Dates & Deadlines for International Students

Penn State has specific priority filing dates for both first-year and transfer international applicants.

Application Information for First-Year Students

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.

To ensure that you have met the priority filing date, continue to check your application status in MyPennState to verify that we have received all of your application materials.

Application Information for Transfer Students

Transfer applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis, but we encourage students to apply by the prioirty filing dates for their intended session. 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 academic programs have limited enrollment, specific application dates, or other requirements. Refer to the Dates & Deadlines for 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. To ensure that you have met the priority filing date, continue to check your application status in MyPennState to verify that we have received all of your application materials.

If you have specific questions regarding your intended program, please contact your campus of interest for preferred filing dates and program information.