Admission - Edinboro University
          Contact Info

          Edinboro University Honors College
          Baron-Forness Library, 2nd Floor
          200 Tartan Drive
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2981

          Dr. Roger Solberg

          Admissions Requirements

          High-achieving new students, as well as current EU students and transfers, dedicated to academic excellence, are eligible for the Honors College.

          Honors College Admission Application

          High school seniors applying for admission to Edinboro University will automatically be offered a seat in the Honors College if they meet the following criteria:

          • 1200 SAT or 25 ACT and 3.5 GPA
          • OR 1100 SAT or 22 ACT and 3.75 GPA

          Current Edinboro or transfer students applying for the Honors College must have earned a minimum college GPA of 3.40. 

          The Honors College Admissions and Scholarship application is provided below.  You must complete this form if you fit one of the following descriptions:

          • You have been automatically accepted into the Honors College and wish to apply for Honors College Scholarship consideration.
          • You are a high school senior who was not automatically accepted into the Honors College. You have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.50 and have not taken the SAT or ACT. Filling out the application form for Honors admission consideration will also place you in consideration for an Honors scholarship, should you be accepted into the Honors College.
          • You are a high school student with a GPA below 3.50 and/or a standardized test score below 1100 (SAT)/22 (ACT). Filling out the application form for Honors admission will also place you in consideration for an Honors scholarship, should you be accepted into the Honors College.

          All applications are reviewed by the Honors College Director and the students who serve on the Honors College office staff.  In the decision-making process, your writing sample (see checklist below), extracurricular activities, and leadership positions are weighed very heavily.

          Types of Honors College Scholarships

          There are two types of Honors College scholarships.  One is an Academic Scholarship of up to $1,500 per year, renewable for four years as long as you maintain a minimum GPA of 3.50.  The other is a Housing Waiver, equivalent to one-half the cost of a room in the Highlands or Towers residence halls (approximately $3,000); the Housing Waiver Scholarship is for the freshman year only and is non-renewable.

          Only incoming high school graduates are eligible for Honors College scholarships. Current Edinboro students and transfer students are not eligible.

          The application deadlines for Honors College admission and Honors scholarship consideration are November 1 Early Action, February 1 Priority Deadline, and April 1 Final Deadline.  By April 1, most if not all of the Honors scholarships will have been awarded.  However, exceptional late-arriving applications could result in an Honors scholarship offer if an earlier recipient chooses not to accept his or her award.   


          Please review the following checklist before starting your application:

           I have applied, or intend to apply, to live on the Honors Living-Learning Floor in Highlands 1. (This is optional. You are not required to live on the Honors floor.)

           I meet one or both of the minimum admission requirements: 1100 SAT/25 ACT; 3.50 GPA. (Students who fall slightly below these numbers can still apply.)

           For my writing sample, I have included one of the following:

          • A high school research paper of between 5-10 pages;
          • Or

          • A 500-word typed essay developing my ideas about one of the topics listed below. (Applicants are strongly encouraged to exceed the 500-word minimum.)

            • 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 500-word essay by exploring the meaning behind your description of yourself.
            • Pick one creative work—a book, film, play, graphic novel, TV show, painting, album of popular music—any piece of artistic expression that changed your life.  Did it alter how you see the world or other people?  Help you understand yourself better?  Make you want to follow in that artist’s footsteps?  Something else?  Explore its effect on you.
            • 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. 

          Honors College Admission and Honors Scholarship Application

          Note: By filling out this application, you are applying for both admission to the Honors College (unless you have already been automatically accepted) and Honors College scholarship consideration.

          Applicant Information
          Academic Information
          Academic and Extracurricular Resumé
          Application Essay