College Preparation Information

Penn State Dates and Deadlines

August 1 - Applications for undergraduate admission become available
October 1 - FAFSA becomes available
November 1 - Penn State Early Action Filing deadline
November 1 - Schreyer Honors college priority filing date
November 30 - Application priority filing date for no Early Action
December 1 - FAFSA recommended filing date
December 24 - Early Action applicants receive decisions
Mid- February - Early awarding of student aid begins for Early Action
May 1 - National Deceision Day (Enrollment deposits are due)


The following list of websites are most useful not only to students, but also to those involved in helping students to achieve their educational goals.  We hope you find this resource useful!

 College Comparisons:

Pennsylvania Mentor

College Search:

College Confidential

Career Cruising (user name: FR ID Number, Password: Birthdate)

Education Planner


The Princeton Review  (scroll down to Schools & Careers and select Colleges)

Planning for College:

American Council on Education - College Is Possible

SAT/ACT Information:

The SAT is Changing & Summer SAT Prep

College Board - (PSAT/NMSQT and SAT tests and college Application Information)

ACT, Inc. - (select "The Test" for information regarding the ACT)


The Princeton Review

College Majors 101

College Applications:
The Common App: Everything you need to know
       Tackling the Common App Essay Prompts
     Sample Resume

College Transfer:
 Visit to find all the information to transfer credits, 
           a list of participating colleges, and many other resources that will make
           transferring easier.          


Career Exploration:
click here for the Pennsylvania Career Guide
Work force Shortage click here for article