Individuals with international academic credentials will need to submit additional information for their applications to be completely processed and approved. The Office of International Students, located at the University Park campus, will prompt students to submit required documentation, after the department approves admission and the Graduate School approves foreign academic credentials.
Individuals who are in the United States on a work visa can follow the application deadline dates stated on the How to Apply page.
For admission to the Graduate School at Penn State, an applicant must hold either: (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized assessment that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Schools use the test as a predictor of academic performance in graduate management programs.
The GMAT Information Bulletin will provide you with everything you need to know about the exam, including test structure, obtaining test scores, and what to expect on test day.
Individuals with international academic credentials will need to submit additional information for their applications to be complete. If you are an international student who requires an I-20 visa, you should submit your complete application six months prior to the start of the semester in which you wish to begin your studies. For fall 2016 admission consideration, applicants will need to submit a complete application before February 15, 2016.
In addition to the application requirements, individuals with international credentials must also submit: