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For Fall 2016 admission, we recommend all applications be completed by August 15. The University will not accept any applications after the 19th. Classes start on August 22!

Step 1: Application Process and Deadline

Penn State has rolling admissions, which means there is no deadline for applying. However, we recommend that applications be submitted as early as possible in your senior year.

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Step 2: The Application

We recommend future Penn State students apply for admission online. To do so, create a MyPennState Profile. MyPennState is your one-stop shop for customizing your Penn State admissions experience. Your MyPennState profile will create an admission account that will allow you to apply online, print a paper application, receive customized messages, and check the status of your application. Make sure to remember your MyPennState user ID and password.

To begin a new application, or review an application entered previously that has not yet been submitted, log in to the system by entering a personal login ID and password of your choice in the boxes. Your application is linked to the login ID and password, and can be retrieved at a later time for revision or completion. You will need this same information for STEP 3: Application Status.

MyPennState - Apply online

Use MyPennState to take you to the University Undergraduate Admissions web site where you will need to create an account. Visit MyPennState »

Step 3: Application Status

The Undergraduate Admissions Office strives to evaluate undergraduate applications as quickly as possible. You can check the status of your application by logging into your MyPennState account.

Summer/Fall Admissions for First Year Students

Credentials received by November 30

Anticipated notification date no later than January 31

Credentials received by December 31

Anticipated notification date no later than February 28

Credentials received on or after January 31

Anticipated notification date after March


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Perkins Student Center
Room 14
P.O. Box 7009
Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610

Phone: 610-396-6060
Fax: 610-396-6077