Dates and Deadlines

Learn more about when you should submit your complete application and expect an admission decision.

Dates and Deadlines by Applicant Type

Students have different dates and deadlines to track based on their applicant type. Please review the information below to learn more about the important dates of the application process.

Applicants are evaluated on a modified rolling admissions schedule. Additionally, some academic programs have limited enrollment and specific application dates. The important application dates are:

First-Year Applicant Dates
Term Application Available Priority Filing Date Priority Filing Admission Notification by: Additional Application Submission and Notification Deadline for Student Notification of Enrollment
Fall Semester and Summer Session September 1 November 30 January 31* Rolling** May 1
Spring Semester June 1 November 1 Mid-December Rolling Refer to offer notification

*With the exception of a few programs.
**Please see Dates & Deadlines under First-Year Students for more specific information.

Those students who submit a complete application, including transcripts and test scores, by November 30 will have the best chance of admission to their first choice campus and/or major and will receive an admission decision no later than January 31 (with the exception of a few programs that notify applicants at a later date). Applying after November 30, while acceptable, may limit your campus and major choices.

While you can apply after November 30 for most programs, the following programs require the receipt of a complete application by November 30:

  • Accelerated Premedical-Medical
  • Nursing

Please see Dates & Deadlines under First-Year Students for more information.

Schreyer Honors College

The Schreyer Honors College requires the completion of a supplemental application in addition to the Penn State Undergraduate Admissions application. For more information about applying to the Schreyer Honors College, visit their website.

Transfer applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis. The important application dates are:

Transfer Applicant Dates
Term Application Available Priority Filing Date Priority Filing Admission Notification by: Additional Application Submission by: Deadline for Student Notification of Enrollment
Fall Semester September 1 April 15* Late spring Rolling Refer to offer notification
Spring Semester June 1 November 1* Mid-December Rolling Refer to offer notification
Summer Session September 1 March 1* Late spring Rolling Refer to offer notification

*Some programs have specific deadlines, limited enrollment, or other requirements. Refer to the Dates & Deadlines under Transfer Students for more information.

Please submit a complete application (including all supplemental materials and transcripts from previous institutions) by the priority filing date, or as soon as possible following that date. If you have specific questions regarding your intended program, please contact your campus of interest for preferred filing dates and program information.

Preferred filing dates for Commonwealth Campus programs may differ from those shown above. Please contact your campus of interest for more information.

International First-Year Applicants

In order to have the greatest chance of acceptance to your first choice of campus and major, be sure to submit a complete application (including all of the required supplemental materials) by the appropriate dates, as outlined below:

International First-Year Applicant Dates
Term Application Available Priority Filing Date Priority Filing Admission Notification by: Additional Application Submission and Notification Deadline for Student Notification of Enrollment
Fall Semester and Summer Session September 1 February 1 Mid-April Rolling* May 1
Spring Semester June 1 October 1 Mid-November Rolling Refer to offer notification

*Applying after the priority filing deadline, while acceptable, may limit your campus and/or major choices.

Please note: Some of our programs require complete applications by November 30. For more information on specific program deadlines for first-year students, visit Dates & Deadlines for First-Year Students.

International Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis. The important application dates are:

International Transfer Applicant Dates
Term Application Available Priority Filing Date Priority Filing Admission Notification by: Application Submission after Filing Date: Deadline for Student Notification of Enrollment
Fall Semester and Summer Session September 1 February 1* Mid-April Rolling* Refer to offer notification
Spring Semester June 1 October 1* Mid-November Rolling* Refer to offer notification

*Some programs have specific deadlines and other requirements. Refer to the Dates & Deadlines under Transfer Students for more information.

Please submit a complete application (including all supplemental materials and transcripts from previous institutions) by the priority filing date, or as soon as possible following that date. If you have specific questions regarding your intended program, please contact your campus of interest for preferred filing dates and program information.

World Campus applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis. Students interested in pursuing a degree through World Campus, regardless of whether they are a first-year or transfer student, must provide Penn State with a complete application by the deadlines below:

World Campus Applicant Dates
Term Application Available Application Deadline (firm) Admission Notification by: Deadline for Student Notification of Enrollment
Fall Semester September 1 June 30 Mid-August Refer to offer notification
Spring Semester June 1 October 31 Mid-December Refer to offer notification
Summer Session September 1 March 15 Early May Refer to offer notification
 

The deadlines for complete applications at World Campus are firm. Penn State requires a complete application (including all supplemental materials and transcripts from previous institutions, if applicable) by the application deadline in order to be eligible for the chosen term. Please visit worldcampus.psu.edu for more information.