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Freshman Admission

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

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 Programs

High School Non-Degree Programs are 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.


Schedule Your Visit

To schedule a visit, register for an event or ask questions, contact us at psushenango@psu.edu or call 724-983-2803. Get directions.


The Admissions Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Friday.

Accommodation Statement

The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Jammie Clark at 724-983-2838 in advance of your participation or visit.