We'll waive your application fee
If you visit Penn State New Kensington, virtually or in person, we'll be happy to waive the $65 application fee when you apply at MyPennState or via the Common App.* Here's what you need to do:
Step 1: Get your high school transcript
Obtain an unofficial transcript of your grades from your high school guidance office. You'll need this to complete the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) portion of your Penn State application.
Step 2: Create a MyPennState profile
Go to MyPennState and create a MyPennState profile. Make note of your MyPennState ID. It will look something like "xyz1234."
Step 3: Fill out your application
Fill out your Penn State application at MyPennState using your MyPennState ID. When you get to the screen that asks for your credit card information, STOP. Do not enter any payment information. Instead, print out your application using the "Print summary" button.
Step 4: Talk to an admissions counselor
Gather your application summary, unofficial high school transcript, and MyPennState ID and contact us at [email protected].. We'll get in touch with you to take care of the fee. After that, go back to MyPennState and submit your application.
* Note: Do not pay the application fee or enter your payment information when filling out your application. If you do, we cannot waive the fee or refund your money. We can only waive fees for applications completed at MyPennState or via the Common App.
Want more information first?
If you're not quite ready to apply:
- Check out the Penn State New Kensington Campus Tour
- Fill out an information requestion form.
- Email [email protected]u.
- Call us at 724-334-5466.