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Admission Information


In order to be eligible for enrollment into the Honors Program, you must be accepted to Clarion University of Pennsylvania, main campus. Approximately 50 students are accepted into the Honors Program each year. For Clarion University admission information, click here.


Who may apply?

  • Freshmen (incoming and currently enrolled)

  • Upper-classmen and transfer students will be considered

Admission is competitive and based on the following criteria:

  • Minimum SAT score of 1150 (mathematics and critical reading only)

  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.64 or 92%

  • Personal interview

  • A written statement

  • Recommendations (optional)
    Note: recommendations typically come from teachers or guidance
    counselors who know applicants well in an academic context.

  • Other factors will be considered such as demonstrating leadership, communication skills, etc.

Benefits of being an Honors member:

  • Priority Registration

  • Enriched Curriculum

  • Annual scholarship eligibility

  • Faculty Mentorship

  • Field experiences

  • International Scholarship opportunities

Application deadline:

For the 2011-2012 academic year:

  • Completed applications must be submitted by March 2, 2012.

  • Early decision applications are due by December 3, 2011.

  • Notification of action on applications is normally sent within six weeks after the deadline to apply.

  • Late applications are accepted but will be considered on a space-available basis only.