After you receive an admission offer, your next step is to accept the offer, which tells the University that you intend to enroll. All undergraduate students accept their offer by paying a non-refundable $230 enrollment fee via MyPennState.
Accept your admission offer through the Graduate School application portal.
While there is no hard deadline for acceptance, we would appreciate notification of your intent within 2 months of receiving your offer. Contact your program if you have questions.
What else do I need to do?
New undergraduates will meet with an academic advisor during the new student orientation program and prepare a schedule that meets their degree requirements.
Graduate students should contact their program directly, though most programs will require you to use a registration form for your first courses. Contact your advisor (listed in LionPATH) as needed. Review our full registration instructions.
After the first semester, you should be able to register online through LionPATH's Drop/Add application.
Purchase Your Books
In person at the campus bookstore, or buy them online.
Student ID and Access Accounts
New Penn State students must obtain a University photo ID card, required for meal plans, computer access, library privileges, use of gym facilities, and more. Obtain your card from the Housing Services Office (Olmsted E122).
To activate your Penn State Access Account and obtain your password, you must swipe your photo ID card through one of the signature stations throughout campus.
Information on grants, scholarships, loans, and other forms of student aid is available from the Office of Student Aid.
Graduate students: be sure to review the graduate student aid requirements and options as well.
Pay Your Semester Bill
Students must pay their semester bill to complete the registration process and/or remain an active Penn State student. Your semester bill can be paid online via LionPATH once your Access Account has been activated, or in person at the Bursar's Office.
Explore the housing information page to find out more about both on-campus and off-campus options. For further off-campus housing information, please contact Casie Nay in Admissions at 717-948-6250 or via email to [email protected].
If you have any questions regarding your benefits, your eligibility, or the status of your benefits please contact the Veterans Affairs office, located in the Swatara Building.
A student with a disability enrolling at Penn State is encouraged to read all information contained on the Office for Disability Services website in order to better understand the policies and procedures regarding services for students with disabilities at the University.
International Student Support Services
International Student Support Services (ISSS) provides a comprehensive orientation program for our students from other countries. The orientation program typically covers necessary procedures for registration, employment, paying bills, as well as other regulatory matters. The International Student Orientation program is also the perfect time to make new friends and discover more about Penn State Harrisburg and the surrounding community.