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Prospective Students

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First-year students are those who have earned high school diplomas or the equivalent. These applicants include high school graduates attending other colleges or universities who have attempted fewer than 18 semester hours.

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Browse the Penn State Berks Viewbook and discover the many reasons to choose Penn State Berks.

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Transfer applicants are those who have earned high school diplomas or the equivalent and who have attempted at least 18 semester credits at other regionally accredited colleges or universities before enrolling at Penn State.

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Adult learners could be: 24 years of age or older; a veteran of the armed services or an active duty service member; returning to school after four or more years of employment, homemaking, or another activity; or a person who assumes multiple adult roles.

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More and more students from around the world are considering our campus an ideal location to begin their Penn State education and they are helping to make our campus community a truly global community!

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Penn State Berks offers high school students the opportunity to take college courses on campus at a nearly 50 percent grant-in-aid. This enables students to get the college experience and earn college credits while still in high school.

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Learn about the services and benefits that are available for veterans and their families.