Applying for Admission
Step 1: Three Ways to Apply
Students may apply using any of the following methods:
All three applications are available annually on August 1 for summer/fall admission. Make sure to contact us at [email protected] or 570-385-6252 to learn how we can waive your application fee!
Step 2: Choosing Your Campus
You’ll choose your first and alternate choice campus as part of the application. Penn State will only review your application for your alternate choice if we are unable to admit you to your first-choice campus. Admission to your alternate choice campus allows you to participate in Penn State’s 2+2 plan.
Step 3: Submit Required Application Materials
In order for your application to be complete for Penn State admission review, the following materials are needed:
- Self-reported High School Academic Record (SRAR)
- Note: Penn State is test-optional for the current Admissions cycle. If you choose to submit your test scores, please use the following codes for all Penn State campuses: SAT (code #2660) or ACT (code #3656)
You will be prompted to complete the SRAR once your application has been submitted. Please have your unofficial high school transcript available for reference when completing the SRAR.
If you choose to submit your SAT or ACT scores, please note that the writing component and SAT subjects tests are not required nor considered.
Some programs require additional items to complete your application, so be sure to review our Admissions Requirements section of the Undergraduate Admissions website.
Step 4: Check Your Application Status in MyPennState
You can always check the status of your application in your MyPennState profile, which you will create as part of the application process. Penn State will communicate with you via MyPennState and through a series of emails regarding the missing items for your application. When everything has arrived, you will see a status in MyPennState confirming the completion of your application.
Step 5: Receive Your Admissions Decision
Once we have reached a decision regarding your application, we will update your status in MyPennState (domestic students also receive their decision via U.S. mail).
An important part of your college application process is to apply for financial aid. You can do so by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available annually on October 1. Penn State’s recommended filing date is December 1. You do not need to receive an admission decision before applying for financial aid. The FAFSA code for all Penn State campuses is 003329. Additional financial aid information, including scholarship information, is available on Penn State Schuylkill's financial aid website.