Accepted Students

This section includes information about the steps you need to take to join the Penn State family as an accepted student.

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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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 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 four different orientation programs – ORION, 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.