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.