Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State

Evaluation Process

The Nittany Lion evaluating applications on a laptop

The Schreyer Honors College is fortunate to have more than 160 dedicated faculty and staff volunteers who make up our Selection Committee. These committee members diligently review our admissions applications every year, considering essays and letters of recommendation, to get to know each of the applicants. These faculty and staff members work regularly with the Schreyer Honors Scholars and are keenly aware of the attributes required to succeed in the honors environment.

Each faculty and staff member receives a random number of applications and individually reviews and rates each application. Every application is read by a minimum of two different selection committee members, independently, and receives two separate rating scores. These scores are compiled with the academic record review and the interview rating (if applicable) to determine the final admissions decision.

For more information about our application process, please visit our Apply to Schreyer page.

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