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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 4 Final application deadline

  • On or 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 15 Application available online

  • May 15 Application deadline

  • June - July 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 John Barton

I decided to enroll in the Schreyer Honors College as I needed the atmosphere. In a big campus like Penn State, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and like just another face in the crowd, so it was important to me to find a setting where I could stand out. The Honors College has allowed me to make many close friends, very quickly, who challenge me to become the best version of myself.

John Barton ' 23 Nuclear Engineering

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