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Dean's Scholars Program

The Dean's Scholars Program provides incoming undergraduate students or current students who have achieved high academic status the honor of being designated a "Dean's Scholar." In addition, the program motivates students early in their academic programs to participate in rigorous and stimulating academic courses, research and enrichment activities.

At graduation, students satisfying the Dean's Scholar requirements will have this honor designated on their transcript (Dean's Scholar concentration) and receive a College of Agriculture Dean's Scholar Certificate. This recognition is in addition to the College of Agriculture Honors Program designation that is posted to the student's academic record.

Following are admissions criteria for the Dean's Scholars Program:

  • All first-year students who enter the Purdue University College of Agriculture as recipients of the Trustees or Presidential Scholarships are eligible. Also eligible are high school valedictorians and others having a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average and a combined Scholastic Aptitude Test score of 1800 or higher, or an ACT score of 27 or higher. Students will be invited to accept a Dean's Scholar status before the new student Summer Transition, Advising and Registration program and must accept the invitation prior to the beginning of the fall semester to participate.
  • Second-semester freshmen, sophomores and transfer students with 60 credits remaining at Purdue may apply if they have a grade point average 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 honors coordinator from the department in which the student is enrolled.

Additional details regarding program policies, requirements and operations may be obtained at www.ag.purdue.edu/oap.