Congratulations! You've been accepted to Penn State University
You are offered admission
Upon receipt of a completed application and any transcripts, Penn State will offer admission to all qualified applicants. If an offer is not made, you should not assume that your options are closed. Contact the Admissions Office to explore your options.
Accept your offer
Once you have received an offer of admission, your next step is to accept the offer, which tells the University that you intend to enroll. First-year and Transfer students accept their offer by paying a $230 enrollment fee.
Accepted Student Programs
Even if you have already visited campus, it is a different experience when you have an offer of admission. We encourage you to visit to get a better idea of what life might be like at Penn State should you decide to attend. Talk with students, tour the campus, learn about your degree program, and take a glimpse at your future.
Plan for New Student Orientation
After you accept your offer of admission, you will receive email about the ALEKS Math Assessment and Educational Planning Survey (EPS). For summer/fall offers, this information starts going out March 1, and will be sent on a continual basis to students that accept their offer of admission.
Once you have completed your ALEKS Math Assessment and EPS, you will receive an email inviting you you to make your reservation for your campus visit. You will also receive “homework” for your orientation visit, so make some time to complete those items prior to arriving on campus. .
Attend New Student Orientation
This step is designed to acquaint you with the academic world of Penn State. Orientation helps you explore the different academic opportunities available at the University, as well as the requirements of your chosen degree. Your testing results will be interpreted and explained to you.
Schedule your classes
All students will meet with an academic adviser in order to prepare a schedule of classes that meets their needs as well as the requirements of their chosen degree. New first-year students schedule classes during New Student Orientation, while transfer students make an individual appointment with their academic adviser. Transfer students will be notified by mail with the contact information for their assigned academic adviser.
Pay Your Bill
Semester bills typically arrive about 6 weeks prior to the start of classes (by late July for the fall semester) and can be paid online through your LionPATH account. International students receive their semester bill after registering for classes, typically in September for the fall semester. You will receive an email when your bill is ready; and if you have questions on your bill or payment plan options, you can contact the Office of the Bursar for more information.
Prepare for Fall Semester
August 19th Move In Day
August 20th Transfer Orientation
August 20th New Student Welcome Pro
Begin your classes - August 21st
At this stage, you are ready to get started! Class times, building names, and room numbers are printed on your schedule of classes. Contact the admissions office if you would like a tour before classes begin.The registrar's office can provide you with a complete schedule of important dates for the entire semester.