Application Review Process

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

Application Review Process by Applicant Type

We know you put a lot of time and effort into your Penn State application, and we want to give you an idea of what the next steps are in the application process. The review process varies based on your applicant type, so please select the applicant type that best describes you from the list below.

First-Year Students

Application review process for first-year students

Penn State receives over 70,000 first-year student applications, so ensure your application is as competitive as possible?

 

International Students

Application Review Process for International Students

Penn State requires specific supplemental materials in order to accurately review international student applications. 

Transfer Students

Application Review Process for Transfer Students

The application review of a transfer student is based on the student’s work at their previous institution(s).

Adult Students

Application Review Process For Adult Students

What happens after you submit your application to Penn State? Learn more about our application review process.

Military & Veteran Students

Application Review Process For Military and Veteran Students

Thank you for your interest in applying to Penn State - we want to help you understand how we will review your application.

Estudiantes Latinos

El proceso de admisión a Penn State para estudiantes Latinos.

¿Quieres saber más del proceso de admisión a Penn State? Recomendamos revisar bien los requisitos.