Accepted Undergraduate Students

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted into the Penn State College of Engineering.

Now what?

Attend New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation will help you get started on a path of success at Penn State. You’ll learn more about the Penn State community, academic and co-curricular expectations and opportunities, and ways to begin meeting your education goals. All incoming first-year students are required to participate in this program, which is offered from the middle of May until the end of July each year. More

Arrange Housing

First-year students at Penn State are generally required to live on campus, if housing is available at their campus. The residency requirement helps younger students to get settled at the University, to adjust to the demands and requirements of University life, and to make friends. There are different types of student housing available to accommodate your needs for co-ed or single-sex living or for other special amenities. You’ll also choose a meal plan along with your on-campus housing.

Incoming students at the University Park campus should view their housing options at the housing website. Students planning to start at other Penn State campuses with residential options should look at their campus housing website.

Beyond traditional residence halls, special living options are available that connect you with other students with similar majors and interests. Engineering offers four different special living options.

Apply for housing as soon as possible after you accept your offer of admission to Penn State to make sure you get any requests for special housing in early.

Explore Financial Aid and Scholarships

Paying for college can sometimes be stressful. To help reduce that stress, be sure to complete all necessary Federal financial aid paperwork and review available scholarships as soon as you can. Penn State’s Office of Student Aid offers a lot of resources to make sure you know what you need to do and when. More

Transfer Credits to Penn State

If you’ve taken AP classes, attended another university before coming to Penn State, taken classes online or close to home, you may be able to transfer some of those credits to Penn State. More

Choose the Right Technology

PC or Mac? What software do I need? Will I need a calculator, too? Choosing the right technology for your academic needs can be a big decision. Fortunately, the College of Engineering has some general recommendations that can help you figure it out. More