Pennsylvania State University—​World Campus

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Application (Fall 2014)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Notification of admissions (as submitted by school) On a rolling basis beginning November 30
Same admissions standards are used for all online programs No
Denies enrollment to some qualified applicants Yes
Admits applicants living abroad Yes
SOC Member Yes
Offers DANTES course(s) for applied credit No

Admissions & Enrollment

Applicants 627
Accepted 459
New entrants 303
Acceptance rate 73%
Average undergraduate GPA 3.36
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 75%
Average GMAT score 568
Entrants providing GMAT scores 45%
Average GRE score breakdown 154 verbal
153 quantitative
3.6 analytical writing
Entrants providing GRE scores 17%
Students with prior work experience 83%
Average months work experience of new entrants 48

Requirements

Application essay required Yes
Standardized test requirement GRE or GMAT
Letters of recommendation 2
Letters of recommendation from professional contacts 2
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required Paper 550, internet 80

Admission Factors

Academic factors
Undergraduate institution Considered
Class rank Considered
Undergraduate GPA Very Important
Undergraduate field of study Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized test scores Very Important
Non-academic factors
Application essay Important
Interview Considered
Work experience Very Important
Character/personal qualities Not Considered
First-generation college student Not Considered
Alumni/alumnae relations Not Considered
Geographical residence Not Considered
Applicant's interest level Considered

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Martha Jordan
Admissions phone (800) 252-3592
Admissions email wdadmissions@outreach.psu.edu
Admissions website http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/admissions

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