Admission to Penn State programs and campus locations depends on the academic program you choose, the space availability, and the quality of your high school academic records. First-year decisions are based on
Final grades in academic subjects in ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades
Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) submitted electronically
Advanced placement and honors courses
Required high school courses
Approximately two-thirds of the evaluation is based on your high school grades and one-third is based on a combination of your class rank, standardized test scores, and advanced placement and honors courses.