For many students, the Honors Program is an important factor in their decision to join us at Temple University. The purpose of the Honors Admissions and Transitions Team (HATT) is to guide prospective students through their college decision-making process and support their transition to Temple University and the Honors Program during the summer orientations. Click below to find out more about the students who help us do that.
Entering First-Year Students
There is no separate application for incoming first-year students. All first-year students are reviewed for admission to the University Honors Program when they apply to Temple University. Reviews occur after your admission to Temple. Our first round of reviews for the Fall 2022 class will not begin until early December 2021. You will be notified of acceptance to the Honors Program on TUPortal and via email notification.
We perform a holistic review of students, which includes a review of students' GPA, transcripts and extra-curricular activities. If standardized test scores are available, they will also be considered. However, they are not required or preferred for consideration.
Since we conduct holistic reviews, we do not have strict cut-off scores for admission. To give you a sense of how competitive our class is, our Fall 2021 Honors first-year students had an average high-school GPA of 3.9/4.0, an average SAT of 1415/1600, and an average ACT of 32. Honors does not review or award merit scholarships. Please visit the Temple University Undergraduate Admissions Page for more information regarding cost and aid.
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Current Students and Transfers
Transfer students that are applying to the university and current Temple students that would like to be considered for the University Honors Program must complete the Honors Program application.