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Step 1) Application Process and Deadlines

Transfer Admission to Penn State University Park
For admission to University Park campus applicants must have completed 2 years of college level work and have strong academic records. Certain programs have more stringent grade point average requirements and may also require the completion of prerequisite courses. Some programs may not be available to transfer students. See our academic requirements page for details.

Transfer Admission to Penn State York
Admission to York is possible after applicants have completed 18 semester hours of credit. Most programs require a minimum grade point average of 2.0 although programs in engineering and the sciences typically require a cumulative average of at least a 2.5. Education programs typically require a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.  Certain programs may also require the completion of prerequisite courses. Some programs may not be available to transfer students. See individual listings under the academic requirements page for details.

Step 2) The Application

We recommend future Penn State students apply for admission on-line. To do so create a My Admissions account. My Admissions is your one-stop shop for customizing your Penn State admissions experience. Your My Admissions will create an admission account that will allow you to apply on-line, print a paper application, receive customized messages and check the status of your application.

* Make sure you remember your user ID and password.

To begin a new application or review an application entered previously that has not yet been submitted, login to the system by entering a personal login ID and password of your choice in the boxes below. Your application is linked to this login ID and password and can be retrieved at a later time for revision or completion. You will need this same information for Step 3) Application Status.

MY ADMISSIONS (Apply On-line) -This link will take you to the University Undergraduate Admissions web site where you will need to create an account and remember it.

Step 3) Application Status

Penn State has rolling admissions, which means there is no deadline for applying. However, the evaluation of transfer applications does lengthen the review period, so transfer students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Undergraduate Admissions Office strives to evaluate undergraduate applications as quickly as possible. You can check the status of your application by logging into your My Admissions account. - MY ADMISSIONS

Application Deadline

  • To begin in the Summer or Fall semester - December 31*
  • To begin in the Spring semester - October 15*

* Students applying to Penn State York can apply later and still be accepted