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Dates & Deadlines for International Students

Penn State has specific priority filing dates for both first-year and transfer international applicants.

Application Information for First-Year Students

In order to have the greatest chance of acceptance to your first choice of campus and major, be sure to submit a complete application (including all of the required supplemental materials) by the appropriate dates, as outlined below:

International First-Year Applicant Dates
Term Application Available Early Action Early Action Notification by: Priority Filing Final Filing Date Priority Notification by: Deadline to Accept Offer
Fall Semester August 1 November 1 December 24 February 1 July 1 April 1 May 1
Summer Session August 1 November 1 December 24 February 1 May 1 April 1 May 1
Spring Semester June 1 Early Action is not available Early Action is not available October 1 November 1 December 1 Refer to the date on the offer notification.

*Applying after the priority filing deadline, while acceptable, may limit your campus and/or major choices.

Early Action:
International students are able to participate in our Early Action option. Complete and submit your application with all supplemental materials by November 1 and receive an admission decision by December 24

Please Note:
Some of our programs require complete applications by December 1. For more information on specific program deadlines for first-year students, visit Dates & Deadlines for First-Year Students.

To ensure that you have met the priority filing date, continue to check your application status in MyPennState to verify that we have received all of your application materials.


Application Information for Transfer Students

Transfer applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis, but we encourage students to apply by the priority filing dates for their intended session. The important application dates are:

International Transfer Applicant Dates
Term Application Available Priority Filing Final Filing Date Priority Notification by: Deadline to Accept Offer
Fall Semester August1 February 1* July 1 April 1 Refer to the date on the offer notification.
Summer Session August1 February 1* May 1 April 1 Refer to the date on the offer notification.
Spring Semester June 1 October 1* November 1 December 1 Refer to the date on the offer notification.

*Some academic programs have limited enrollment, specific application dates, or other requirements. Refer to the Dates & Deadlines for Transfer Students for more information.

Please submit a complete application (including all supplemental materials and transcripts from previous institutions) by the priority filing date, or as soon as possible following that date. To ensure that you have met the priority filing date, continue to check your application status in MyPennState to verify that we have received all of your application materials.

If you have specific questions regarding your intended program, please contact your campus of interest for preferred filing dates and program information.