Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State


As part of the Schreyer Honors College application process, potential Scholars are required to submit two letters of recommendation. Recommendations can be from a teacher, a guidance counselor, a coach, or club adviser.

MyPennState Application

Applicants will have the following options for submitting letters of recommendation:

  • Schools that participate with Naviance may upload recommendations to Penn State through this portal. Please use the Penn State - Main Campus and NOT the Penn State Schreyer Honors College portal.
  • If your student applies through the Common Application, it is our understanding that you must submit the letter of recommendation along with the Common App recommender form.
  • If you are a Naviance school and your student applied directly to Penn State or through the Coalition Application, you can submit the recommendation directly through the Penn State - Main Campus portal.
  • Alternatively, for schools that do not have access to Naviance, applicants should print out cover sheets to give to all of their recommenders to attach to their letter. We prefer to receive these recommendation letters by e-mail at Recommenders who are unable to e-mail their recommendations may fax them to the Schreyer Honors College at (814) 865-9900.

These are the only portals through which letters of recommendation will be received. Please do not send recommendations to the Penn State Undergraduate Admissions Office as doing so will delay processing of the documents.

Once you have submitted both your Penn State and Schreyer Honors College applications, you will have the ability to check the status of your application by logging back into your MyPennState account and selecting the Schreyer Honors College application link. It is solely the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required documents are received by the final deadline of December 3 at 11:59 PM EST.

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