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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 in to 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.

Application Review Process for First-Year Students
First Year Students

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

Application Review Process for International Students
International Students

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

Application Review Process for Transfer Students
Transfer Students

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

Application Review Process for Adult Students
Adult Students

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

Application Review Process
Military & Veteran Students

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

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