Undergraduate Admissions

Schreyer Honors College

Schreyer Honors College

Photo:The Schreyer Honors College
For the Glory, For the Honor

Penn State's Schreyer Honors College is widely recognized as one of the top undergraduate honors programs in the country. This unique honors opportunity is available to students at all Penn State campuses and in all academic colleges.


About the Schreyer Honors College

For students looking to demonstrate excellent academic achievement, to build a global perspective, and to seek opportunities for leadership and civic engagement, Schreyer Honors College will give you the challenge you want. Over 1,700 Scholars take advantage of many of the resources that the Honors College offers, including:

  • Small class sizes in honors courses;
  • Fellowships;
  • Scholarships;
  • Specially-trained honors advisers;
  • Priority registration;
  • Honors housing;
  • $4,500 annual grant ($2,250 per semester).

The Schreyer experience not only combines the exceptional resources available at Penn State with the advantages of an intimate college atmosphere, but it prepares students to make a difference in their communities, their disciplines, and the world.

How to Apply

You can access the supplemental Schreyer Honors College application through the Penn State application in MyPennState. All first-year students applying to any Penn State campus and major (with the exception of students accepted to a few programs, like the Accelerated Premedical-medical program) can apply for admission into the Honors College. The application includes essay questions and requires letters of recommendation.

The priority application date for the Schreyer Honors College is November 30, but applications may be submitted through January 15. Applicants who apply by November 30 have the opportunity to participate in an optional interview as part of the selection process. Every attempt will be made to accommodate interview requests but, since the interview is optional, it will not negatively impact your application if you are not able to interview. All interviews will be conducted by the end of January.

All applicants will be notified of their Schreyer Honors College decision by mid-March.

Please visit the Schreyer Honors College website for more information on how to apply.