Admission

Students are admitted to the program by invitation of the Scholars Council, the group of faculty and students that oversees the program. The guidelines governing selection of new Scholars are flexible; academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and creativity are all taken into account. Students who desire to participate in the Scholars program but are not invited may petition the Scholar Council for consideration. 

  • Freshman are invited to join the program if:
      • they are in the top 10% of their graduating class and have SATs of 1100 or higher.
      • they are in the top 20% of their graduating class and have SATs of 1200 or higher.
      • they are in the top 30% of their graduating class and have SATs of 1300 or higher.

    Note: in all cases math SAT must be at least 520 and verbal SAT must be at least 580.

  • Students not meeting the above requirements may petition to join the program by contacting the program director, Dr. Chandler. Lycoming grades and professors' recommendations are carefully considered. Successful students are encouraged to join the Scholar Program.