Step 4: Access the Application and Review Important Dates

The application for admission becomes available on the following dates:

Fall/Summer Admission: August 1

Spring Admission: June 1

Application submission dates vary by applicant type and intended program of study. Some programs have specific deadlines or admissions requirements. Please refer to our Dates & Deadlines for more information about application deadlines and priority filing dates, as well as our Admission Requirements to review information about any additional materials required for your intended program of study.

First-year students who apply by November 1 and who check the appropriate box on the application will be part of Penn State's new Early Action program. Students in Early Action will receive their decision by December 24. Students applying after November 1 but prior to the priority filing date of November 30 will receive an admission decision no later than January 31.