To: USM Honors Freshmen
**Scroll to the bottom of the page for FAQs!** Last Updated 1/2/18
Please note: Classes run between 3-4 weeks with about a week abroad. The dates abroad may change slightly due to group flight availability.
• Questions about the application or eligibility? Contact Us!
• HON195_2018_Application-Guide (click to download pdf)
• HON195, Section 1: Climate Change Stories (May 21, 2018 – June 8, 2018)
• HON195, Section 2: Histories of Justice (June 4, 2018 – June 22, 2018)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: May I request a letter of recommendation from my employer or another professional contact?
A: Yes! If you do not have a contact within the university that can write a letter for you, we will accept a letter from another professional contact.
[Related Reading: How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation]
Q: Should my letter of recommendation be included with my application materials or should the letter be sent directly to the Honors team?
A: We will accept the letter in either case; it is usually the preference of the writer. If the letter is sent to us directly, we will match it up with your materials during the review process. They may email their letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Can I still apply if I’ve only completed one Honors (HON) class?
A: Yes, you can still apply! This is not an automatic disqualification, but please be aware that applications with two HON courses may be scored higher than those with one HON.
Q: How do I get help with my resume or interviewing skills?
A: USM has an office dedicated to career services! Connect with a staff member in USM’s Career Hub located on the first floor of Luther Bonney on the Portland campus. Here’s a link to their USM Website!
Q: Who is teaching the 2018 sections?
A: Visit our Meet the Team page to learn more about the class instructors for May/June 2018. The class topic(s) and instructors will rotate every year.
Q: To whom should I send my video application?
A: Please send the document or link to your video application to email@example.com
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