Step 5: Submit Required Application Materials

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

  • Application
  • Official high school transcript (and/or GED, if applicable)
    *Note: If you are an adult learner and have completed 18 or more credits at a regionally accredited university, you may be considered for admission without a high school transcript by confirming your graduation from high school.
  • Official transcripts from any post-secondary institution where course work was attempted

For further details on the required supplemental materials, visit the admissions requirements for transfer students.

Additionally, some programs require additional items to complete your application. Please review our eligibility information for requirements and deadlines.


Tuition Advisory

Please be advised that a student’s tuition will increase when the Penn State transcript reflects 59.1 cumulative credits. Credits earned from sources such as Military Credit and tests, like AP or IB exams, are considered transfer credits and are included in the cumulative credit total. If the credits you are transferring or have transferred to Penn State place you above 59.1 cumulative credits after the start of the semester, your tuition will increase immediately. You will receive a bill for the additional tuition on the first day of the following month. For more information, visit the Office of the Bursar's website.