Visit the SHC
Here is an overview of how you can learn more about the Schreyer Honors College:
Video: Why choose the Schreyer Honors College
Listen to Schreyer Scholars as they offer their advice on how to choose a college and what it means to be a Schreyer Scholar. Watch video.
Spend a Summer Day
Spend a Summer Day is the main summer visitation event for prospective Penn State students. At University Park, all academic units (including the SHC) have 50-minute presentations each morning and afternoon as part of the full-day program. Plan to attend one of our information sessions during your visit. Information and registration are available on the Undergraduate Admissions Office website. At University Park, all academic units (including the SHC) have 50-minute presentations each morning and afternoon as part of the full-day program.
Want to take a closer look at the Schreyer Honors College? The SHC hosts three Scholars Day open house events for high school students and their families at Penn State's University Park campus. You'll meet current Schreyer Scholars and SHC staff, take a tour of honors housing, and get an inside look at how a prestigious honors program fits right into Penn State.
Spring 2014: Designed specifically for high school juniors who are investigating their options for college. More about spring Scholars Day...
Friday, June 20, 2014: This is a repeat of the open house in April.
September 2014: A full day is geared toward high school seniors, including an opportunity to meet with representatives from various academic colleges that match your academic or career aspirations.
Ask the Dean
Do you have questions for Dean Christian Brady? Have you wanted to ask a current student a question? Join us online on Monday, November 4th at 7:00pm EST for a chance to ask your questions. We will be streaming live from Atherton Hall at the University Park campus. You do not need video capabilities to participate; just a keyboard to type your questions and speakers to hear our responses. Please note that the chat room will not go live until the event is scheduled to begin. You do not need to register for this event, but you will need to sign-in using your MyPennState account information.
Receptions for admitted students (March-April)
For students offered admission to the Schreyer Honors College for the upcoming fall, the SHC holds receptions from mid- March to mid- April, in advance of the May 1 decision deadline. These events are held in coordination with academic college’s accepted student programs.
Honors faculty, staff and students will be happy to chat with you about what to expect from your SHC experience. The offer packets mailed to admitted students in March contain detailed information about the spring sessions.
Individual informational meetings (year-round)
High school juniors or seniors planning to visit Penn State's University Park campus are invited to meet with a member of the Schreyer Honors College's admissions team during their visit. During this visit, we will discuss our unique honors offerings and answer any questions you may have.
We offer appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3:30 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Please call our office at (814) 865-2060 to schedule your appointment with SHC. We recommend calling one week in advance for best availability.
Please consider scheduling a Prospective Visit with the Undergraduate Admissions Office on the same day in order to receive general information about Penn State as well as a campus tour.