Open house at New Kensington for high school students, adult learners

Special admissions events for transfer students
Acceptance Reception

After an acceptance offer from Penn State New Kensington, applicants, along with their families, receive an invitation to a special reception with Chancellor Kevin Snider. 

Credit: Penn State New Kensington

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to discover the benefits of attending Penn State New Kensington at an open house event from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 8.

The Spring Open House program gives participants a chance to explore the University, meet with campus staff and faculty, and tour the campus with current students as hosts. Patty Brady, director of enrollment management, and the admissions staff will talk about the admission process, student-aid opportunities, and student life.

“Visiting our campus is the best way to determine if we are the right 'fit' for a student,” Brady said. “The University provides a lot of opportunities for students, and the best way to find out more about all the excellent options we provide is to visit the campus.”

Transfer Tuesday
Students transferring from other institutions can attend the open house or make individual appointments to review the campus’ admissions process at one of nine transfer events every Tuesday in May and June. “Transfer Tuesday” activities are set from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and June 6, 13, 20 and 27. Prospective Penn Staters can learn about the admissions process, financial aid, and degree programs. Those who bring post-secondary transcripts to the appointment will receive a preliminary review of transfer credits. In addition, all participants will receive a waiver of the $65 applications fee.

“The transfer admissions process can be a confusing one,” Brady said. “We really encourage any student who is considering transferring to Penn State New Kensington in the fall to come visit us during any Transfer Tuesday. We will help you start the process and give you an idea of how your college credits will transfer to Penn State.”

To streamline the transfer procedure, the University developed articulation agreements with community colleges across Pennsylvania, including Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) and Butler County Community College (BC3). Students who earn associate degrees from the community colleges in our area have a pathway to transfer their credits toward a parallel bachelor’s degree program at Penn State New Kensington or one of Penn State’s 14 Commonwealth campuses.

The coordination of transferable coursework, supported through academic advising, provides a successful transition for students. When transferring to Penn State, students must apply for admission, submit required transcripts, and meet the University’s admissions requirements. Penn State will waive application fee for CCAC, WCCC and BC3 students who apply for baccalaureate programs.

The New Kensington campus offers 10 bachelor’s degree programs: administration of justice; biobehavioral health; business; communications; electro-mechanical engineering technology; information sciences and technology; nursing; project and supply chain management; and psychology (bachelor of arts and bachelor of science).

For more information, visit Admissions


Bill Woodard

Alumni and Public Relations Specialist

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