Freshman Admission is offered to students who will have obtained their high school diploma or equivalent by the time they start their college education at Penn State. If you are a student who has attended another college or university for fewer than 18 credit hours, taken college courses at another institution while you were still in high school, or taken nondegree courses at a Penn State campus while still in high school, you are considered freshman admission.
Transfer Admission is offered to students who have obtained their high school diploma or equivalent and who have attempted more than 18 successful credit hours at another accredited college or university before starting at Penn State Shenango. Students seeking transfer admission directly to our University Park campus must have successfully completed the equivalent of two years of college-level course work before starting there.
High School Non-Degree Program is offered to academically superior students who want to take a college credit course or courses at Penn State Shenango. Students must be in their senior year of high school, complete a formal interview process, and present letters of support from their guidance counselor and parents/guardians.
International Admission is offered to students who are not U.S. residents and require any form of visa to attend Penn State. If you are a permanent U.S. resident who has foreign credentials, you are not considered an International Student. You would apply as a traditional freshman or transfer student and submit all of your official international transcripts.
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is an alternate form of admission offered to freshman students who are PA residents and who have been educationally and financially disadvantaged.