Step 5: Submit Required Application Materials

In order to complete your Penn State application, we need the following materials:

  • Application
  • Secondary school record
  • Post-secondary school records (if applicable)
  • First-year applicants only: Official test scores: SAT (code #2660) or ACT (code #3656)

    Writing Component and Subject Tests

    Please note: The writing component of standardized tests (SAT or ACT) is not required. The writing component will not be used as part of our evaluation. If your test scores include the writing component, by all means, have those scores sent to Penn State. Additionally, we do not require SAT Subject Tests.

  • English language proficiency, if your native language is not English

Please see the admissions requirements for international students to review the details about the required application materials. Some programs require additional items to complete your application. Please review our Admissions Requirements for those details.

Penn State does not require letters of recommendation, nor are they used in a student’s evaluation (unless required for a specific program).