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What type of applicant am I?

You are an incoming first year student applicant if you are …

  • a high school student graduating this academic year or
  • a high school graduate not yet at Penn State who has attempted 17 or less college credits since graduation.

You are a transfer applicant if you are …

  • a high school graduate not yet at Penn State who has attempted 18 or more college credits since graduation.

You are a current Penn State student applicant if you are …

  • already enrolled in classes as a degree student at Penn State, including change of campus students

Capital College Honors Program 

Incoming First Year Students

Applications accepted starting: February 1, 2017

Priority Deadline: April 2, 2017 (applications complete at this time will receive a decision by April 30)

Application accepted until: April 21, 2017 (decisions made by May 31)

Materials: Incoming First Year Student web application, personal statement, letter of recommendation

Transfer Applicants

Applications accepted starting: March 15, 2017

Priority Deadline: May 21, 2017 (applications complete at this time will receive a decision by June 15)

Application accepted until: July 15, 2017 (decisions made by July 31)

Materials: Transfer Student Web Application, personal statement, letter of recommendation, copy of college transcript

Current Penn State Students

Deadlines:  

  • Spring 2017: December 7, 2016
  • Fall 2017: April 30, 2017

Materials: Current Penn State Student web application, personal statement, two faculty references


Schreyer Honors College

Incoming First Year Students

       Priority Deadline:  November 30, 2016 (permits optional interview)

       Application accepted until: January 15, 2016

       Materials: Web application, three essay questions, two letters of recommendation

Current Penn State Students

       Deadlines:  For Fall 2016, Depends on major (mid April to early May) 

       Materials: Web application, personal statement, two faculty references