Students become eligible for the Honors Program in a variety of ways. A student can enter Otterbein as an Honors student by meeting one of the following criteria:
- ACT scores (of 27 and above) and in the top 10% of their graduating high school class
- SAT scores (1220 and above) and in the top 10% of their graduating high school class
Entering freshmen who do not meet the above criteria may request entrance into the program based on partial qualifications and faculty recommendations. Sophomore students may also request admission into the program when they have reached a GPA of 3.5. Requests for admission into the Honors program should be submitted to the Director of Honors.