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 continue on a rolling basis throughout the admissions cycle. You will be notified of acceptance to the Honors Program on TUPortal.

We perform a holistic review of students, which includes a review of students' transcript, standardized test scores, extra-curricular activities, and personal statement. 

Although we do not have strict cut-off scores for admission, we report averages to give you a sense of how competitive our class is. For the Fall 2020 incoming Honors first-year students, the average high-school GPA was 3.95/4.0, average SAT was 1441/1600, and ACT was 32.

Honors does not review or award merit scholarships. Please visit the Temple University Undergraduate Admissions Page for more information regarding cost and aid.

Are you a prospective student with questions about Honors admissions? 

Honors Admissions Inquiry

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.

Current and Transfer Student Application