Frequently Asked Questions :: FAQ
Q: How many PSA options may I apply for?
A: You can only apply for one of the PSA options. It must match up
with your major at PSA. Look at the list of options to see which PSU colleges or programs the PSA
option works with.
Q: The PSA option that I am interested in does not
list my major. Does that mean I can-not apply for that option?
Q: Why do some of the PSA options have different
English Proficiency requirement levels and/or other requirements?
Q: I would like to study abroad at a university but
it is not on the list. What should I do?
Q: I noted that some of the PSA options will begin
in early January next year when PSU will be having final exams. How will that situation be
Q: What are the odds of being selected for the
various PSA options I might qualify for? Since I can only apply for one, this is an important
Credits - Numbers
Q: If at the end of the current
academic term I will not have between 36-110 Credits, am I ineligible for
competing in the PSA Scholarship competition?
A: Yes, those students who do not have between
36-110 PSU university level credits are ineligible to compete in the PSA
Scholarship competition. If they have less than 36 credits they may enter the
competition when they meet that condition. If they have over 110 credits, they
are ineligible to compete in the PSA Program.
Q: What is the maximum number of credits I can take at a PSU partner institution under the PSA Program? I do not want this to slow up my progress towards my PSU degree.
Q: What is the minimum number
of credits I must take if I am awarded PSA scholarship support?
Q: If I meet the 36-110
Credits and English Proficiency requirements will I receive PSA scholarship
support to go to the PSU partner university I applied for?
Q: If I do not get a
qualifying English proficiency score for the option I chose, am I ineligible to
go on in the competition for the PSA?
Q: What is the difference
between iBT TOEFL and IELTS scores? Which one is better or preferred?
A: Both are good tests. Currently the IELTS is easier to schedule.
Neither one is better. US schools prefer the iBT, UK the IELTS. If the IELTS is taken, it must be
the Academic IELTS, not the General IELTS.
Q: If I am not able to schedule to take an iBT
TOEFL or IELTS exam in time to meet the deadline for turning in a complete application, am I
ineligible for competing for the PSA scholarship support.
Q: When will the PSA awards be announced?
Q: Am I responsible for the costs of taking the
TOEFL or IELTS exam?