The MyPennState portal is where Undergraduate Admissions will collect and share information with you as you move through the admission process.
After submitting either your MyPennState or Common App application to Penn State, you will use the MyPennState portal to:
A Penn State Account is required to access the MyPennState portal. Your application method will determine how and when you activate your Penn State account.
|Application Method||Penn State Account Creation|
|MyPennState Application||If you intend to apply using the Penn State application, visit the MyPennState portal and select Create Account. The Penn State Accounts office will email you a User ID which you will use to log in to the MyPennState portal.|
|The Common App||If you intend to apply using the Common App, a Penn State Account will be created for you. Undergraduate Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org) will send you an account activation email within 24-48 hours of starting or submitting your Common App. This email will contain a button to activate your Penn State account. Then, the Penn State Accounts office will email you a User ID which you will use to log in to the MyPennState portal.|
Self-reported grades and test scores entered in the Common App are not accepted by Penn State. Common App applicants must log in to the MyPennState portal to submit required application materials, including the Self-Reported Academic Record. Your official test scores must be sent to Penn State directly from College Board.
Penn State does not report application progress or admission decisions to the Common App, so monitor your MyPennState portal for updates.