Honors Program Qualifications and Requirements

Honors Program Qualifications and Requirements

First-Year Students

Incoming students are formally invited to join the Honors Program during the summer scheduling phase of New Student Orientation (NSO). Incoming students typically have a high school grade point average (GPA) over 3.5 and SAT scores over 600 in both the verbal and math sections of the test, for a combined score over 1200.

Current Penn State Students

Penn State students who take a full academic course load and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 may be considered for the Honors Program.

Retention Criteria

To remain in the Honors Program, a student must maintain a full academic course load, including one honors course each semester, and the student must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3.