Congratulations! You did it! You got accepted to Penn State University.
You've been accepted to Penn State! Be proud and celebrate. When you’re done, we have a little more work for you to do, including accepting your admission offer and completing some other University requirements. We know you have a lot to consider as you make this important decision, and we are here to help you each step of the way. Whether you are thinking about your options or have already committed to Penn State, the following information will provide next steps in the enrollment process.
If you plan to attend you must complete the next steps in the enrollment process:
1. You've been admitted
Upon receipt of a completed application and 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 Penn State Hazleton Admissions Office to explore your options at 570-450-3142 or request more information.
2. Submit the FAFSA
If you were admitted for the spring 2022 semester…
Please complete your FAFSA online at fafsa.gov as soon as possible. If you are transferring from another institution to Penn State, make sure you log into your FAFSA and add Penn State as your institution. Financial aid packages are sent starting in November 2021 for the spring semester. Please check your MyPennState account to view your financial aid packages as Penn State does not mail your information to your home. For more information, visit the Office of Student Aid.
If you were admitted for the summer 2022 or fall 2022 semester…
You can access the FAFSA online at fafsa.gov after October. The priority filing deadline for Penn State is December 1, but students can still send in their FAFSA after this date. Financial aid packages are sent starting in February 2022. Check MyPennState to view your financial aid packages as Penn State does not mail your information to your home. For more information, visit the Office of Student Aid.
If you are an international student, you do not need to provide a FAFSA and are not eligible for federal student aid.
3. Accept your offer
Officially accepting your admission offer tells the University that you intend to enroll. Login to your MyPennState profile and follow the link to “Accept Your Offer of Admission.”
Please note: We request students accept their offer by May 1 for summer/fall semester. For the spring semester, please check your acceptance letter for the deadline to accept your offer.
First-year and transfer students will be asked to pay a $230 enrollment deposit online when accepting an offer of admission.
4. Attend an Accepted Student Program
Join us Saturday, April 2 for our accepted student events.
5. Participate in New Student Orientation
To make your reservation to attend New Student Orientation (NSO), visit orientation.psu.edu. Part of orientation involves an introduction to the University, online modules, and academic advising and craeting your course schedule.
6. Pay your bill
Semester invoices 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.
7. Start classes
Congratulations! You are ready to get started! Class times, building names, and room numbers are printed on your class schedule. Contact the Advising Center for more information on scheduling your classes.
For more information, visit https://orientation.psu.edu/participate.