Accepted Students

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to the Accepted Student process for Penn State undergraduate applicants.

Can I get a refund on my acceptance fee?

All acceptance fees are non-refundable.

How do I accept my offer of admission to Penn State?

Offers of admission to Penn State can be accepted through the accepted student's MyPennState portal. Review our accepted student checklist for more information. 

When is accepted student's day?

Penn State offers a wide variety of dates through the Spring semester based on the accepted student's offered campus and program of study. Students will receive an email invitation with available Accepted Student Program events and registration options that meet their offer. Students do not need to have accepted their offer of admission to attend. Review our accepted student information for more information on next steps in the enrollment process. 

Can I accept my offer after May 1?

May 1 is still the desired date for accepting your offer of admission at Penn State. The sooner students accept the offer of admission to Penn State, the sooner they will be able to:

  • Register for New Student Orientation
  • Register for classes
  • Secure on-campus housing (for those who desire to live on campus)
  • As the start of of the Summer and Fall 2024 semesters approach some programs and campus options may be limited. Admitted students should check their MyPennState profile for an up-to-date application status. 

International Students

The deadline to accept your offer of admission to Penn State is May 1, but we understand that as an international student, you may require additional time to gather materials and complete paperwork. If you need an extension, please email us at with the subject line: International Student Deadline Extension.

How do I defer my offer of admission to a future starting semester?

Please email with any request to defer an offer of admission to learn about potential options.

Do I have to submit immunization records?

All incoming Penn State students must provide proof of immunization against certain diseases. Immunization requirements and recommendations can be found as part of our Accepted Student Checklist. For questions or more information, visit the University Health Services website.

Do I need a physical before coming to Penn State?

Annual physicals are recommended for all students. Involvement in specific sports, clubs, or activities may have specific requirements. Review the required health information for incoming Penn State students as part of our Accepted Student Checklist.  For questions or more information, visit the University Health Services website.