Coronavirus Important Updates

A Program for Students Who Demonstrate Intellectual Curiosity Through Academic Achievement & Community Engagement

The Seton Hill Honors Program is for students who prefer courses with an additional academic challenge - but who aren't interested in adding a lot of extra classes to their course load as they prepare for careers or graduate school. Honors students take Honors Sections of four required liberal arts courses, in addition to one Honors Seminar and one Honors Capstone Experience. Upon completion of the program, Honors students receive "Honors" distinction at graduation and on academic transcripts and letters of recommendation from the Honors Program Director. Honors students are also eligible for honors scholarships and honors housing. 

The Honors Admission Committee considers the following credentials for application to the program:

  • Record of Engagement
  • Academic Excellence
  • Expressed investment in the program in the form of a required essay

Recommended Academic Record:

  • GPA: 3.8
  • ACT Score: 26 and/or SAT Score of 1270

Students interested in the program are encouraged to apply immediately upon their acceptance to the university.  The program has limited capacity. If you have been unable to take your ACT or SAT due to the pandemic, the Honors Program has a Test-Optional policy.

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information.

To contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, fill out our online Request for Information form. You may also call us any time at (724) 838-4281 or (800) 826-6234, or send an email to