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 qualified applicants after the April 1 deadline on a rolling basis, as space permits.
  • 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 or Panther App
  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. One academic recommendation
  5. Payment of the nonrefundable $50 application fee (Common App Only)

Application Requirements and Instructions

  • PSU recommends saving a copy of your completed application to keep for your files.
  • 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 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)

Admissions Standards

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)

Successful applicants generally earn between a 2.5-3.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the five core subject areas listed above, and are involved in some type of extra-curricular activity or activities.

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

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