Accepted Students

Congratulations on your offer of admission! This section includes information about the steps you need to take to join the Penn State family.

Welcome to the Penn State family!

Accepted Students at New Student Convocation.Congratulations! We can't wait to welcome you as a Penn Stater, but we know you have a lot to consider as you make your college decision. We want to help you each step of the way. The following information explains the next steps in the process, whether you are still deciding 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 and food service contract, if applicable.
  • Register for an Accepted Student Program.
  • Receive timely information about financial aid.
  • Review information about your offered campus and academic college.

Accepted Student Programs

Students with an offer of admission 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.

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Prepping for Penn State

The following resources may be helpful to you:

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 program, available to 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 accept their offer and then contact our office to change their acceptance from fall to summer. 
  • 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.

Ready to accept your offer?

Have you made your decision and are ready to become a Nittany Lion? Log in to MyPennState to accept your offer. Congratulations and welcome to Penn State!

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