The application process for fall 2024 is open.
Please note that you must be admitted to LSA as an incoming first-year student (not transfer)in order to access the application.

Having trouble logging in or uploading your essays?

You MUST create AND authenticate a U-M Friend account (which is NOT your Enrollment Connect account) in order to apply. Scroll down to “Troubleshooting” at the bottom of this page for information on creating a Friend account and for authentication instructions. 

For Honors Application dates/deadlines, link HERE.

Apply Here!

You must be admitted to LSA as an incoming first-year student in order to access the application. Unless you have already paid your enrollment deposit, you must create AND authenticate a U-M “friend” account to apply to Honors. Friend account instructions below.

Grades and test scores are a small part of what goes into our admissions decision-making. That’s why we are asking you to write an additional essay as part of your application to Honors. 

Approach this essay with an open mind. We want to know how you think, how your mind works—so show us!

The 2024 LSA Honors Essay Question

If you are using outside sources, you MUST cite them. Any citation style is acceptable—just be consistent. NOTE: Citations are not included in the essay word limit.

To submit your essay, click the button on the left to log into Wolverine Access. Problems applying? Scroll down for troubleshooting.

2024 Essay Question

Utilize an AI text generator to write an essay on the topic “How does the LSA Honors Program satisfy your desire for a particular kind of living learning community in your first two years of college?”

Provide us with that essay and then write your own essay discussing whether or not that AI-generated essay accurately captures your desire to participate in the lower-division Honors Program in your first two years of college. Reflect on your personal goals and meaningfully discuss how/why the AI-generated essay captures or doesn’t capture that. Please limit your essay to 1000 words. The word count does not include the AI-generated essay. Some generative AI tools are located here:


Don’t have a U-M Friend Account? Please follow these two steps:

1.) Go HERE to create one!

2.) After creating the account, you MUST authenticate it. To do that, log in using your friend account to “New and Prospective Student Business” on Wolverine Access Gateway (which is under the “Students” tab), then enter your UMID and date of birth to authenticate the Friend account.

Now you’re ready to apply to Honors!


If you receive an error message after clicking the “Upload Your Essay” button on the left and attempting to log in with your U-M Friend account, you may not have completed all of the required steps to authenticate your U-M Friend account. Use this LINK to access information on troubleshooting your Friend account.​

We suggest using either Chrome or Internet Explorer to access the submission site. Firefox has been linked to problems while uploading for many students.