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Available Now: Summer/Fall 2020 Penn State Application for Admission!

"Early Action" option available for applicants applying by Nov. 1

Those who complete the application by Nov. 1 will be considered early-action applicants and will receive a decision by Dec. 24. Early-action applicants will receive notice of their student aid package in mid-February, giving them more time to sort out their financial position.

Early action does not obligate admitted students to attend Penn State. Early-action applicants still have until May 1 to make their decision.

Dates and deadlines are:

  • Aug. 1, 2019: Applications for undergraduate admission become available
  • Oct. 1, 2019: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available
  • Nov. 1, 2019: Penn State’s early-action filing deadline
  • Nov. 1, 2019: Schreyer Honors College priority filing date
  • Nov. 30, 2019: Application priority filing date for students not selecting early action
  • Dec. 1, 2019: FAFSA recommended filing date
  • Dec. 24, 2019: Early-action applicants will receive their decision (admit, defer, deny)
  • Jan. 31, 2020: Priority filing date applicants will receive their decision
  • Early February 2020: Early awarding of student aid begins for applicants in early action

In addition to applying through MyPennState (available Aug. 1), prospective students can also apply during the early-action window through the Coalition application or Common Application. The required materials are the same for all methods: Applicants will need to complete one of the applications, provide standardized test scores, and their self-reported academic record.

For more information, contact the Penn State New Kensington Office of Admissions and Student Aid at [email protected] or 724-334-LION.