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First-Year Students

Students who graduate from high school with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 and an SAT score of at least 1150 may be invited into the Honors Program. In addition, strong scores in NSO tests (New Student Orientation) are considered.   

Current Penn State Students

Penn State students who take a full academic course load and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 may apply to join the Honors Program.

Criteria for Retention

To remain in the Honors Program, a student must maintain a full academic course load and earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4.