Category Archives: Application 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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What does my admissions decision mean?

The wait is over for many applicants as we send out decisions this week to students whose applications were complete by November 30. We dug back into the archives for this post on what your decision means: Many of you … 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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The end of November is near …

We are rapidly approaching our priority filing deadline for first-year domestic students: November 30. Those students who submit a complete application by this date have their best chance of admission to their first choice campus and/or major. But what do … Continue reading

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Happy November!

There is no denying it—at least in central Pennsylvania, there isn’t. Fall is here, and the weather is getting colder. But the ushering in of November turns the heat up on the college admissions process. At Penn State, it marks … Continue reading

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SAT Registration Deadline is Approaching!

One of the application requirements for all first-year students–domestic and international–is the SAT or ACT. Many of you have already sent us your scores to complete your application, but there is still time to get in one more examination prior … 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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The Penn State Application is ready – are you?

If so, you can apply now! Take the first step in joining the over 21,000 students University-wide that accepted their Penn State offer for summer/fall 2014. We are excited to have such great students at our campuses across the state, … Continue reading

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