How to Apply

To apply, please complete the online application process on the Undergraduate Admissions site. Should you need further assistance please contact us.

Declaring MatSE as Major

Most Penn State students participate in the university's eLion-based Entry-to-Major (ETM) process in the Spring semester of their sophomore year, and officially enter their major at the start of their Junior year. In EMS you don't have to wait that long! The College of EMS policy is:

"A student may enter the EMS major (and option) of her/his choice as soon as they have earned a GPA of 2.00 or better after at least one full year of study."

If you are changing majors to MatSE from a non-MatSE major, you must complete an Entry-to-Major form (available in the Ryan Family Student Center, 14 Deike Building) and meet with a representative of MatSE so that you can be assigned a new faculty adviser. Please contact Allen Kimel ( for more information.  


Spring 2018 Important Dates

File Intent to Graduate: Tuesday, January 2 - Monday, January 22, 2018

Late Drop Deadline: Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Declare Minor Deadline for Graduating Seniors:  Friday, April 6, 2018

Withdrawal Deadline:  Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Classes End: Friday, April 27, 2018

Graduating Senior Capstone Project and Theses Due:  Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Final Exams: Monday, April 30 - Friday, May 4, 2018

Commencement: Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the Pegula Ice Arena