Undergraduate Admissions

Steps to Apply: Transfer Students

1. Set up a MyPennState profile.

With a Friends of Penn State (FPS) ID and password, created through MyPennState, you can sign in to work on your application. You can also log off and your application will be saved as long as you click the "Save and Continue" button at the end of each page.

You can also sign in to MyPennState to check the status of your application once you've submitted it, or to email us a question whenever you might have one.

If you join us at Penn State, your Friends of Penn State (FPS) ID will become the ID you use to check your email, schedule classes, and use computers on campus, among many other services.

2. When to Apply for Transfer Students.

Applicants are evaluated on a rolling admissions basis. Some academic programs have limited enrollment and specific application dates. Please submit a complete application (including all supplemental materials) as soon as possible or by the following dates:

Penn State University Park - preferred filing dates:

  • Fall Admission :April 15
  • Spring Admission: November 1
  • Summer Admission: March 1

Penn State Commonwealth Campuses - preferred filing dates:

Please contact your campus of interest for preferred filing dates.


Note: Some Penn State programs have specific program deadlines.

3. Apply Online.

Inside MyPennState, click "Apply online" to start your application. If you would like to review the application before you begin, view the Applying on the Web Worksheet.

4. Complete your online application.

The application requires a non refundable application fee of $50 for domestic students and $65 for international students. Be sure to hit the "Submit" button after the "Summary and Review" section, which finalizes payment of your fee. You will receive an email confirmation. Please check your junk mail or spam folder if you do not receive it and be sure you've provided a valid email address.

5. Submit supplemental application materials.

After submitting an online application, send the required supplemental materials to Penn State Undergraduate Admissions.


Please review the application requirements for transfer applicants.

6. Check your application status.

Login to your MyPennState profile to receive current information regarding your application status and the opportunities available at Penn State. If we are missing any materials to complete your application package, we will notify you via the status check on MyPennState.

7. Receive your admissions decision through MyPennState.

Once your application is complete and we have made a decision, you will be able to view the decision online through MyPennState. More information will also be sent via U.S. mail.

Decisions for academic programs that include an audition, interview, or portfolio may require a longer review period. For information on application requirements and guidelines for the Visual and Performing Arts please refer to artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/howtoapply.