Edinboro University Honors Program
Dr. Roger Solberg
High school seniors applying for admission to Edinboro University will be automatically offered a seat in the Honors Program if they meet the following criteria:
Current Edinboro or transfer students applying for the Honors Program must have a minimum GP of 3.4 to apply.
Note: Students who have received an automatic enrollment notice do not need to fill in the electronic application found on this page.
Students Who Fall Below the Automatic Criteria Enrollment
Incoming freshmen with a minimum 3.75 GPA and an SAT/ACT score below the minimum 1100/25 automatic admission criteria are encouraged to complete the online application accessible through the Honors web page. These applications are reviewed by the Honors Program Director and the student members of the Honors office staff. Applicants will be notified by the Honors Director regarding the outcome of this screening process.
There are two types of Honors scholarships. One is an Academic Scholarship of up to $1,500 per year, renewable for four years so long as you maintain a minimum GPA of 3.50 or higher. The other is a Housing Waiver Scholarship, equivalent to one-half the cost, per semester, of a room in the Earp Hall Honors Living Learning Floor; the Housing Waiver Scholarship is a one-time award for the freshman year only and is nonrenewable.
The application deadlines for honors program scholarship considerations are November 1 Early Action* and February 1 Priority Deadline.
*Early action deadline has been extended to December 1
Please review the following checklist before starting your application:
I am interested in the Honors Living-Learning Floor / I have applied to live on the Floor.
I meet one or more of the admission requirements (1100 SAT or ACT composite of 25).
I have written my essay, to be copied and pasted into the form below.
A 300-word minimum typed analytical essay developing your ideas on one of the following topics:
A.) Some say social media is superficial, with no room for expressing deep or complex ideas. We challenge you to defy these skeptics by describing yourself as fully and accurately as possible in the 280-character limit of a tweet. Complete the 300-word essay by exploring the meaning behind your description of self.
B.) Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?
C.) Nelson Mandela believed that "what counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." Describe a way in which you have made or hope to make a difference.
I have my resumé handy that contains my extracurricular activities, community service and leadership experience, which is required for the application. You will be asked to upload the file below. Note for Resumé Uploads: Please name your file "Full Name - Honors Application". If you need to resubmit a file, please add the version number to the end of the file name (ex. v2, v3, etc.). If you try to resubmit the file with the same name, it will not submit.
Note: Fill out this application once and it will cover both, honors program and honors scholarship, applications.