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The Schreyer Honors College is consistently ranked as one of the nation's top honors programs. Discover why by visiting us and learning more about what it means to be a Scholar.

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Choose Your Path Apply to Schreyer

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Applying to colleges takes thought and research, but it shouldn't be stressful. Our application process is designed to find students who are high achievers but who are also active in their communities and want to explore new frontiers. We want to learn about you as you learn about us.

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Dates & Deadlines

  • August 1 Applications available online

  • November 1 Penn State Early Action Deadline

  • November 1 Optional Interview Deadline for Schreyer Applicants

  • December 6 Final application deadline

  • Before March 1 Admissions decisions announced

New Schreyer Scholars at Current Student Orientation

Thinking of adding a new element to your Penn State experience? First- and second-year students may apply to join the Schreyer Honors College and enjoy benefits that include early course scheduling, financial support for research and travel opportunities, and much more.

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Dates & Deadlines

  • March 1 Application available online

  • May 15 Application deadline

  • June - August Admissions decisions announced

See for Yourself Visit Schreyer

Getting a feel for the place you will be spending the next part of your life is important. A visit to the Schreyer Honors College will allow you to meet current students and Honors College staff, check out residential halls and classrooms, and picture yourself as a Scholar.

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What Sets Us Apart The Schreyer Advantage

Graduating from the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State opens up a world of opportunity — from top-tier graduate programs to employment by leaders in commerce and industry.

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Why Schreyer?
Schreyer Scholar Cali Capetola

The Schreyer Honors College offers a unique opportunity for students of many different backgrounds and majors to come together in a community of Scholars who strive to go beyond what is simply expected of them. The Schreyer community houses students who possess a genuine love of learning and an innate passion for what they do.

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