students will start at UNM or will start taking Honors courses. The Honors College Main Office will send notifications of acceptance after these deadlines. Start in a Fall Semester: February 12 (Best Consideration) and May 1 (Final Deadline) Start in a Spring Semester: November 1

Section A: Student Information















Section B: Acceptance Criteria





Section C: Honors College Options

Students have three options for participating in the Honors College. For more information on these options, please visit our website. Designation: http://honors.unm.edu/designation.php The successful completion of 15 credit hours in honors courses: (A minimum of 3 credit hours in UHON 100 level, A minimum of 3 credit hours in UHON 200 level, A minimum of 3 credit hours in UHON 300/400 levels, Remaining 6 credit hours may be UHON courses or disciplinary honors courses) Minor: http://honors.unm.edu/minor.php Completion of 24 credit hours to be distributed as follows: (3 hours of UHON 121 or 122, 3 or more hours taken from the following Honors core courses: UHON 211, 212, 221, 222, 299, 12 or more credit hours taken from UHON taken at or above the 300 level, 6 or more hours of Honors College Experiential interdisciplinary courses taken from UHON: 211, 212, 311, 312, 324, 324L, 492, 493, 495, 496, 499) Major: http://honors.unm.edu/major.php A minimum of 128 hours is required in all curricula. Of these, at least 36 hours must be completed in courses with a UHON designation.




Section D: Scholarships/Awards

Not a determining factor for acceptance in the Honors College.



Section E: Additional Information

Not determining factors for acceptance in the Honors College.





Section F: Personal Essay

This is required for Incoming Freshman with scores at or below 3.4 GPA/28 ACT/1859 SAT and Transfer/Current Students at or below a 3.1 GPA.


Section G: Supplemental Materials

The following materials must be received in the Honors College by the appropriate deadline. Send supplemental materials to the Honors College by email at honors@unm.edu, or hand deliver to Dudley Wynn Honors Center Student Health Center (Building 73), Room 21. -Unofficial Transcripts -Unofficial ACT/SAT Test Scores (Incoming Freshman Only) -Transfer Honor Course Descriptions/Syllabi (If Applicable)

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