Special Admission Requirements

All students seeking admission to the Honors Program or registration in individual Honors Courses are required to present specific credentials matching programs admission guidelines, and are required to meet with the Honors Program Coordinator prior to enrolling. Students should apply as early as possible, otherwise they can run out of time to complete the program.

If you wish to be considered for admission to the Honors Program, you must present credentials in accordance with the following requirements:

  1. Submit a completed College application.
  2. Complete the online Honors application.
  3. Submit your high school transcript or GED score.
  4. If transferring from another college, submit your official college transcripts for credit evaluation.
  5. Submit any SAT, ACT, IB, PSSA, or AP scores to the College.
  6. Submit two letters of recommendation from faculty, counselors or administrators directly to the Honors Program Coordinator.
  7. Take the College’s Placement Tests in English, mathematics and reading. If you have taken an AP English score of 3 or higher or have SAT reading & writing scores of 560 or higher, you may waive the English and reading placement tests; however, the math placement test is required of all students.
  8. Request an appointment with the Honors Program Coordinator for a personal interview to discuss course sequencing, scholarship opportunities and evaluate all admissions requirements.

For admission to the Honors Program or individual Honors Courses, students are required to meet at least two of the following:

  • Have an unweighted high school GPA of 3.4 or higher.
  • Be within the top 20 percent of your high school graduating class.
  • Scored within the top 25 percent on the SAT or similar exams.
  • Have an "advanced proficiency" score on the PSSA exam.
  • Been on a "gifted" individual educational plan.
  • Have two letters of recommendation from faculty, counselors or administrators.
  • Have a college GPA of 3.2 or higher after at least 12 credits earned.
  • Be a member in Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society for two-year college students.