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Application Process

We are excited that you would like to join the College of Engineering Honors community! We have included some information for you regarding the application, interview process, and timeline.

Application Workshop

Students interested in joining the Engineering Honors Program are invited to attend a 90-minute Honors application workshop. These workshops will be offered at a variety of dates and times in September and October and will cover a variety of professional topics. Students who attend and complete a workshop will be eligible to submit an application to the Engineering Honors Program.

The Application

Students Before starting your application, you will want to have the following ready:

  • A resume
  • Your course plan for completing your selected academic minor
  • Responses to the short answer question(s)
  • Open-ended response (either an e-portfolio or video)


Short Answer Questions

In the application, you will be prompted with two short answer questions (two for students interested in the EGL specialization). Please keep all responses to 250 words or less.

  1. Why did you choose your minor?
  2. (EGL Specialization only) The Engineering Global Leadership (EGL) Honors specialization requires students to complete the CoE Honors program with a Global Business/Operations focus, culminating in a capstone project through the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. Explain why completing a project through the Tauber Institute aligns with your interests and potential career plans.


Open-Ended Response

In the application, you will be prompted to provide an open-ended response to one of the questions listed below. You must respond to these questions with a video response of two to four minutes or an e-portfolio. Students opting to respond to a question with a video response should consider using the STAR (Situation, Task, Action Result) method. More information on this will be provided at your application workshop.

  • Tell us about a community or cause that you are passionate about and are part of or want to be involved in.
  • How would you deal with failure/adversity?
  • If you had the opportunity to go back in time, tell us about an action of yours you would change.
  • Tell us about a time you experienced failure and what you learned from it.
  • Tell us about a time when you received constructive feedback and how you responded.
  • What is something new you’ve learned in the past year given the social changes that have occurred within the U.S. and around the world (pandemic, racial inequality, health disparities, etc.)?
  • What is something you learned in the past year that has changed your outlook?
  • What is something you have learned from someone else’s perspective in the past year?


Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall term is November 8th.

The application deadline for Winter term is early MarchThere may not be a Winter application cycle during the 2021-22 school year.


Prior to the submitting your application, make sure to attend one of the applications workshops in September or October.

We encourage you to visit the ECRC to review your resume prior to submitting your materials.

If you have any questions about the application itself, please visit our Peer Advisors during walk-in hours.

After the deadline passes, the Honors faculty and staff will review the applications and decisions will be provided before the end of the semester.

Students interested in joining the Engineering Global Leadership (EGL) specialization of the Engineering Honors Program first need to apply and be accepted to the Engineering Honors Program through the method described on this page. Students interested in EGL must be accepted to the Engineering Honors Program and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher at the end of the Fall term to be invited to interview for EGL in early January. Students who earn between a 3.4 and 3.59 cumulative GPA by the end of the fall term will be considered on a case-by-case basis to apply to EGL.

Ashli Wilson

(734) 763-0505

251 Chrysler

Honors Location:
251 Chrysler Center
2121 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2092

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Walk-In Peer Advising Hours:
Monday – Friday
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST
(September – April)

Contact Us:
Email: coehonors@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-0505