If you want to apply to Penn State Harrisburg, the application fee is $65.
Students who submit their applications to Penn State Harrisburg for fall should hear back from Penn State Harrisburg by October 1.
Here is an overiew of some of Penn State Harrisburg's admissions stats.
|Penn State Harrisburg 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||26%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||2%|
These are the application deadlines for Penn State Harrisburg.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 24|
Penn State Harrisburg does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Penn State Harrisburg will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 24.
➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Penn State Harrisburg is a very difficult school to get into. Penn State Harrisburg has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.
In 2021, Penn State Harrisburg accepted 96% of students, approximately 7,925 from the 8,295 applicants.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Penn State Harrisburg, 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.
For more information on transferring to Penn State Harrisburg, contact the school directly.
Penn State Harrisburg has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.
What does Penn State Harrisburg consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Penn State Harrisburg for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Penn State Harrisburg, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Penn State Harrisburg's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Penn State Harrisburg has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Penn State Harrisburg considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Penn State Harrisburg 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 2022, 26% of Penn State Harrisburg's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Penn State Harrisburg students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Penn State Harrisburg students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.
To be most competitive at Penn State Harrisburg, you should strive to earn between 23 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Penn State Harrisburg's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Penn State Harrisburg students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Penn State Harrisburg during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Penn State Harrisburg?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Penn State Harrisburg.
Does Penn State Harrisburg accept transfer credits?
✅ Penn State Harrisburg accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Penn State Harrisburg accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Penn State Harrisburg accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Penn State Harrisburg?
✅ Penn State Harrisburg is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Penn State Harrisburg's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Penn State Harrisburg is 96%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Penn State Harrisburg?
❌ Penn State Harrisburg does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Penn State Harrisburg? Penn State Harrisburg is a very selective institution. The Penn State Harrisburg acceptance rate is 96%. This means that the institution accepts 95 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Penn State Harrisburg is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Penn State Harrisburg is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
27 and Above
23 to 27
23 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Harrisburg is 25. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Harrisburg. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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