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Sophomore Honors Award

The Sophomore Honors Award (SHA) recognizes outstanding student achievement and engagement within the LSA Honors Program within one’s first two years as an undergraduate. It incorporates participation in Honors Core Curriculum, Research, Geeklife Engagement Series, and GPA. All recipients are recognized by the director at the time they receive the award, as well as being acknowledged at the time of their graduation. The award carries no monetary value; it is a validation of one’s successful pursuit of a rigorous and well-rounded undergraduate experience from the beginning of undergraduate study through sophomore year.  

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To earn the Sophomore Honors Award, a student must complete the following by the end of their sophomore year: 

  • Complete at least two (2) Honors Core Courses, one being an Honors First-Year Writing Requirement (FYWR) Course
  • Take no more than one optional Pass/Fail course (does not include courses on a Credit/No Credit grading scale)
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.4
  • Earn 24 Engagement Points

Are you a joint student with the Residential College or another U-M School or College?

Were you admitted to LSA Honors after your first term?
Are you a transfer student from another university or U-M college or school?

If any of the above applies to you, check your admissions letter or contact your advisor regarding specific award criteria and the timeline for meeting award requirements.

If none of the above applies to you, determine when to apply as follows:

Regular summer and fall admission 2019: apply end of summer 2021
Regular summer and fall admission 2020: apply end of summer 2022
Regular summer and fall admission 2021: apply end of summer 2023
Regular summer and fall admission 2022: apply end of winter by May 30, 2024
Regular summer and fall admission 2023: apply end of winter by May 30, 2025

Looking for engagement points opportunities outside the Honors Core? Click here.