University of Vermont

The Honors College

Sophomore Admission

Any current first year student who anticipates having a GPA of 3.40 or higher at the end of the spring semester is encouraged to consider applying. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.40 at the end of the spring semester of their first year in order to be eligible for sophomore admission, and that spring semester must be the student's second full semester at UVM.

Spring 2016 Informational Meetings:

All prospective applicants are invited to attend the information meetings. The meetings will be held on Monday, February 22nd at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 22nd at 5:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Multipurpose Room in the North Complex at University Heights. If you are unable to attend one of these meetings, contact Tina Griffis (656-9100), or email: to set up an individual meeting.

Application Deadline For Spring 2016:

Online applications will be accepted between March 14th and April 15th. An application is complete only when all components have been submitted:

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all components have been received by the Honors College. (Please note that students will not need to submit their transcripts; the Honors College will access each applicant's academic transcript as a part of its admissions considerations.)  Late applications will not be considered. Students will be informed of admission decisions in early June, after spring grades have been posted. Notification will be sent to the student's UVM email address.

To apply for sophomore admission to the Honors College, please go to

  • Log in with your ID and PIN between March 14th and April 15th and select Honors College Application.
  • Enter the name and department of your faculty recommender.
  • Insert your answer to the essay question (feel free to cut & paste from Microsoft Word).
  • Click the submit button.
  • As per instructions, print the faculty recommender information sheet and give it to your faculty recommender.

Last modified May 21 2015 02:30 PM