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Differences between Schreyers and regular?

Lil_Wayne_FanLil_Wayne_Fan Registered User Posts: 461 Member
edited May 2009 in Penn State
What are they?
Post edited by Lil_Wayne_Fan on

Replies to: Differences between Schreyers and regular?

  • Lil_Wayne_FanLil_Wayne_Fan Registered User Posts: 461 Member
    So besides the dorms being different, smaller classes, anything else?

    Do you get a discount in tuition or something?
  • bahamut277bahamut277 Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    Every first-year scholar gets $3500/yr from the honors college, and the other colleges may give more financial aid to scholars. I believe the college of ag matches that, and the eberly college of science has a few full tuition, room, and board scholarships that only scholars can get.
  • LMDBLMDB Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    From the parent of a Shreyer Scholar: I'm not sure whether this is just my perception or full reality, but my D seems to have more dedicated advisors than one would expect the general student body to have. Just guessing, but perhaps the honors advisors have fewer students to work with, and specialize in becoming familiar with tools and academic opportunities that would be most useful for the stronger students. Hers puts a good bit of effort and time into making sure she is personally informed about every scholarship & fellowship in her field, and works with her throughout the application processes. Also, there are various academic opportunities that the administration offers exclusively to the Shreyer Scholars, such as applying for the Goldwater Scholarship.
  • CH121SCH121S Registered User Posts: 1,077 Senior Member
    I think that would be more of a reality, Most of the time the honors advisors are better (I know someone who has a crappy honors adviser actually. It really depends on which college you're in though with the regular advisers (For instance I have heard bad things about the Kines Advisers but the ones in the College of Engineering didnt seem to bad to me.)

    This mostly hear say though since I really didnt use much more than my major advisor which I got in my junior year.
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