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University of Minnesota Crookston Honors Program

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The University of Minnesota Crookston Honors Program was developed to inspire and transform students’ writing, critical thinking, and leadership skills.  Students will be nurtured and challenged to explore ideas, assess values and develop leadership skills. Honors coursework will address the diverse and global atmosphere in which we live. In addition, students in the Honors Program will have the opportunity for various social outings outside of the normal campus experience.

Who is eligible to participate?
The Honors Program is open to incoming high school students by invitation after review by the Honors committee. Selection is based on several factors that include but are not limited to the following: high school rank, grade point average, rigor of high school coursework and SAT/ACT scores. Other academically successful students (e.g., transfer or other advanced students, Alpha Lambda Delta inductees) are also welcome to join the program. 

Program Requirements
The program requires 9-15 credits based on when students enter the program. The final requirements include an honors proposal course that culminates in an honors essay, research or creative project that requires a public defense.