Sep 24, 2023  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Deans Scholar Certificate

Selection Criteria

  • All students who enter Purdue University College of Agriculture as recipients of the Board of Trustees Scholarship are encouraged to apply to the Dean’s Scholars Program as are others fulfilling the following criteria:

             - 3.8/4.0 High School GPA and 1800 SAT/ACT 27 and above OR Valedictorian of high school

  • First semester students will be asked to accept a Dean’s Scholar status by May 15 and must accept the invitation prior to fall semester.

  • Second semester freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students with 60 credits remaining at Purdue may apply if they have a GPA equal to or greater than 3.5. A written essay stating why the student is interested in being a Dean’s Scholar is part of the formal application process. Review of applications will be administered by the Office of Academic Programs and the Departmental Honors Coordinator from the department in which the student is enrolled. Prospective Students Information

Requirements for the Certificate

  • - Credit Hours: 1.00 in Honors Course Seminar including participation in the Dean’s Scholars Learning Community
  • Honors Coursework - (12 credit hours)  Honors Courses
  • Undergraduate research (thesis) or Scholarly Project - engagement in a sustained project or creative project leading to new knowledge


Prerequisite Information

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