Category Archives: Applying to Penn State

Deadline for international applicants: February 1

While our office is busy releasing decisions and talking to domestic students who applied by November 30 – please be patient with us if you call or email, as we are dealing with a lot of inquiries – we are … Continue reading

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Parent Post: Tough Decisions

By now, your high school senior has more than likely been accepted to several universities on their list.  Congratulations to your student! If your student is anything like my daughters, once that first acceptance is received, he or she is … Continue reading

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Can I still apply after November 30?

It’s hard to believe three full months have passed since our application for Summer and Fall 2014 became available on September 1 — yet it’s true, November 30 is here! November 30 is our priority filing date. What does this … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

While Penn State students have traveled home for the Thanksgiving break, making campus a little quieter than usual, things are as busy as ever here in Undergraduate Admissions! We are processing transcripts, test scores, and applications as fast as we … Continue reading

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“I keep checking MyPennState…”

We hear this a lot from students (and parents). They tell us they keep checking MyPennState but it has had the same message for weeks. Or, they’ll tell us they sent their transcripts at the beginning of the week but … Continue reading

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FAQ: When will I get my decision?

You’ve finally settled on the sixth draft of your personal statement, have requested your transcripts and test scores to be sent, and just hit submit on the online application. Great! The bulk of your work is over. And now you … Continue reading

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November 30: One month left!

Happy November! As you might have seen yesterday, the Undergraduate Admissions Office had some fun celebrating Halloween. But, now it’s time for us to get back to work processing transcripts and working with high school students around the country to … Continue reading

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Visit Penn State and get an application fee waiver!

College application season is upon us, which means wading through all of the essays, admissions requirements, and deadlines – in addition to keeping up with your classes and activities. And if you are applying to a number of colleges that … Continue reading

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Helping your child with college applications (without doing them yourself!)

By Laurie Goodman Undergraduate Admissions parent blogger It’s only natural for parents to want to help with the overwhelming college application process. But, take care! There’s help and then there’s too much help! (Full disclosure: I’m speaking from experience here. … Continue reading

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It’s time to apply!

Happy September! It’s a big month around Penn State — classes are in full swing, fall sports get underway and, most importantly, the application for summer/fall 2014 becomes available. The application is available now on our website. (Please note, we do … Continue reading

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