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Sophomore Honors Award

We hope that you will go above and beyond the minimum requirements during your first two years and earn a Sophomore Honors Award.  These awards recognize outstanding achievement and engagement in the first two years of the Honors Program.  Award winners will be invited to our graduation ceremony and recognized individually.  The awards are suitable to highlight on a resume or CV. 

Sophomore Honors Award for Students Entering Prior to 2017: Click here for drop down.

Sophomore Honors Award requirements for students entering in 2016 and before:

 

  1. Obtain a minimum grade point average of 3.700, with no grade below a "C" in any course.
  2. Complete Honors Core courses in NS, SS, and HU, as well as five additional Honors courses during the first four full terms (fall/winter) at the U-M, including the FYWR (First Year Writing Requirement). All courses counted must be 3-credit. Mini-courses are not counted for this award.
  3. Average 14 credits per term during the first four full terms they are at the University of Michigan.
  4. Apply for the Award after the conclusion of the sophomore year. 

 

 

Read here for students entering in 2017 and later. For this group, we recommend following your progress towards the awards on umich.GradeCraft.com.

The Sophomore Honors Award recognizes students who have:

  1. Earned at least 30 Engagement Points (see your umich.GradeCraft.com account)

  2. Averaged 14 credit hours each full (Fall/Winter) term

  3. Completed an Honors Core class which meets the first-year writing requirement (FYWR)

  4. Completed of a total of three Honors Core courses (inclusive of # 3 above) in at least two different distribution areas (HU, NS, or SS)

       5. Achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.400 with all classes graded or credit/no credit (no elective P/F).

The Sophomore Honors Award with Distinction recognizes students who have:

  1. Earned at least 30 Engagement Points (see your GradeCraft account)

  2. Averaged 14 credit hours each full (Fall/Winter) term

  3. Completed an Honors Core class which meets the first-year writing requirement (FYWR)

  4. Completed of a total of three Honors Core courses (inclusive of # 3 above)in each of the three different distribution areas (HU, NS, and SS)

  5. Achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.700 with all classes graded or Credit/no credit (no elective P/F).

Are you a joint degree student or joint with the RC?

Are you a student joint with the Residential College or another College?  See your Honors Advisor for more information on your award criteria.

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