First Year Students

 

Working on your application to PSU? Here’s everything you need to know to get the job done.

 

Application Deadlines

    • Fall Semester: April 1
Please Note: Plymouth State University will continue to accept well-qualified applicants for Fall 2014 through September 3 as space permits. Please contact your admissions counselor before applying, as the process is different at this time of year.
  • Spring Semester: December 1

The application and all supporting credentials must be received by the deadline.

Candidates applying after deadlines may receive consideration only as vacancies occur. The University reserves the right to close admission prior to the above deadlines if enrollment has reached full capacity.

Application Checklist

  1. Completed Common Application
  2. Official copies of all transcripts with a minimum of final junior year grades, or GED
  3. A well-written essay on one of the subjects listed on the application
  4. Payment of the nonrefundable $50 application fee
  5. One academic recommendation

Common Application Requirements and Instructions

THE Common Application »

Plymouth State University is an exclusive user of the Common Application.
 
Visit www.commonapp.org to complete the Common Application. The Common Application must be completed online.
  • PSU recommends saving a copy of your completed application to keep for your files.
  • Click here for application instructions and requirements for new students.
  • There are selective requirements for applicants seeking admission to PSU’s Art or Music, Theatre and Dance programs.
  • The application process is also slightly different for Nontraditional and Transfer students.
  • There are also special requirements for students applying for readmission and reactivation.
  • International applicants who currently have an F-1 visa, or intend to apply for one, should see our information for international students.

Information for Home-Schooled Students

  • In lieu of a high school transcript, home-schooled students should submit an outline of academic studies (this may include reading lists, course syllabi, writing samples or work portfolio) and, if available, a satisfactory secondary school equivalency certificate or home school diploma.
  • The recommendation should be from a non-family member (i.e., tutor, employer, clergy, civic leader)

High School Preparation

The majority of applicants present the following high school profile:
  • Three years of mathematics (algebra I & II, geometry)
  • Three years of social studies
  • Three years of science (one with a lab)
  • Four years of college-preparatory English
  • Two years of a foreign language (recommended)

Submitted Your Application Already?

 
 
 

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Plymouth State University, in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran’s status or disability, in admission or access to, its programs or activities.

Inquiries regarding this policy should be made to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs or the Dean of Students.

Outstanding Students

Addie Weller

Addie Weller

  • Class of 2015
  • English
  • Windham, ME

 

More About Addie

Why did you choose to come to Plymouth State?


Awesome atmosphere, awesome people, and just an overall awesome place to be!

What do you like best about your major/academic program?


“The professors within all the departments are stellar; they truly care and will go to great lengths to guarantee your success as a student. The personal touch they all bring to the programs make things great as well.”

What is your favorite place to hang out on campus? Off campus?


“On campus, I love hanging out on Mary Lyon green with a group of friends. Off campus, Plymouth’s downtown area has several amazing boutique places to shop. My favorite’s Sunflower; I could buy out the store!”

How have you changed since you first arrived at PSU?


“I’ve definitely become more independent living on my own. Through the Admissions program especially, I feel as though I’ve also grown quite comfortable talking with others.”

~Addie