Penn State Undergraduate Admissions Penn State University

Steps to Apply

Follow these steps to complete your Penn State application.

Steps to Apply by Applicant Type

The first step to applying is to decide what type of applicant you are. Select the applicant type that best describes you from the list below.

First-Year Students

You are a first-year student if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is currently in high school or has completed fewer than 18 college credits.

International Students

You are an international student if you require any type of visa to attend Penn State. This includes students living inside and outside the United States.

Transfer Students

You are a transfer student if you have attempted or completed 18 or more credits at another college or university after high school graduation.

Adult Students

Adult learners are over age 24, veterans or active-duty members of the U.S. military, or are more than four years out of high school.

Military & Veteran Students

You are a military student if you are a veteran or active duty member of the U.S. armed forces.

Estudiantes Latinos

Información en español para estudiantes latinos y sus familias.