Admission requirements for first-year and transfer students are outlined on the Undergraduate Admissions website. They include minimum high school units of study in English, social studies/art/humanities, science, math, and world language. Specific math requirements vary by major.
- High school course requirements
- GED applicant information
- International students
- Transfer students
- Adult and military/veteran students
- Homeschool students
- Nondegree students
- Returning students
Admission decisions for first-year students are made on the basis of several combined factors, including:
- Final grades in all subject areas for years nine, ten, and eleven of high school.
- Weighted average or class rank for students who have taken AP/honors courses.
- Required Carnegie (high school) units.
- Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT). However, test scores are optional for applicants through summer/fall 2023.
The most important part of our review is your academic record, which represents your academic development throughout high school. Penn State’s assessment of application materials includes the academic courses, grades and levels of those courses, standardized test scores (optional), plus additional factors such as the personal statement and the activities list.
For more information, contact an admissions counselor at [email protected] or 724-773-3800.