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The Honors College is a home for UVM undergraduates who seek to dive deeper into their intellectual areas of passion. Any current first year UVM student who anticipates having a GPA of 3.40 or higher at the end of two semesters of undergraduate study is encouraged to consider applying for sophomore admission to the Honors College. 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 of full-time undergraduate study.

Note: Students completing the  Liberal Arts Scholars Program (LASP) at the close of spring 2023, who wish to apply for sophomore admissions into the Honors College must have: a GPA of 3.7 or above, meet all LASP requirements AND provide the same sophomore application materials as listed below, indicating in the application form that they are in LASP, in order to be assured admission. Students in LASP who have a GPA of 3.4 -3.69, or who have a 3.7+ but have not met all LASP requirements, may still apply but are not assured admission.


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Application Deadline For Spring 2023:

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

  • Application form
  • The Honors College aims to build a vibrant community that embeds the liberal arts in a culture of research and scholarly inquiry. We cultivate a community centered in inclusive values, we empower students through experiential learning, and we nurture our students’ potential to grow into courageous thinkers and compassionate leaders. Please answer the following questions about your hopes for an Honors College experience:

    1.    What do you hope to gain from being a member of the Honors College community? (250 words maximum)

    2.     What do you hope to contribute to the Honors College Community? (250 words maximum)

    3.     Please provide one example of how your experiences, personal values, or academic goals have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity while at UVM. (250 words maximum)

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 the Registrar's Office.

  • Log in with your ID and PIN between March 15th and May 12th and select Honors College Application.
  • Insert your answer to the three questions (feel free to cut & paste from Microsoft Word).
  • Click the submit button.
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Sophomore Application Process specifically for LASP Students only:

Tuesday, February 21st from 5 pm to 6:30 pm at the Davis Center

Honors College Sophomore Admission Open House:

Wednesday, March 29th from 5:05 pm to 6:20 pm at UHN Multipurpose Room or on MS Teams

Sophomore Admission Application Deadline

  • May 14, 2023

Application Materials