First-Year Students

If you have never enrolled in a college or university after receiving your high school diploma, you will be admitted to Penn State as a first-year student. If you received college credit while attending high school, you also are considered a first-year students. The Penn State Undergraduate Admissions office offers a comprehensive guide for first-year students, which includes the high school course requirements for all baccalaureate (four-year) degree programs, and the steps you need to know to apply to Penn State.