Category Archives: Admissions Information

WPSU’s ‘Higher Education in Focus’ to discuss Penn State admissions process

An inside look at Penn State’s admissions process is the subject of tonight’s episode of Penn State President Eric Barron’s “Higher Education in Focus” program being broadcast on  WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM. The episode titled “Taking the Mystery out of Admissions” will … Continue reading

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The time to apply to Penn State is NOW!

The Penn State fall/summer 2016 application is now available on our website. If you have not created a MyPennState profile yet, you will need to do so before you can log in and start the application. Here are some helpful … Continue reading

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DEADLINE: May 1 is National College Decision Day

We’re only a few short days away from May 1, the national deadline for you to let us know where you’ll be attending college next year. Fingers crossed you pick Penn State! Choosing a college is a HUGE decision, and … Continue reading

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Schreyer Honors College application deadline

The deadline to apply to Penn State’s Schreyer Honors College is just around the corner on January 15. Schreyer is one of the best college honors programs in the country, and it’s open to students at all of Penn State’s … Continue reading

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Closed for the holidays …

Happy Holidays! The Undergraduate Admissions Office will be closed from Wednesday, December 24 through Sunday, January 4. We will be available at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 5. Since the office is closed, we will not be processing documents, sharing … Continue reading

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What happens to your application once it’s submitted?

Our colleague Day did a great job of answering that question last year, complete with photos as the applications move through our office – check it out! Remember that it can take a week or more for documents to be … Continue reading

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Few application changes

So, the application is live, but are there any updates you need to know about before you start working on it? The short answer is: no, not really. By and large the application for 2015 closely mirrors the one for … Continue reading

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World Campus deadline for Summer 2014 is March 15

Though we have rolling admissions for the majority of our programs at Penn State, the degree programs offered through World Campus do have application deadlines. The next deadline coming up if you want to begin your studies in Summer 2014 … Continue reading

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After the decision … what are my options?

We have reached that time where almost all of our domestic students who completed applications by November 30 have their admission decision in hand. Admission, particularly to University Park, was more competitive this year, as we experienced a substantial increase … Continue reading

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For those applicants awaiting admissions decisions …

The time is upon us! The majority of students who applied prior to the November 30 priority filing date are still awaiting decisions … and you will be hearing your decisions over the next two weeks! As I am sure … Continue reading

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