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Penn State Schuylkill Admissions

If you want to apply to Penn State Schuylkill, the application fee costs $65.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible 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 Schuylkill Admissions Stats at a Glance

Penn State Schuylkill 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 57%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 6%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to Penn State Schuylkill?

Penn State Schuylkill 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 Schuylkill 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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Penn State Schuylkill

It is moderately difficult to get into Penn State Schuylkill. Penn State Schuylkill has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Penn State Schuylkill accepted 70% of all applicants, around 601 of the 853 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Penn State Schuylkill, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

What's Most Important to Get In to Penn State Schuylkill?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Penn State Schuylkill

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence 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
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Penn State Schuylkill 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Penn State Schuylkill must submit the following items. Double check with Penn State Schuylkill's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Penn State Schuylkill?

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Penn State Schuylkill does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Penn State Schuylkill 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, 57% of Penn State Schuylkill's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Penn State Schuylkill?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Penn State Schuylkill students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Penn State Schuylkill students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Penn State Schuylkill?

To be most competitive at Penn State Schuylkill, you should strive to earn between 14 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Penn State Schuylkill's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 14 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Penn State Schuylkill students. Only one out of every four students scored below 14.

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Transferring to Penn State Schuylkill

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Penn State Schuylkill during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Penn State Schuylkill Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Penn State Schuylkill?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Penn State Schuylkill.

Does Penn State Schuylkill accept transfer credits?

Penn State Schuylkill accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Penn State Schuylkill accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Penn State Schuylkill accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Penn State Schuylkill does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Penn State Schuylkill?

Penn State Schuylkill is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Penn State Schuylkill's acceptance rate?

Penn State Schuylkill's acceptance rate is 70%.

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Penn State Schuylkill Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Penn State Schuylkill? Penn State Schuylkill is a somewhat selective institution. The Penn State Schuylkill acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.



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Penn State Schuylkill Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Penn State Schuylkill is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Penn State Schuylkill is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Penn State Schuylkill ACT Scores


ACT Range

14 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


14 to 25


14 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Schuylkill is 21. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Schuylkill. Students with an ACT score that falls between 14 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 14 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Schuylkill SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

450 - 540


Reading SAT Range

450 - 560

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Penn State Schuylkill GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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