Penn State does not have a minimum GPA or standardized test score used for admission: we consider a combination of your GPA and standardized test scores, as well as a few other factors. The high school grade-point average (GPA) accounts for approximately two-thirds of our decision. The remaining one-third is based on other factors, which may include standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), class rank, personal statement and activities list.
Information and Resources for future first-year students at Penn State
If you have completed 18 or more credits post-high school graduation, you will be considered a transfer student.
Students who are:
- 24 years of age or older; or
- veterans of the armed services; or
- returning to school after four or more years in another activity; or
- those who assume multiple adult roles, i.e. parent, spouse/partner, student, employee.
Information and resources for students that have been or are in the military
Former Penn State students who were enrolled in degree programs but left the University.