Start your major at Shenango with the 2+2 plan

Some students choose to remain at one 校园 for all four years, while other students spend their first two years at one 校园 and transition to another for their remaining two years, like the University Park 校园 in State College or the Behrend 校园 in Erie. 与 20 Penn State 校园es, the options are nearly endless. 

We call it the 2+2 plan and it’s the most common path to a Penn State degree - more than 60% of our students begin their Penn State experience at a commonwealth 校园.

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Penn State's 2+2 plan can get you where you want to go

Some choose the 2+2 plan for the chance to stay close to home, while others do it to save money after checking out the cost savings - students who commute to Shenango can save up to $35,000 over two years! 

Others are looking for a particular 校园 environment, perhaps one that offers smaller classes or a specific sport.

No matter the reason, Penn State is excited to help students be successful in every major and at every 校园. 

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What to expect as a 2+2 student

Many of Penn State's degrees can be started at any 校园. You will take general education and prerequisite courses for your major before moving to your ending 校园 to complete your remaining courses. 

你的 academic adviser will make sure that you are on track to meet the entrance to major requirements for your chosen degree. These are the same whether you start at University Park or another 校园.

Once you enroll at your starting 校园, you do not need to reapply for admission when it's time to move to your final 校园. Instead, you will work with your academic adviser to complete the change of 校园 process to move on to your second 校园.