Deadlines and Important Dates

  • Spring DeadlineApply by January 10 to start January 19
  • Summer DeadlineApply by May 7 to start May 17
  • Fall DeadlineApply by August 15, 2021 to start August 23, 2021

All supporting materials should be sent following the submission of your application.

For current and future course registration deadlines, visit the Registrar's website to view the academic calendar by semester

Admissions Help

If you have questions about the admissions process, contact our admissions counselors.

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate or have completed your GED.

If you are already enrolled in a Penn State World Campus degree program, you can complete this certificate along with your degree program.

If you are not enrolled in a World Campus degree program, you may still pursue this certificate as a nondegree student. Students pursuing a stand-alone certificate are classified as nondegree. (Nondegree students do receive full college credit for all courses taken in nondegree status; however, financial aid is not available to nondegree students.)

Technical Requirements

Review the technical requirements for this program.