McNair Application Checklist

Students at the multicultural center

You need the following information to fill out the McNair Electronic Application:

  • Your address
  • Your parent(s)' or guardian(s)' names
  • Have your parent(s) or guardian(s) graduated from college?
  • Your unofficial transcripts from PSU or other university if you are a new transfer student
  • Your tax forms from the previous year (2019 tax forms if you are applying in 2020)
  • If your parent(s) or guardian(s) claimed you as a dependent, you need their tax forms 
  • The taxable income and number of dependents claimed are key to establishing low-income
  • Know your birth date, social security number and student ID number
  • Your FAFSA report
  • Name of high school and year you graduated
  • Name of school and the date you first enrolled in college
  • Green Card or Passport (you may be asked to show for proof of citizenship or permanent residence)
  • The names and emails of three recommenders (two must be academic recommendations)
  • Know your major
  • Is your major STEM?