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Financial aid: anything and everything you’ve ever wanted to know about it

Here’s a topic that nobody really likes to hear about but everybody has to deal with in some way – tuition and financial aid.We understand that understanding financial aid can be difficult, but I’m here today to demystify some of… Continue reading

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Happy New Year from the lion!

The lion is back from holiday break! He did enjoy his temporary hibernation, but is definitely glad to get back in the swing of things during this oh-so busy admissions season….. We hope all of you enjoyed your break as… Continue reading

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What’s so special about Nov. 30, anyway?

As most of you know, Penn State does not have an application deadline, per se, but we do have what we call a recommended filing date, which is November 30. I’m here to demistify some of the myths surrounding this… Continue reading

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Blue-and-white pride permeates Big Ten country

I just returned from a recruitment trip to Chicago, and let me tell you, the interest in Penn State was overwhelming. I spent the week meeting with students in high schools and at evening prospective student programs, and I shared… Continue reading

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We are…all over the world!

At Penn State, we do a fair bit of traveling all over the country and the world to meet with prospective students who are interested in applying to Penn State. And all that hard work pays off. Last year, we… Continue reading

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Exploring your Penn State options: Beaver and New Kensington

Just returned from a visit to Penn State Beaver and New Kensington and our Pittsburgh Community Recruitment Center. What fun! Although I’ve visited many of our campuses, this was the first time I’d been to ones in the Pittsburgh area…. Continue reading

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Got app questions? We’ve got answers.

Nearly 8 days has already passed from when we launched our online application for the summer and fall semesters, and we’ve already received 1,200 applications! Kudos! As a reminder, if you’re a high school student applying for the summer or… Continue reading

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A big SASD thank you!

Believe it or not, we had roughly 10,000 visitors at our University Park campus during this year’s Spend a Summer Day visit event. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a huge success! On Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July… Continue reading

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Gearing up for Spend a Summer Day

For those of you who’ve already attended Spend a Summer Day at one of our campuses, we hope you had a great time and would love to hear about your visit experience. For those of you who are planning to… Continue reading

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So, you’re gonna be a Penn Stater…

If you’ve accepted your Penn State offer of admission for summer or fall, congratulations! We’re so excited that you’ve decided to join the more than 15,000 Penn Staters who will be joining our family across our 20 undergraduate campuses in… Continue reading

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