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.  


Fall 2016 Important Dates

File Intent to Graduate: Monday, August 15 - Tuesday,September 6, 2016

Late Drop Deadline: Friday, November 11, 2016

Declare Minor Deadline for Graduating Seniors:  Friday, November 11, 2016

Withdrawal Deadline:  Friday, December 8, 2016

Classes End: Friday, December 9, 2016

Graduating Senior Capstone Project and Theses Due:  Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Final Exams: Monday, December 12 - Friday, December 16, 2016

Commencement:  Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Bryce Jordan Center