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Information for Counselors and Teachers

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The College of Information Sciences and Technology wants to partner with you to make your students’ transition from high school to college as seamless as possible. Below are links to information that will help you work with your students as they consider IST in their college search.

Admission and University Statistics

Review the University’s enrollment statistics to help your student compare their high school record with the academic credentials of our incoming first-year class.

Transcripts and Self-Reported Academic Record

Students who are interested in applying to Penn State no longer have to submit a transcript at the time of application.  Instead, they will submit a self-reported record of their academic performance to date at the time of applying and will be required to submit a final transcript at the end of their senior year of high school.  Please see the following information about Penn State’s use of a Self-Reported Academic Record as part of the application.

Application Review Process

Students are evaluated for admission based on both their academic merit and co-curricular record. Visit the Undergraduate Admissions site to learn more about the Penn State application review process.

Help with the Penn State Application

The college application process can be overwhelming for a student, particularly if they are the first person in their family to go to college.  If you have a student who needs step by step instructions on how to select an IST major on the Penn State application, we have compiled a helpful guide for their use.  Feel free to pass this weblink along to your students, or they are welcome to contact the Undergraduate Recruiting office directly at for guidance.  


In partnership with our current students, staff, and alumni, we have compiled an extensive list of the most frequently asked questions parents and students have when thinking about the College of IST.  Feel free to contact the Undergraduate Recruiting office at if you, or any interested high school student you might be helping with their college search has a question not reflected on our list.  

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