Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Application Deadline

Applicants are evaluated on a modified rolling admissions schedule. Additionally, some academic programs have limited enrollment and specific application dates. The deadline for first-year, domestic students to apply Early Action is November 1. 

For those students choosing not to apply Early Action and for all domestic students, we recommend submission of a complete application, including all required materials, by December 1. 

To meet the application deadlines outlined below, you have to submit a complete application by the provided date. The important application dates are:

Fall and Summer Starting Semesters

Decision PlanApplication AvailableComplete ApplicationAdmission NotificationDeadline for Student Notification of Enrollment
Early ActionAugust 1by November 1*by December 24May 1
Rolling AdmissionAugust 1by December 1by January 31May 1
Rolling AdmissionAugust 1after December 1RollingMay 1

Spring Starting Semester

Decision PlanApplication AvailableApplication Submission DateAdmission Notification by:Deadline for Student Notification of Enrollment
Rolling AdmissionJune 1December 1Mid-DecemberRefer to offer notification

Those students who submit a complete application, including a Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR), by November 1 will have the best chance of admission to their first-choice campus and/or major and will receive an admission decision no later than December 24. Applying after November 1, while acceptable, may limit your campus and major choices.

The following programs require the receipt of a complete application by specific dates:

Program NameApplication Deadline
Accelerated Premedical-MedicalOctober 15
NursingDecember 1 for Penn State University Park Applicants
Penn State Altoona, Behrend (Erie), Fayette, Mont Alto, and Scranton are not held to this deadline