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First-Year Students

First-Year Students

First-year students are those who have earned high school diplomas or the equivalent. These applicants include high school graduates attending other colleges or universities who have attempted fewer than 18 semester hours. Learn more about first-year admissions »

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants are those who have earned high school diplomas or the equivalent and who have attempted at least 18 semester credits at other regionally accredited colleges or universities before enrolling at Penn State. Learn more about applying as a transfer student »

Adult Students

Adult Students

An adult learner is 24 years of age or older; a veteran of the armed services; or active duty service member; or returning to school after four or more years of employment, homemaking, or other activity; or a person who assumes multiple adult roles. Learn more about your opportunities as an adult student »

International Students

International Students

More and more students from around the world are considering our campus an ideal location to begin their Penn State education and they are helping to make our campus community a truly global community! Learn more about international admissions »

High School Dual Enrollment Students

High School Dual Enrollment Students

Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers high-school students the opportunity to take college courses on campus at a 50 percent grant-in-aid. This enables students to get the college experience and earn college credits while still in high school. Learn more about the high school dual enrollment program »