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 the start of the final weeks leading up to our November 30 priority filing date. We recommend that all first-year students submit their complete application to us by that date.

We know—you still have a few more weeks to apply and send us your application materials. But in order to have your best chance of admission to your first-choice campus and/or program, we recommend getting your application, official high school transcript, and official SAT or ACT scores to us by November 30.

Why risk missing this date? In just a few simple steps, you can make sure we have your application, and you won’t have to worry about whether or not you sent everything to us on time. All you need to do is:

      1. Apply online through MyPennState.
      2. See you high school counselor and have him/her send us your high school transcript and the counselor form that you are provided when you complete your Penn State application.
      3. Contact the College Board (code #2660) or the ACT (code #3656) to request your official test scores to be sent to Penn State.

If we receive all of your materials by November 30, you will have an admission decision by the end of January.

We encourage all interested first-year students to apply by November 30, but if you cannot for any reason, we continue to accept applications after that date.

Best of luck this month as you complete your Penn State application—we look forward to receiving it!

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