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Freshman Applicants

We would love to consider you for admission to Keystone College as one of our first-time freshman applicants. This is an exciting time in your college search process and we will be here to help you every step of the way.

Who should apply as freshman applicants?

You will apply to Keystone College as a freshman applicant if you:

  • are currently in your last year of high school or have completed high school
  • are a GED recipient or have completed a high school equivalency exam
  • have taken college classes without enrolling in a degree program or have attempted fewer than 12 non-developmental college credits

Application Deadlines

Fall Term

  • June 15 – Resident Students*
  • July 1 – Commuter Students

Spring Term

  • December 15 – All students

*Housing deposits must be received by May 1 in order to be guaranteed housing for the fall.

Step-by-step freshman application process:

You should receive your admission and scholarship decision from Keystone no more than two weeks after all of the required documentation is submitted. Good luck!

Instant Decision
Instant decisions are available upon request during any campus visit. There is no commitment to receive an instant decision; just the benefit of knowing of your acceptance sooner!

To expedite the instant decision process, it is recommended that you complete an application prior to your visit.

Application

All of the admissions requirements can be mailed, submitted electronically, or submitted in person for an instant decision.
Please contact us at 1-800-824-2764, option 1, to schedule an instant decision.

 

Two different ways to apply:
  1. Applying to multiple colleges?
    Students who plan to apply to multiple schools that accept the Common App, should submit the Common App.
  2. Applying to just a few colleges?
    Students who plan to apply only to a few schools should choose our online application: Keystone College Online Applicationor download, print and submit a paper application

File Your FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you’d like to be considered for federal and state financial aid. The FAFSA can be filed for 2017-2018 after October 1, 2016.  If you are a Pennsylvania resident you MUST file by May 1st to be considered for the state grant.

Transcripts

Request an official high school  transcript (or GED test scores) from your high school guidance counselor.

Your guidance office can upload your transcripts to Send.edu, or they can mail to:
Office of Admissions
One College Green
PO Box 50
La Plume, PA 18440

Test Scores (Optional)

If received, test scores will be considered. Admissions may request test scores in some cases. Test scores can be submitted by requesting a report from collegeboard.org or can be included on your transcripts sent from your high school’s guidance office.

Letter of recommendation or personal statement.

A letter of recommendation, teacher evaluation, and/or personal statement about why you should be considered for admission are not required, but highly recommended.

  • Still in high school? Have your teacher complete a Teacher Evaluation Form
  • Already graduated? You may have someone, other than a friend or relative, write a letter of recommendation in place of a teacher evaluation.

Email to admissions@keystone.edu or send by mail to:
Office of Admissions
One College Green
PO Box 50
La Plume, PA 18440

Interested in art or art education?
Schedule your portfolio review with a member of the art faculty.

See portfolio guidelines.

Special Considerations for Learning and/or Physical Disabilities

Keystone College complies with policy and federal law, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of a disability.

In order to request services and/or accommodations for students with learning or other disabilities, Keystone College requires a current evaluation by an appropriate professional attesting to the nature of the disability and specifying any limitations and special accommodations relevant to a college learning environment.

While information may be contained in an Individualized Education Plan, 504 Plan or Transitional Plan, Keystone College reserves the right to request additional information or assessment, such as recent psychological testing, to ensure proper guidance and assistance to the disabled student as needed throughout their tenure. Appropriate documentation should be submitted to the Admissions Office no later than four weeks prior to the start of class, to ensure adequate time for review.

Learn more about Keystone's Disability Services.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
570-945-8111 or
1-877-4-COLLEGE
admissions@keystone.edu
Located: Sisson Hall
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Important Codes: SAT code: 2351 | ACT code: 3602 | FAFSA: 003280

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