New First Year Students - Now accepting applications for Fall 2014
Priority Deadline for Fall 2014: December 1, 2013
Regular Deadline February 1, 2014.
Transfer students and Current PSU students
Now accepting applications for Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Summer 2014 and Fall 2014
Deadline for winter term 2014: December 1, 2013.
Deadline for spring term 2014: February 1, 2014.
In this application, you will need to answer the following essay questions:
- A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.
- In his essay, “Walking” Thoreau writes, “In Wildness is the preservation of the world.” This quote can now be found in many places, from essays by environmentalists like Aldo Leopold to the lyrics in Metallica’s “Of Wolf and Man.” And yet today, more than half of the people in the world live in cities. What is Wildness? Does Wildness still matter in cities? Why?
- Optional question for First Year applicants only: How is sustainability important to your educational and career plans? We will use these essay answers to help us select Sustainability Scholars for the 2014-1015 academic year.