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
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).
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
Issued by UNM. (Example: 101551155)
Date of Birth
This is how you will receive notifications from the Honors College.
What is your applicant status?
Choose which best describes you.
Current UNM Student
Transfer Students Only: Please list Honors courses you completed at other colleges.
Transfer students can receive up to 9 hours of transfer Honors credits provided the coursework appears on transcripts and students provide course descriptions or a syllabus.
Section B: Acceptance Criteria
ACT Composite Score
SAT Combined Score
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.
Choose your Honors College Option.
You may change your selection at anytime by contacting the UNM Honors College Main Office.
Please be sure to list 'Honors' if you chose the 'Major' option above.
Please be sure to list 'Honors' if you chose the 'Minor' option above.
Section D: Scholarships/Awards
Not a determining factor for acceptance in the Honors College.
Indicate any UNM scholarships you have received.
Check all that apply.
National Merit Finalist
Awards and Honor Societies
National Honor Society
National Hispanic Honor Society
National Native American Honor Society
Section E: Additional Information
Not determining factors for acceptance in the Honors College.
Extracurricular Activities or Community Involvement
List any organizations, clubs, sports, performing arts, publications that convey your level of participation and commitment to your academic and/or community. Indicate any offices held and dates of participation.
Check all that apply.
How did you hear about the Honors College?
Lobo Orientation, High School Counselor, Friend, Family, etc.
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.
The personal essay should be about you, your goals, and your interest in the UNM Honors College. Special consideration is given to essays which demonstrate academic/community involvement and strong written communication.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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