Pennsylvania State University - University Park (PA)

Pennsylvania State University - University Park (PA)

Common Application

Priority Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017

Essay Questions:

l   Personal Information/Activities

     Please use this space to discuss your activities (other than academic work) during the last several years (for example: school organizations, jobs, athletics, the arts, community          service, religious groups, or other individual interests). We suggest a limit of 500 words or fewer

l   Personal Statement (OPTIONAL)

     Please tell us something about yourself, your experiences, or activities that you believe would reflect positively on your ability to succeed at Penn State. This is your opportunity to        tell us something about yourself that is not already reflected in your application or academic records. We suggest a limit of 500 words or fewer

l   Education Gap Statement

     If applicable, please explain any time that has elapsed between high school graduation and college enrollment. Please provide a summary of why that gap occurred and whether you      took courses at another institution during that time


Documents Required:

  • $65 Application Fee or Waiver
  • Official score reports from the SAT or ACT 
  • Official score reports from TOEFL or IELTS
  • Secondary School Report
  • International Supplement 
  • Optional Documents:
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Personal statement & activity list

Other Information:
Address: Penn State Undergraduate Admissions
               201 Shields Building
               University Park, PA 16802-1294

Phone: 814-865-5471
Fax: 814-863-7590
TTY/TDD:  814-863-9419 (For persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing)
Application Info:
Online Application:

SAT/TOEFL Code: 2660
ACT Code: 3656