Information for School Counselors

School counselors play an important role in the application process, and Penn State Altoona hopes to make things as simple as possible for you and your students. Additional resources are available on the Penn State Undergraduate Admissions site.

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About Penn State Altoona

Interested in Penn State Altoona? Learn everything you need to know about the campus, the Altoona community, and more.

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How to Apply

Students can apply using the following:

If applying with the Penn State application students will create a MyPennState profile which will allow them access to the application.  In order to complete the Penn State application, we need the following materials from your students:

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Dual Enrollment

Do you have students interested in taking college coursework at Penn State while in high school? If so, visit the Dual Enrollment page for more information.

If your students plan to take dual enrollment courses elsewhere while in high school with the possible intention of transferring that credit to Penn State please find more information, including our transfer evaluation tool, on the Transferring Credits to Penn State page.  

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Penn State offers more than 275 majors from which to choose. Whether a student wants to start and complete their degree at one campus or begin at one and make a transition to another through the 2+2 academic path there are options. The links below provide details on these academic options and majors.

The 2+2 plan is the most common path to a Penn State degree. More than 50 percent of our students begin their Penn State experience at a Commonwealth campus.