FAQs for Accelerated CS


1.    What are the program dates?

This year's cohort will begin in June 2019 and end in June 2020. 


2.    How do I apply to the program?

Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort will open January 2020. We will review applications beginning in March 2020, and will continue to accept applications until the cohort is full.  If your application is approved by the Admissions Committee, you will be invited to an interview with some of the faculty.  Only students admitted to the program will be required to submit an application to the University.  Admission to Department does not grant you formal admission to the University. 


3.    Will I get a degree after I complete the Accelerated CS program?

No, this program is intended to prepare you to be successful in our graduate program. Upon successfully completing the Accelerated CS program, you’ll be admitted to PSU's Computer Science Master's program. 


4.    What about financial aid? Is any support available?

Information on financial aid at PSU can be found on the Financial Aid website.  Once students complete the Accelerated CS curriculum and are advanced to unconditional admission, they will be eligible to compete for Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships, like any other graduate student. They will also be eligible to participate in the many internship opportunities available to our upper class and graduate students.