If you are thinking about applying to Penn State Altoona, the application fee is $65. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.
Penn State Altoona does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Penn State Altoona will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 24.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Penn State Altoona is very difficult. Penn State Altoona has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.
In 2021, Penn State Altoona accepted 85% of all applicants., around 6,005 of the 7,088 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Penn State Altoona, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Penn State Altoona must submit the following items. Double check with Penn State Altoona's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
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|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. Penn State Altoona does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Penn State Altoona does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 84% of Penn State Altoona's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 9% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Penn State Altoona students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Penn State Altoona students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Penn State Altoona, you should strive to earn between 20 and 24.5 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24.5 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Penn State Altoona's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24.5, and three out of four students scored lower than 24.5 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Penn State Altoona students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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Transfer students can enroll in Penn State Altoona during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Penn State Altoona?
Students who are admitted to Penn State Altoona must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Penn State Altoona accept transfer credits?
Penn State Altoona accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Penn State Altoona accepts:
CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does Penn State Altoona accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Penn State Altoona accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Penn State Altoona?
Penn State Altoona. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into Penn State Altoona? Penn State Altoona is a very selective institution. The Penn State Altoona acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Penn State Altoona is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Altoona is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Altoona. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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