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Director of Honors Program
Michael Thunberg

1 (802) 485-2374
Website: norwich.edu/honors

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Eligibility and Application Process

How can I apply?

Entering First-Year Students

Entering first-year students that rank in the top 5 percent of applications to Norwich University will be invited to apply to the program. If you are selected, then you will receive a personal invitation that will include full information on the application process. The Honors Program application packet consists of:

  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty familiar with the student’s academic profile
  • A resume outlining student’s academic achievements, work experience and service credentials
  • A response essay to writing prompts

The Norwich University Honors Council will consider the credentials of an applicant and an announcement of acceptance will be made in April of each year.

Existing NU Student Applicants

Students completing their first or second semesters at NU with a 3.2 GPA and showing an outstanding academic aptitude may be invited to apply.

If you are selected, you will receive an invitation to submit the Honors Program application packet that consists of:

  • Two letters of recommendation from Norwich University faculty from two different disciplines
  • A resume outlining student’s academic achievements, work experience and service credentials
  • A response essay to writing prompts

It is strongly encouraged that NU student applicants work with their academic advisors to prepare an application packet to ensure the success of the process. Questions? Contact Honors Program Director, Michael Thunberg at 1 (802) 485-2374 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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