How to Apply

Ready to start your Penn State story? Learn more about admission requirements, important dates, and other information to get you ready to apply.

Admission Requirements

Review the basic requirements for two-year and four-year degrees, as well as the additional requirements for special programs.

Steps to Apply

Follow these steps to complete your Penn State application.

Application Review Process

Learn about the review process and what happens after you submit your application to Penn State.

Dates & Deadlines

Find out when you should apply and when you can expect a decision.

Admission Statistics

Compare your high school record with the academic credentials of our incoming first-year class and get a look at the University’s enrollment statistics.

Early Action (FAQ)

Frequently asked questions regarding Penn State's new Early Action filing deadline. 

Test-Optional Information

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the Test-optional evaluation process.

MyPennState Portal Information

The MyPennState portal is where Undergraduate Admissions will collect and share information with you as you move through the admission process.

MyPennState Application

Access the application for admission in MyPennState.

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Common App

Information about Penn State's participation in the Common App.

Dual Admissions Program

Penn State's Commonwealth Campuses have partnered with Pennsylvania Community Colleges to provide a seamless Dual Admissions Program for students seeking to complete a four-year degree at Penn State. 

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Penn State accepts online applications through the MyPennState Application and the Common App.