Welcome Future Undergraduate Students!
This page is dedicated to getting all of your college search questions answered. Please take some time to explore everything that the College of Information Sciences & Technology has to offer by clicking the links below, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions. We hope to see you on campus soon!
Our undergraduate programs teach students the skills they need to develop new technology and the role that technology will play in our lives, businesses, and the world. Click the link above to learn more about our major options and what you can learn in the College of IST!
The more you learn about the College of IST, the more you’ll realize there is no “typical” student, and we have clubs and activities to fit a variety of interests. Click the link above to learn about how you can get involved in the IST community!
If you enjoy the challenge of your AP and honors courses now, the Schreyer Honors College may be a great fit for you! Click above to learn what it means to be a Schreyer Honors student in the College of IST and find out how you can become one!
Millennium Scholars are high-achieving STEM students aiming to be leaders in their field with a commitment to increasing diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math disciplines. If you believe you are ready to give what it takes to be a Millennium Scholar, learn more or apply now.
Through the generosity of alumni, corporate partners and friends, the College of IST and Penn State are able to offer a number of scholarships to our students. Click above to learn about some unique scholarship opportunities available for students who apply to the College of IST!
Choosing the right college is one of the biggest decisions of your academic career and the best way to find out if IST is right for you is to come visit us yourself! Click on the link above to learn about different visit opportunities this year.
The Office of Undergraduate Recruiting is looking for alumni, current students, faculty, and other IST partners to help find future students for the College of IST. Your IST stories are an important part of helping students see themselves as part of our college and community.
What do you want to be after you graduate from college? A consultant, a tech start-up entrepreneur, a cyber security analyst, an enterprise architect, to name a few? Whatever your career goal is, IST can take you there.
Are you ready to get started on your IST degree? Do you want to join our pride of nittany lions? Start your Penn State application today
Join the IST Propose an App Challenge! We want to see how you want to change the world with technology. Students in the College of IST are constantly being challenged to look critically at the problems we face in our world today, and develop technological solutions for them. We want to challenge YOU to think like an IST Student! Choose a problem in our world to focus on, dream up an app solution, and then submit your idea! It's as easy as that, and anyone can do it!
The top 20 teams will have a chance to compete at Penn State's University Park Campus during Startup Week. Second and third place teams will take home cool tech prizes, and first place winners will receive a $5,000 cash prize!
Students who are interested in technology (computers, mobile devices, and other digital tools), programming, and information sciences often think they have very limited options in college. The Office of Undergraduate Recruiting in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is available to come to your school to talk about majors and careers in the growing fields of information sciences, technology, and information security.
As you navigate through your college search, be sure to connect with our Recruitment Team! We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about IST or completing your application. You can also join our online IST community on social media to hear about new things happening in the college.