Student Resources

Considering Penn State? Let us help you answer any questions you may have. Below are links to some popular resources for incoming students.


If you can't find what you are looking for in this list, you can always contact us.

LionPath: Penn State Student System

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

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Top 5 Resources for Accepted Students

  1. New Student Orientation and ALEKS Math Assessment
  2. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Housing, Food Services and Residence Life
  4. Office of Student Aid
  5. Transferring Credit to Penn State:
    Information on how to obtain college credits from dual enrollment, AP, IB, CLEP, military course work, and more.


Costs and Aid

Student Life, Support, and Services

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)

LEAP is available to first-year students in the summer session and 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 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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FAQ for Admitted Students

Review our frequently asked questions for summer/fall 2023 admitted students

FAQ for Admitted Students