Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and updates relating to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Admissions to Penn State.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Admissions to Penn State

We have received a number of messages from our applicants and admitted students regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We want you to know we are thinking about you during this time.

Penn State News: To see Penn State’s latest announcements visit Penn State News.
For the latest COVID-19 news and information, visit Penn State's Coronavirus Information website.

Applicants: Submitting Application Materials

We understand that students are under a lot of stress as they begin their college application process. Penn State is flexible. If you have questions or concerns about your application contact us at ( or 1-814-865-5471).

Penn State will be test-optional through summer/fall 2023

Students applying for admission to Penn State for the summer or fall terms through 2023 will have the option of having SAT/ACT scores included in their evaluation for admission. Penn State’s application for summer/fall 2022 will be open for future undergraduate students starting August 1, 2021. Students will indicate via a question on the application whether they want test scores used in the evaluation of their application for admission. 

Please review our Test-Optional FAQs to find answers to frequently asked questions.

World Campus Applicants

If you are applying to study online through Penn State World Campus, application deadlines are different. Please email or 1-814-863-5386.)

Penn State Visit Updates

We are here to help you as you work through the undergraduate admissions application process for Penn State. Please be assured that your health and safety, and the health and safety of the entire Penn State community is of utmost importance to us.

On-campus visits and tours are limited for the safety of current students, faculty, and staff. Visit for visits, virtual events and resources to help connect you to our Penn State Community.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)