Undergraduate Admissions

Information for Accepted Students

Information for Accepted Students

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Welcome to Penn State! We are excited for you to become part of the Penn State family. We know you have a lot to consider as you make your college decision and we want to help you each step of the way. The following information explains the next steps in the process, whether you are still considering your offer or you’ve already committed to being a Nittany Lion.

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MyPennState provides accepted students with many resources for making a college choice, as well as the important materials regarding your offer of admission.

  • Accept your offer of admission and pay your acceptance fees online
  • Submit your housing contract, if applicable
  • Register for an Accepted Student Program
  • Receive timely information about financial aid
  • Review information about your offered campus and academic college

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Summer Programs

Penn State offers unique summer programs for first-year students. Whether you were accepted for summer session and take classes at University Park or wish to participate in a shorter orientation program for fall credit, Penn State provides you the following options:

  • Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP):

    This limited program for first-year students in the summer session is a great introduction to Penn State. Note: Students with a fall offer of admission to University Park may participate in LEAP but need to contact our office to change their offer from fall to summer.

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  • AURORA Outdoor Orientation Programs:

    Choose from three different orientation programs – ORION, URSA, or VEGA – with options in backpacking and community service. These programs provide first-year students with amazing experiences that are excellent preparation for the upcoming school year.

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Penn State Accepted Students

Accepted Student Programs

Students with an offer can learn more about the Penn State experience by attending one of our Accepted Student Programs. Penn State hosts programs both on-campus and out-of-state that feature staff and alumni to answer your questions.

  • Receptions at University Park for accepted students

    Visits include student aid and academic college information, conversations with students, campus tours, and lunch.

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  • Receptions for students accepted at other Penn State campuses

    Each Penn State campus has sessions for first-year students who have been offered admission. Details of those programs vary.

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  • Regional receptions for accepted students

    Accepted students who cannot travel to a campus may attend regional receptions in Pennsylvania and around the country. These receptions are an excellent opportunity to talk with alumni and students about Penn State.

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Accepted Student Chats

If you have an offer of admission, you can join us for one of our accepted student chats – the perfect way to talk about the Penn State experience with current students and counselors and to get answers to any questions you still might have as you make your college choice.

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