Future Students

Based on the type of student you are, you may need some specific information about requirements, steps to apply, dates, and more.

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.

Dual Admissions Program

Penn State's Commonwealth Campuses have partnered with Pennsylvania Community Colleges to provide a seamless Dual Admissions Program for students seeking to complete a four-year degree at Penn State. 

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 Latinx

Información en español para estudiantes latinos y sus familias.

Undocumented Students (with or without DACA)

Penn State welcomes the application and enrollment of undocumented students with or without DACA. Undocumented students and DACA recipients can find a safe environment and supportive community at Penn State.