Whether you are just starting to research universities or you are ready to apply, we know you have a lot on your mind and many things to consider. We want to help you manage the process of applying to Penn State.
The majority of Penn State’s applications come from traditional, first-year students. The following types of students are considered first-year applicants:
- Current high school student in their senior year
- Student who has earned a high school diploma or a GED and has no post-secondary coursework
- Student who has attempted 18 or fewer credits of college coursework at a regionally accredited college or university before applying to Penn State
- Current high school student who may have enrolled in another institution(s) before graduating from high school, like a dual enrollment or college in high school program
- Student who may have attended Penn State on a non-degree basis .
How to apply
- Create a MyPennState profile.
- Fill out the application in your MyPennState profile. Have a copy of your high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores available to fill out the Self-Reported Academic Record. Review Penn State’s Self-Reported Academic Record tutorial for additional help.
- Review your MyPennState checklist for prompts to ensure all required supporting materials have been received. These may include: official final high school and dual enrollment transcripts, and SAT (code #2660) or ACT (code #3656) scores. These may be emailed, mailed, or faxed to our Admissions office. Once all materials have been received, your application will be considered complete.
Address: Penn State Shenango Admissions, 225 Lecture Hall, 147 Shenango Avenue, Sharon, PA, 16146
- After receiving your offer of admission, pay the $230 registration fee to save your spot. Congratulations! You’re officially a Penn Stater. Review our information for accepted students and watch your email for next steps.