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Potsdam Prepared: Fall 2021 Updates

Admission Criteria & Expectations

Admission Criteria

  • A 3.5 GPA or better
  • 30 completed hours at SUNY Potsdam
  • At least four semesters remaining towards completion of an undergraduate degree (including the Fall semester in which you apply)
  • Application to the Program (accepted only in the Fall)
  • Interview by the Selection Committee
  • Selection by the Selection Committee

Expectations of Scholars

  • Maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Attend all program events
  • Complete a yearly educational plan and budget
  • Register for and complete APLE 450 Advanced Honors Colloquium (1 cr.) to discuss and share your work. Multiple sections of APLE 450 will be offered every term. Class meets for one hour per week for fifteen weeks.
  • Comply with deadlines
  • Be involved in planned activities
  • Attend Senior Project Presentations
  • Complete a Presidential Scholars Project and present the Project during the senior year