Accepted Student Programs

Have an offer of admission? The best way to see if Penn State is the place for you is to attend one of our Accepted Student Programs

Accepted Student Programs at University Park

Welcome to the Penn State family! Accepted Student Programs at University Park are hosted by Admissions and the college to which you have received your offer of admission. With a variety of programs available during the week and on Saturdays, you have many options to learn more about the next steps in the admissions process, connect with current Penn State students, explore academic opportunities specific to your program, and experience life as a Penn Stater. Select your college below to plan your visit!

Accepted Student Programs at Commonwealth Campuses

Congrats on your offer of admission to Penn State! Each of our campuses offers Accepted Student Programs that provide newly admitted students the chance to explore campus, talk with students, learn about academic programs, and get a better idea of what life at Penn State is like. Each campus hosts their own unique visit options -- select your campus below to schedule your visit and see everything Penn State has to offer.

Out-of-State Programs

Admitted students who cannot travel to a campus may attend one of our Accepted Student Programs that are held around the country. These receptions are an excellent opportunity to talk with staff and alumni about Penn State, while learning more about the next steps in the enrollment process.

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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 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.


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