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Prospective Honors Students


Admission Requirements


Students qualify for admission to the Honors Program based on academic achievement, aptitude test scores, class rank, and teacher recommendations. Historically, entering freshmen honors students have averaged an SAT score of 1100 (CR + M), or an ACT score of 25, and have ranked in the top 15 percent of their graduating classes. Students interested in the challenges and rewards of an honors program and are near or above the historical averages are invited to apply. 

Current Students and Transfers

Students qualify for admission to the Honors Program based on academic achievement at Edinboro University or their previous institution. Application may be made by any full-time Edinboro Student who has earned an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher. 


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Special Program Benefits

Preferential Scheduling

Honors students in good standing are given preferential scheduling. This honor virtually assures the student the first choice of courses in the University schedule of classes. 

Living Learning Floor

Honors Program students may elect to live in this on-campus residence, featuring programs tailored to their interests. The floor is located on the 3rd floor of Earp Hall. To learn more about the Honors Living Learning floor, click here. To download an application to live on this floor, click here.

Extended Library Privileges

Honors students may check out materials for up to eight weeks, with the opportunity to renew materials if needed.

Study Abroad

Honors students are encouraged to study abroad, and are given opportunities that are not available to other university students. Each year two full scholarships are available for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Summer Honors Program.


Edinboro University has developed a scholarship program to assist students in the University Honors Program. Students entering the Honors Program as freshmen may make an application for scholarships at the time of application to General Education Honors. A limited number of scholarships are available to students who enter the Honors Program after their freshmen year. 

Mentor Program

Honor's student Cassandra Rushing has developed a mentor program to help all new honor students succeed. Each new student will be paired up with a current honor student close to their major, they will help guide the new student through their first semster answering any question along the way.

Travel Opportunities

Along with the PASSHE Summer Honor's Program, where two lucky honor students will spend a summer traveling abroad while taking honors courses. The Dr. Robert C. Weber Honors Program offers a few trips of their own. Typically students on good standing in the program can participate in a group trip every semester, a fall day trip and a spring weekend trip. Previous day trips include going to Pittsburgh, PA to visit the Cathedral of Learning and to Cleveland, OH for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The students also went on a four day trip to Washington D.C. where they visited to Newseum, Capitol Building, and the Holocost Museum, and they just recently visited Toronto, ON Canade, where they went to the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, and Casa Loma.  The students were also allowed to venture off on their own on both trips.

Honors Program Requirements

Honors Option Points

You will be required to complete a total of 14 Honors Option Points (HOPs). This point system is designed to give you the freedom to excel both academically and professionally. There are several ways to earn these points, such as: 

Honors Courses

Students must complete at least 3 Honors Courses.

Contract Courses

These allow students to earn HOPs for courses that are not Honors Courses. You will complete a 20-page research paper, or a project of equal value, under the supervision and guidance of your professor.

International and National Study Experiences

Students are able to study abroad or nationally for a semester or a full year.

Conference Presentations

This option gives you the opportunity to present your research or creative activity at a regional or national conference. 

Publication of Research

You can earn HOPs for having your work published in either an undergraduate or professional journal.

Research Project/Thesis

Students can carry out research or experience writing a thesis under the direction of a faculty mentor to earn HOPs.

Major/Minor Options

You can complete more than one major or degree, a minor, or study of a foreign language.

500 Level Courses and Above

If you desire to learn beyond the requirements of the undergraduate program, taking upper-level undergraduate classes will provide you with the knowledge and challenges you are looking for. 


Attend one Non-mandatory Honors Meeting

Several times a semester the Honors Office staff organize meetings, both mandatory and non-mandatory, to keep students up to date on changes in the program, inform them of upcoming events, and provide a fun social atmosphere to meet new people. To help encourage participation in the Honors community, you are required to attend one non-mandatory meeting. Attendance is taken to ensure everyone's participation.

Service Learning

“Service-learning combines service objectives with learning objectives with the intent that the activity change both the recipient and the provider of the service. This is accomplished by combining service tasks with structured opportunities that link the task to self-reflection, self-discovery, and the acquisition and comprehension of values, skills, and knowledge content.” (Learn and Serve Clearinghouse, 2007)
 Students are required to complete ten (10) hours per semester of service learning activities. This requirement results in twenty (20) hours of service learning hours for the academic year. Upon completion of each activity, students are required to document the activity and provide a narrative connecting the service activity to academic theories and/or perspectives and turn in the requisite forms to the Honors Program Office for approval.

Attend an Educational Event on Campus

The university offers many programs on campus to provide students with new educational and social opportunities. To help students take full advantage of the resources, faculty, and events offered on campus, you must attend one educational event on campus per semester and document it.

Dr. Jones


Dr. Jean Jones

Director, Honors Program
Professor, Rhetoric and Communication
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, PA  16444
Phone:  (814) 732-2981
Dr. Jones short biography: here
The Dr. Robert C. Weber Honors Program is a proud member of the National Collegiate Honors Council

The Dr. Robert C. Weber Honors Program is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council - NCHC. As a member institution, our students are eligible to apply for programs and scholarships sponsored by the NCHC. Please click on the link below to visit the NCHC website and explore other opportunities available to our Honors students.

National Collegiate Honors Council