A Virtual “We Are”

We’ll meet you where you are with virtual accepted student programs, events, career resources, and more.

You did it. Your hard work has paid off and it’s time to start looking ahead to what’s next. And during this time, you should know that we’re in this together.

At Penn State, we are a community driven to make a difference, and it’s in our nature to roll up our sleeves to tackle challenges. We’ve earned a top-10 ranking nationally for online learning. Having this experience and the technology in place allowed us to transition 63,000 students in more than 18,000 courses online in under a week. These capabilities, backed by the community spirit that binds us as Penn Staters (more than 700,000 strong across the globe), have allowed us to bring you the best possible experience, wherever you are.

Until we’re able to meet you in person, we encourage you to make the most of the virtual experiences we’ve compiled for you.

We'll Meet You Where You Are

As part of the virtual Penn State experience, The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has tailored online sessions for students accepted to Penn State. Connect with Penn State resources, talk to admissions staff, and see what student life is like on a Penn State campus.

Accept your offer: Take the next step in the enrollment process, connect with resources, and get ready to begin your Penn State experience.

Virtual Resources by Campus: Connect to prospective and admitted student resources at any of Penn State's twenty undergraduate campus locations.

Connect with a Lion Ambassador: Discuss your major or interests with a current Penn State student.

Virtual Career Services: It’s never too early to start thinking about your future success. At Penn State, our goal is to make your career dreams a reality. Our Career Services team has pivoted to a virtual environment to meet with students, build digital content, and be a helpful resource in navigating the job market during this time.

We're Ready for You

Once you’ve confirmed your enrollment, take advantage of online experiences tailored to help you transition to Penn State.

LEAP (Learning Edge Academic Program): Designed to help first-year students at University Park get a head start in the summer before their first fall semester. The virtual LEAP program will replicate the residential model with two small, cohort-based courses as well as out-of-class programming and peer-mentoring to help you successfully transition to Penn State.

Flex Start: You may be questioning whether going away to college is a good idea or if it makes financial sense right now. With twenty undergraduate campuses across Pennsylvania and a commitment to student success, Flex Start gives you the option to change your first-year campus of admission. Contact your current campus of admission to learn more.

Pathways to Success (Summer Start): Available to admitted students at one of Penn State’s nineteen campuses other than University Park, Summer Start focuses on student success while offering tuition savings. The program has been adapted to replicate in-person learning, with small class sizes, dedicated faculty, and online tutoring and peer-mentoring to help you successfully transition to Penn State.

New Student Orientation: Engage with Penn State staff, orientation leaders, and academic advisers in real time while taking part in self-paced modules. Parents and family members will also have a menu of live and pre-recorded presentations available for them.

AURORA Outdoor Orientation Programs: With a focus on personal wellness and building those connections intrinsic to the Penn State community, AURORA Outdoor Orientation Programs is bringing the great outdoors to you through a series of virtual hikes in destinations across the United States, group learning through video conference calls, and assignments that get you outdoors wherever you are.

Sokolov-Miller Family Financial Literacy and Life Skills Center: At Penn State, it's important to help our students succeed not only academically, but also in life. Financial literacy seminars, workshops, and webinars are available to all students to assist you in effective money management and achieving your financial goals.  

Ready to become a Nittany Lion?

Visit admissions.psu.edu/info/accepted to accept your offer and take the next step toward your future at Penn State.