Honors Pathway Program

Apply for Early Admission to the Pavlis Honors College

Who can apply

Any accepted, incoming first-year Michigan Tech student can apply for early admission. There is no GPA requirement for application, only your commitment and motivation to achieving your goals and strengthening your Pavlis Honors Abilities.

Applications are due Wednesday, May 5 by 11:59 p.m.

Please note: while you can apply at any time, we won't start reviewing applications until the spring term. If you need your application to be reviewed earlier, please email honors@mtu.edu.

What you will need

In addition to some questions about yourself and your anticipated major at Michigan Tech and a brief essay, we'll want to know if you'd like to stay in the Pavlis Living Learning Community (LLC) in Wadsworth Hall.


A 500-1000 word essay answer to "Which honors ability do you believe will be most challenging for you, and why? What are some initial ideas you have about how to push yourself to grow in this area?"

The Pavlis LLC

The Pavlis Living and Learning Community (LLC) is a place for first-year honors students of all majors to forge connections that will last through college and beyond.  Pavlis LLC students have their own section on HON 1150: Create Your Pathway, a course that uses design thinking to help you create your own individual path to achieve your personal education, career, and life goals. Located on the ground floor of Wadsworth Hall, the LLC is a good way to learn more about the honors program at Michigan Tech without making the honors program your sole experience.

Apply now for early admission

Still deciding?

  • Early admission status fast tracks the process for the Honors Pathway Program if you apply within one year of taking HON 1150. No application needed; just enroll in HON 2150.
  •  Learn more about the Pavlis Honors College Living and Learning Community on the first floor of Wadsworth Residence Hall. Space in the Pavlis LLC is limited, so priority will be given to those that apply early. 
  • What's your why? How can we help you make the most of your time at Michigan Tech—and beyond? The possibilities are endless with a Michigan Tech degree and honors recognition!

If you have questions, contact us!

Apply now