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How to Apply

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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Please note: For those with an existing Penn State Account, creating a new Penn State account will cause delays throughout the admission process as the multiple accounts will have to be merged.  Please make the appropriate selection below.

If you are unsure as to if you already have a Penn State Account, please make use of Penn State’s Recover My Account tool to help make that determination.


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You will need to create a new Penn State Account at Afterward you may resume your application.

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Log in with your "[User ID]" account to begin or continue your Penn State Graduate School application.

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Upon successful account recovery, you will receive an email with your user ID. Return to this page to log in to the application using your "[User ID]" account.

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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.

Technical Support

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