Congratulations on your offer of admission to Penn State University! We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about Penn State Mont Alto and all it has to offer you.
1. Offering You 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, but rather, you should contact the Admissions Office to explore your options.
2. (PDACC) Accepting 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. All students accept their offer by paying a non refundable $200 enrollment fee.
3. Reserve Your On-Campus Housing.
For those students who are planning to live in one of Penn State Mont Alto's three residence halls, you should return the "Housing Contract Request Card" that was included with your offer of admission. Once we receive this request you will be mailed a housing contract that should be completed and returned with your $100 housing deposit (fully refundable when you leave Penn State Mont Alto). For more information about housing options available, please visit the Penn State Mont Alto Housing and Food Services Website.
4. Placement Testing & Educational Planning Survey.
All first-year students (and some transfer students, depending on your major(s) of interest) starting at Penn State complete a testing program that is designed to assist them in scheduling their initial courses in Mathematics and Chemistry (if applicable to your major(s) of interest). The Division of Undergraduate Studies, located in the General Studies Building, coordinates these online steps, and you will be notified via mail and/or email when you are able to complete testing and the survey.
5. New Student Orientation (NSO) advising day.
This step is designed to acquaint you with the, sometimes complex, academic world of Penn State. This program will explore the different academic opportunities available at the University as well as the requirements of your chosen degree. In addition, you will be introduced to co-curricular opportunities and resources here at Penn State Mont Alto. Your first-year testing results will be interpreted on your NSO day.
6. Scheduling Classes.
All students have the opportunity to meet with an academic adviser in order to prepare a schedule of classes that meets both their needs as well as the requirements of their chosen degree. New first-year students schedule classes during NSO, while transfer students make an individual appointment with their academic adviser. Transfer students will be notified with contact information for an academic adviser.
7. Starting Classes.
At this stage, you are ready to attend classes. Class times, building names, and room numbers are printed on your schedule of classes. A campus map may be obtained in the Admissions Office. We would also be happy to arrange a tour. The Registrars Office also has a complete schedule of important dates for the entire semester.