Craig Meister, the College Meister, is the publisher of Admissions. He’s previously held university admissions and high school college and career counseling positions in Baltimore, West Palm Beach, and Rio de Janeiro.
This means that if you submit your completed application by November 1, you are guaranteed a decision by December 24!
Another very popular option among first year students is to submit a completed application by November 30 as part of our priority filing date. Transfer students and international students are encouraged to apply to Penn State using the application available on the Penn State Undergraduate Admissions website.
The Coalition application is only available to first-year U. Penn State's Office of Student Aid is the main resource for questions related to paying for your education.
They oversee the distribution of loans, grants, work study and scholarships, with loans being the most common financing method.
Students need to get their applications together quicker than ever for PSU; yet, their Early Action deadline is still later than early birds University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and University of Georgia, which both have EA deadlines of October 15.
It should also be noted that students hoping to apply to Penn State’s accelerated pre-medical/medical program or to its music, theater, musical theater, acting, dance, and golf management programs, will need to submit supplemental information to complete their applications – such as interviews or auditions – that will preclude Penn State from offering December 24 decisions for such applicants.
Students applying by Penn State’s new November 1 Early Action deadline will receive an admissions decision – admit, deny, or defer – by no later than December 24.
Penn State will still offer a November 30 Priority Application deadline for those students choosing not to applying by the university’s new Early Action deadline, and students choosing this later Priority Application will still hear of their decisions by January 31, 2019.
And with a student/faculty ratio of 16:1, you have the opportunity to make personal connections with those in your academic field and take advantage of the more than 0 million Penn State gets in research funding each year.
For more than 150 years, Penn State has been preparing students for a lifetime of success.