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Welcome to the Penn State family!

Congratulations on your offer of admission! 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 deciding or you’ve already committed to being a Penn Stater.

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Accepted Student Programs

Learn more about the Penn State experience by attending one of our Accepted Student Programs. Find out what it is like to be a Nittany Lion.

Accepted Student Programs

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Accepted Student Checklist

We know you have a lot to plan and do before arriving to campus. This checklist should help you keep track of the major steps in the process.

Accepted Student Checklist

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Accepted Student Resources

Let us help you answer any questions you may have as you move through the enrollment process. Discover the Top 5 resources for accepted students.

Accepted Student Resources

Ready to become a Nittany Lion?

Log in to MyPennState to accept your offer. Congratulations and welcome to Penn State!

Accept your Penn State offer!

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Tools for Accepted Students


MyPennState provides you with resources for making a college decision and important materials regarding your offer of admission.
Use MyPennState to:

Accept your offer of admission
Submit your housing contract
Register for an Accepted Student Program
Receive information about financial aid

Access MyPennState

Penn State LionPATH

LionPATH is Penn State’s student information system, which provides you with access to academic, registration, and financial records.
Use LionPATH to:

Complete next steps in enrollment process
Access New Student Orientation information
Review your transfer credit evaluation
View your financial aid summary

Access LionPATH

Penn State Summer Programs

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 attending the University Park 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. 
  • AURORA Outdoor Orientation Programs
    Choose from four different orientation programs – ORION, POLARIS, URSA, or VEGA – with options for 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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