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Pittsburg State University

Honors College

Your journey make it amazing!

College is a journey of amazing academic and life experiences! Make it even better with the Honors College at Pittsburg State. Study, meet new people, travel, and excel in your endeavors after high school. Surround yourself with knowledgeable peers and expert faculty and make it a great springboard for your academic and professional decisions after college.

Explore what the Honors College at Pitt State has to offer!

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October 13

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"The advantage to coming to a slightly smaller school like Pitt State is getting to do so many things that you have an interest in."
Edith Sigler, class of 2021

At a glance

Benefits, Requirements, and Deadlines


Scholarship Structure

12 Presidential Scholars – $9,500 for 4 consecutive years with a one-time $2,000 study abroad stipend

12 University Scholars – $4,500 for 4 consecutive years with a one-time $2,000 study abroad stipend

6 Crimson & Gold Scholars – $1,000 for 4 consecutive years with a one-time $2,000 study abroad stipend

  • First consideration - superscore of 28 or higher on ACT and a 3.5 unweighted GPA
  • Second consideration - superscore of 27 on ACT and a 3.5 unweighted GPA, AND
  • Meet all admission requirements as determined by the PSU Office of Admissions

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  • January 15 - Applications are Due 
  • 3rd Sunday in February - On-Campus Interviews 
  • Week following interviews - Offers are extended
  • Late February - All acceptance or declines due
  • March 1 - Final roster in place 
  • 30 students accepted per year

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  1. Attend the Honors College Overnight Orientation 
  2. Attend the first Pitt CARES for priority enrollment

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  • Complete 21 Honors credits to graduate as a member in good standing, achieved in various ways
  • Minimum cumulative GPA for eligibility
  • Pillar Point System

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  • Priority Enrollment throughout degree plan
  • On and off Campus Enrichment Activities 
  • Membership in the Honors College Association
  • Peer Mentoring Program
  • Honors Cluster in Dorms 
  • Study Abroad/Educational Travel Opportunity

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Honors college members

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We encourage you to get in touch with the current members of Honors College Association. You can ask questions and get informed.

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