Penn State continues to be test-optional for applicants to summer and fall 2023, and we anticipate announcing what our future test-optional policy will be in early spring 2023. Please note that if a student would like to include test scores as part of their application, official test scores must be received to complete their application. If a student would like to change their test-optional preference, they can log into their MyPennState portal to make that change once. Review more information about our test-optional policy.
Welcome Dr. Matt Melvin as Vice President of Enrollment Management  
We’re happy to welcome Dr. Matt Melvin as our Vice President of Enrollment Management. In this role, he will lead the newly established Enrollment Management Office, which includes Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of Student Aid, and the Office of the Registrar and coordinates with all of Penn State’s 24 campuses. More information on Dr. Melvin and his role within the University can be found in this news release.  
Virtual Prospective Student Information Sessions  
While we’re hosting in-person information sessions on our campuses, throughout the Commonwealth, and across the country, we’re continuing to host virtual information sessions. Get more information on virtual prospective student information sessions being hosted throughout the fall.    
Covid Updates  
The health and safety of our community continues to drive the University’s decision-making on COVID-19 guidelines, and Penn State is prepared to quickly respond to changing conditions. Classes for fall 2022 are being held in-person, and though vaccines are not mandatory, they’re readily available for students, faculty, and staff on all of our campuses. Get current updates on Penn State’s Coronavirus Information site.  
Discover Penn State  
Students who reside in one of our neighboring states or Washington D.C. are encouraged to consider our Discover Award. Through this award, qualifying students save $6,000 per year in the first two years of their Penn State education and $7,000 per year in the third and fourth years. That’s up to $26,000 in total if they start and finish their degree at a Penn State campus other than University Park.   To be eligible, students must reside in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, or Washington D.C. Recipients must also be new undergraduate first-year or transfer students to Penn State. Please note that students do not have to apply for the award – they’re automatically considered.   Learn more about the Discover Award!
Connect with Us  
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