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Student Expectations

In order to graduate as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, students in ALL FOUR SCHOOLS must:

  • Graduate with a cumulative Penn GPA of at least 3.40
  • Complete at least 3 credit units (c.u.) of BFS Seminars for a letter grade (i.e., not Pass/Fail)
  • Ben Talks: Present their research or findings to a broad audience of their peers outside their department.  See details on the Ben Talks requirement here.
  • Each student must also meet the additional requirements of the student’s home school