2003 Penn State Printable Web Application Counselor Form

Applicant Name_____________________

Social Security number_______________

Instructions:

1. Counselor or principal must complete this form for an applicant currently enrolled in high school.

2. Be sure to attach the applicant's official high school transcript to this form.

3. If the applicant has completed a first-level foreigh language course and/or a first-level academic mathematics course before minth grade, please list on the applicant's official high school transcript the course title(s), the final grade(s), and the number of credits earned.

4. This page is not required for transfer and/or adult learner applicants.

 

Penn State recognizes that some schools will use more than one grading scale to reflect varying degrees of academic challenge across the curriculum. Provide us with the maximum grade-point average that a student can earn in academic courses other than advanced placement (AP) classes or your highest level of honors course work. Include your school profile, if available.

Example 1: If your school awards 5 points for an A earned in an AP course, 4.5 points for an A earned in an honors course, and 4 points for an A earned in the next level of academic course work, report the applicant's cumulative GPA as on a 4.0 scale weighted; use line 1a.

Example 2: If your school awards 5 points for an A earned in AP and honors courses, and 4.5 points for an A in the next level of academic course work, report the applicant's cumulative GPA as on a 4.5 scale weighted; use line 1b.

Example 3: If your school does not award extra points for AP or honors courses, report the applicant's cumulative GPA as on a 4.0 scale unweighted; use line 1a.

Example 4: If your school awards 7 points for an A earned in an AP course, 6 points for an A earned in an honors course, and 5 points for an A earned in the next level of academic course work, report the applicant's cumulative GPA as on a 5.0 scale weighted; use line 1b.

Example 5: If your school uses a base scale of 100 and weights AP courses by a factor of 1.20, honors courses by a factor of 1.10, and the next level as 1.05, report the applicant's cumulative GPA as on a 105-point scale weighted; use line 1b.

Example 6: If your school uses a base scale of 100 and does not award extra points for an AP or honors course, report the applicant's cumulative GPA as on a 100-point scale unweighted; use line 1c.


Student Information

1. Choose the appropriate category below to indicate the applicant's CUMULATIVE grade-point average (from ninth grade through the end of the most recent academic year). Indicate in the spaces provided whether the GPA is weighted or unweighted. Also indicate whether the GPA is based on all subjects or academic subjects only.

a. ________on a 4.0 scale (4.00=A) ___weighted ___unweighted ___all subjects ___academic subjects only
(cum. GPA)

b. ________on other scale with____=A ___weighted ___unweighted ___all subjects ___academic subjects only
(cum. GPA/average)

c. ________on a 100 point scale ___weighted ___unweighted ___all subjects ___academic subjects only
(cum. average)

2. Provide the applicant's CUMULATIVE class rank information below.

a. weighted rank ______ position ______ class size or decile ________ ______class size

b. nonweighted rank ______ position ______ class size or decile ________ ______class size

c. If your school does not compute rank, check your best estimate of this applicant's position in class:

___first fifth ___second fifth ___third fifth ___fourth fifth ___fifth fifth

3. Date applicant entered your school:

_____month ________year

Date applicant: ___will graduate ___graduated ___withdrew _______ , _________


School Information

4. Provide your grading system in the following equivalents:

A=________ to ________ B=________ to ________ C=________ to ________ D=_______to ________

F=________ to ________

5. How does your school determine GPA?

a. If your school weights GPA, provide:

highest possible GPA in an AP course ________ __weighted

highest possible GPA in an honors course______ __weighted

highest possible GPA in an academic/college prep course______ __weighted

b. If your school does not weight GPA, provide:

highest possible GPA in an AP course ________ __unweighted

highest possible GPA in an honors course______ __unweighted

highest possible GPA in an academic/college prep course______ __unweighted

6. Print your high school's name and address:

_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(high school name)

_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(number & street)

_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(city, state, zip, country)

_____________________________________________________________________________________________
(phone number, fax number, e-mail address)

7. High School College Board code number: ___________

8. Counselor/Headmaster name and title:_______________________________________________________________

9. Signature ____________________________________________________________________________________

Date _____ month _____ date ________ year

School/Guidance counselors: If they have not already done so, students should have SAT I or ACT test scores sent directly to Undergraduate Admissions from the appropriate testing agency (SAT code # 2660 or ACT code # 3656). We no longer take scores from the high school transcript. It is not necessary to send test scores using the "Rush" option. Testing services send us scores electronically at the student's request on a nearly weekly basis.

Mail this form along with a complete transcript to:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
The Pennsylvania State University
201 Shields Building
Box 3000
University Park, PA 16804-3000