Criteria For High School Seniors

We seek to enroll a class of approximately 300 students. Students who meet two of the three following criteria will receive information about how to apply to join the University Scholars Program:

  • 1350 SAT (Critical Reading and Math only) or 30 on the ACT Composite
  • 4.5 weighted GPA or 3.8 unweighted¬†GPA
  • Rank in the top 5% of high school class

All invitations to apply to the USP correspond with the Office of Undergraduate Admission notification dates. This includes automatic invites and self-invites. The USP generally sends out invitations to apply about one week after an Office of Admissions notification date. Students are notified through their WolfPAW account and email alert that they have been granted access to the application.

For the Fall 2019 admissions cycle the following timeline is in place:

February 8, 2019 An electronic invitation will be sent to all students who meet the admissions criteria.
March 3, 2019 The application deadline for students invited on February 8, 2019.
April 1, 2019 Applicants who submitted their application by the March 3, 2019 deadline will be notified of their admission status.
April 15, 2019 Deadline for students who were notified of their admission status on April 1, 2019, to accept the offer of admission.

If you have additional questions or concerns about the admissions criteria or process, please contact Sarah Beth May at