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Step 2)  The Application

We strongly recommend that future Penn State students complete their applications online. To do so, you will need to create a MyPennState account.  MyPennState will take you through the Admissions process step by step. With MyPennState you can get application information, fill out your application online, print a paper application, receive customized messages and reminders, and check the status of your application. You can work on the online application and save it, then retrieve it at a later time for revision, completion, and/or submission. 

To create a MyPennState account, go to http://www.psu.edu/admissions/ and click the "Sign Up" link on the right-hand side of the page. (Note: Make sure to remember your MyPennState user ID and password! Your application is linked to this account.)

To log into your MyPennState account, go to http://www.psu.edu/admissions/ and click the "Log In" link on the right-hand side of the page.

To print a paper application form, log into MyPennState and click the "Apply via Paper" link on the right-hand side of the page.

A Guidance Counselor Form must be printed out and given to your guidance counselor, who will submit this section with your high-school transcript.

 


The components of a completed application for a first-year student include:
  • Your completed application form (Web preferred)
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • A copy of your high school transcript, with completed Guidance Counselor Form
  • Any transcripts from other colleges and AP scores, if applicable
  • SAT I or ACT scores (SAT code #2660 or ACT code #3656)

Your application will be complete after all of these materials are received.