Penn State World Campus Privacy Policy Statement and SMS Terms and Conditions

Web Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the Penn State World Campus website privacy statement. We adhere to the Penn State University privacy policy. Please refer to the official Penn State Web Privacy page for detailed information.

SMS Terms and Conditions

Penn State World Campus uses SMS messages to communicate about application and financial aid deadlines, event reminders, scholarships, registration, and other information important to applicants, new students, and current students.

Text Opt In

Prospective students may opt in to SMS messages by emailing Penn State World Campus Admissions or by calling 814-863-5386. Undergraduate degree-seeking applicants may also opt in by visiting the Undergraduate Admissions MyPennState portal.

Text Messaging Costs

Message and data rates may apply. When you opt in to receive SMS messages, you are responsible for any carrier fees such as data plan charges, text messaging charges, tolls, out-of-area roaming, and other charges. Messaging frequency per month varies based on your student status and associated actions.

Text Carriers

Note that SMS communications from Penn State may not be available through all mobile carriers. Penn State Undergraduate Admissions Office and Penn State World Campus SMS communications are currently available through the following carriers: AT&T, Sprint/Nextel, Carolina West, ClearSky, Cellcom, Virgin Mobile, C Spire, Boost, Cincinnati Bell, T-Mobile, Interop U.S. Cellular, nTelos and MetroPCS. T-Mobile is not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.

Text Opt Out

Text STOP to 73092 to stop receiving text messages from Penn State World Campus.

Text Privacy Policy

Your use of the SMS messaging service is governed by the University’s Privacy Policy, AD53. Penn State will not ask you for, nor should you provide, personally identifiable information, passwords, or any other confidential or sensitive information in SMS messages. Except as permitted by Penn State's Privacy Policy, Penn State does not share your information with third parties.

Text Help

Email [email protected], call (800) 252-3592, or text HELP to 73092 for more information.


For additional information, view Penn State's Web Privacy Statement.