First-year Students

First-year Students

The following types of students are considered first-year students (or freshman applicants):

  • Those who are current high school students applying in his or her senior year
  • Those who earned a high school diploma or equivalent before starting at Penn State
  • Those who attempted fewer than 18 college credits at another institution before attending Penn State
  • Those who may have enrolled in college courses at Penn State or another institution while in high school (dual enrollment)
  • Those who may have attended Penn State on a nondegree basis