Q. How can I arrange a campus visit/tour?
A. Penn State Scranton hosts several open houses and information sessions throughout the year, where students and families can learn more about Penn State, the admission process, financial aid, majors and more. Students and parents can also schedule individual appointments with Admissions Counselors. View and register for upcoming events or contact Admissions.
Q. How and when does my child apply?
A. We recommend that applications for first-year admissions be submitted by November 30th. Applications will be accepted after that and will be evaluated in a rolling fashion. Transfer applicants should submit their applications as soon as possible prior to the semester that they plan to enroll. Late applicants may be at a disadvantage to financial aid and scheduling. Apply online now.Q. What factors are considered when reviewing my child's application?
A. For first-year freshman, 2/3rds of the admission decision is based upon the high school grades and courses and 1/3rd is based on a combination of factors including SAT or ACT scores, activities, awards and honors.
Transfer admission criteria may vary depending on major and campus. For most programs a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative college grade point average is required to be eligible to apply. View transfer requirements and transfer credit information.
Q. What is the minimum high school grade point average and SAT or ACT score for admissions?
A. There is no minimum high school GPA or standardized test score required for admissions. Consult our statistic information for the students we accepted last year to get an estimate of your eligibility if you're a first-year student.
Q. How is my child notified about the admission decision?
A. Applicants may continuously check the status of their application online through their My Penn State Account, which they created when they submitted the online application. If they did not apply online, they can still create a My Penn State Account. In addition all students are notified through the mail regarding the outcome of the application evaluation.
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Q. Can my child start and finish a degree at Penn State Scranton?
A. Sometimes. We offer several bachelor and associate degrees
Q. If my child starts at Penn State Scranton, can they complete their degree at University Park in State College?
A. Although students can complete several bachelor degree programs at our campus, most students will complete the first two years of the program here and then transition to University Park or another Penn State campus to finish the degree program.
Q. How does my child transfer from Penn State Scranton to another Penn State campus?
A. At the end of the sophomore year most students work with their academic advisor to submit the paperwork to request formal entry into their major for the start of the junior year. At this time, Student Activities assists students with the future transition to the new Penn State campus.
Q. Can my child live on campus?
A. Penn State Scranton does not provide housing to students. Some students rent privately owned apartments in the local area. Contact Student Activities at 570-963-2700 for information on searching for apartments.