Thank you for your interest in the Ecology Graduate Program at Penn State.
A free pre-application form is available to prospective students. This form notifies faculty members of your interest in joining the Ecology program and enables you to receive feedback prior to submitting a formal application.
We encourage you to submit this optional free pre-application form before you make a formal application, so that we can notify faculty members of your interest and give you a preliminary assessment of the likely strength of your application were you to apply formally. You will be considered for admission when you make a formal application, whether or not you have submitted this pre-application.
When should you submit this form?
At any time of year, but ideally at least a month ahead of making a formal application.