2014 Penn State Application + Schreyer Honors College
Personal Statement and Activities
A personal statement and an activities list are recommended but not required. Both of these sections are in the online application for admission.
The personal statement does not require an answer to a specific question or prompt, it is an opportunity for you to tell us anything about yourself that was not covered in the other parts of the application. The activities section allows you to copy and paste a resume or list the clubs and activities you in which you participate.
We suggest a limit of 500 words or fewer for each section.
Applicants to the Schreyer Honors College must submit letters of recommendation, but we do not otherwise consider letters of recommendation or teacher evaluations as part of our admissions decisions.
2014 Essay Questions for the Schreyer Honors College Fall Applicants
The Fall 2014 essay questions are…
- A “bucket list” is a list of things that you would like to accomplish during your lifetime. Please tell us a few of the things that might be on your bucket list and explain why they are important to you to accomplish.
- If you were to develop an international version of Mt. Rushmore, which four faces (past or present) would you select and why? In what part of the world would you want to create it?
- What do you think is the most important concern or challenge facing humanity, and what will you do about it?
The complete 2014 SHC application will be available on the Penn State Admissions Website by Sept. 1, 2013.
We do not have requirements pertaining to word count or format for your responses. A basic recommendation is to work on your responses in a Word document and then copy and paste them into the application.