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How to Apply

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Thank you for your interest in applying for graduate study at Penn State. Before applying, check out the following resources designed to help you throughout the application process.

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Returning Graduate Students

For more information on how to submit an application to resume your graduate academic study, change your major and/or degree, or add a certificate program, please visit this site: Resume Study, Change of Major/Degree, and/or Add a Certificate.

Intent to graduate

If you have completed all course requirements and are only resuming in order to submit your intent to graduate it is not necessary to complete an application to resume study. Please contact your plan of study to have your record activated in order to submit your intent to graduate.

“I selected Penn State for my graduate education because of the great mix of qualities it offers including the campus size, location, its diverse community, and strong support for graduate students. I have discovered that Penn State is deeply committed to the professional development of its graduate students. Throughout my time here, I have been surprised by the wealth of both academic and non-academic resources available to all students. The lively campus life at Penn State has made my experience even more enjoyable. Moreover, the graduate program I am part of has created a sense of competition among peers, which has inspired me to conduct high-quality research and secure publications in journals.”

Dima Abu-Aridah
Doctoral student in Architecture, College of Arts and Architecture