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First-year Students / Admissions Step 1

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Step 1 - Application process and deadlines

Penn State has rolling admissions, which means there is no deadline for applying. However, we recommend that applications for first-year admission be submitted by November 30. Applications will be accepted after that date, but as admissions criteria rise throughout the academic year, it may become more difficult to gain acceptance to your first choice campus or academic program.

 

First-year Students / Admissions Step 2

Step 2 - The Application

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We recommend future Penn State students apply for admission online. To begin, create a MyPennState account, a one-stop shop for customizing your Penn State admissions experience. Through MyPennState you will be able to apply online, receive customized messages and check the status of your application. 

Make sure to remember your MyPennState user ID and password.

MyPennState (Apply Online)- This link will take you to the Undergraduate Admissions Web site where you will create an account and complete your online application

 

First-year Students / Admissions Step 3

Step 3 - Application Status

The Undergraduate Admissions Office strives to evaluate undergraduate applications as quickly as possible. To check the status of your application, log into your MyPennState account: MyPennState.

 

Summer/Fall Admissions for First-year Students

 

If completed application is received by November 30, the anticipated notification date should be no later than January 31.

 

If completed application is received by December 31, the anticipated notification date should be no later than February 28.

 

If completed application is received on or after January 31, the anticipated notification date should after March 31.