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First-Year Students

First-Year Students

Are you a first-year student applicant?

First-year students are those who have earned a high school diploma or the equivalent by the time they enroll at Penn State. These applicants include high school graduates attending other regionally accredited colleges or universities who have attempted fewer than 18 semester hours, and individuals who have enrolled in other institutions before graduating from high school, regardless of the number of credits attempted. High school students who have attended Penn State on a non-degree basis are considered first-year applicants.


A wealth of opportunities for leadership, gratifying internships, beneficial alumni connections, and rewarding classroom experiences make a Penn State degree one of the most sought after degrees in the world. Penn State Brandywine offers you the advantage of a small, intimate college setting as you transition to college life.You would then have the opportunity to move on to University Park, joining over 40,000 fellow undergraduates for your final two years or complete a degree with us at Penn State Brandywine. Become a part of a Big Ten University within driving distance of your community when you join the Penn State Brandywine Pride!