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Students looking to enroll at Penn State Scranton for spring/fall 2020 can do so starting August 1 to be considered early-action applicants, giving them more time to begin and complete their applications.

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Spring/fall 2020 Scranton students now have early-action option starting Aug. 1

DUNMORE, Pa. — Students interested in enrolling for summer/fall 2020 can do so starting Aug. 1, gaining more time to begin, and complete, their applications.

Those who complete the application by Nov. 1 will be considered "early-action applicants" and receive an admissions decision by Dec. 24 and receive notice of their student aid package in mid-February, giving them more time to sort out their financial position.

“At Penn State Scranton, our admission staff is ready and waiting to help any early-action applicants who are interested in Penn State,” said Director of Enrollment Services Sandra Feather. “We have an upcoming open house on Aug. 8, where we can help start the process and counselors available to help them fill out the necessary paperwork and sort through financial aid options.”

Early action does not obligate admitted students to attend Penn State. Early-action applicants still have until May 1, 2020, to make their decision.

Feather also points out that prospective students interested in starting their college career prior to summer/fall 2020 still have time to register for both the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters at the local campus.

“We can accept new students here at Penn State Scranton throughout the year, although they do need to understand that they may face certain limitations in terms of class availability and financial aid," said Feather.

Prospective students interested in starting their college career prior to summer/fall 2020 still have time to register for both the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters at the local campus.

Penn State Scranton, located just off of Interstate 81 in Dunmore, right outside of the City of Scranton, offers 11 bachelor degrees, four associate degrees and the first two years of over 275 Penn State degrees.

For more information on the Scranton campus, the upcoming Spend A Summer Evening open house on Aug. 8, and degrees offered, visit the Penn State Scranton website. To register for the Spend A Summer Evening open house, click here.

Upcoming Penn State application dates and deadlines are:

  • Aug. 1: Applications for undergraduate admission become available
  • Nov. 1: Penn State's early action filing deadline, otherwise Nov. 30
  • Nov. 30: Application priority filing date for students not selecting early action
  • Dec. 24: Early-action applicants will receive their decision (admit, defer, deny)
  • Jan. 31, 2020: Priority filing date applicants will receive their decision
  • Mid-February 2020: Early awarding of student aid begins for applicants in early action
  • May 1, 2020: National Decision Day (enrollment deposits are due)

In addition to applying through MyPennState (available Aug. 1), prospective students can also apply during the early-action window through the Coalition application (available Aug. 1). In late August, students may choose to apply using the Common Application. The required materials are the same for all methods: Applicants will need to complete one of the applications, provide standardized test scores, and their self-reported academic record.

For more information, visit the Penn State admissions website and/or the Penn State Scranton website .

The early-action program has been implemented through a joint effort of the University’s Office of Undergraduate Education, the Office of Student Aid, and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.