First-Year Students

First-Year Students

First-year students enjoy Penn State’s world-renowned reputation while becoming engaged in Abington’s campus of 3,800 students.

First-year students have:

  • earned a high school diploma or equivalent before starting at Penn State
  • attempted fewer than 18 college credits at another institution
  • enrolled in college courses at Penn State or another institution while in high school

First-year students include students who want to take a Penn State course while still in high school.


For Summer or Fall: Your application will be available online on September 1 of the prior year.

For Spring: There is no deadline, but please allow adequate time for your application to be processed. The application is available online during the fall semester.


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