Requirements for Acceptance into the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program

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Applications for the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program at Penn State Main Campus (University Park, PA) are currently being accepted for the Fall 2024 semester. Please complete the application below as thoroughly as possible. Please note that there is no longer an application fee.

The application should only take a few minutes to complete. It is suggested, however, that you type your 1-2 page narrative prior to completing the application and then cut and paste that portion in the appropriate section below.

Forward high school and college transcripts (if applicable) to the following address:

Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program
Applications c/o John Kaminski
The Pennsylvania State University
11 Tyson Building
University Park, PA 16802

Note: If the school is forwarding transcripts, be sure to give them the above address.

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Online Application Form

1. Contact Information:
2. High School Attended:
3. College, Junior College, or other institute of higher learning attended (if applicable):
If you attended more than one institution, please include information in a separate email to
4. Employment:
Indicate below where you have been employed. List most recent employment first. You should inform your current and previous employers that we will be contacting them soon to request more information.
Employer 1 This should be your most recent employment.
Employer 2
Employer 3
5. Additional References (if applicable):
Please list other additional turfgrass industry references below with complete addresses. These references should be different than those listed above.
Reference 1
Reference 2
6. Ethnic Background
Federal law requires that institutions of higher education gather the following information regarding the ethnicity and race of their students and employees. Your individual information will be kept strictly confidential. The law only requires institutions to report aggregate totals for each category.
1. Is your ethnicity Hispanic/Latino (Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin)?

2. What is your race (select one or more):

7. 1-2 Page Narrative (required):
Explain why you would like to enroll in the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program.