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Offered admission to Penn State?


Students should respond to all colleges or universities to which they have an offer of admission no later than May 1. To officially accept your Penn State offer of admission, return the acceptance notification enclosed in your offer packet and pay the general deposit.


Shortly, you will be notified regarding New Student Orientation. New Student Orientation assists first-year students in evaluating their educational plans. First-semester course registration also happens during New Student Orientation.

Accepted your offer of admission to Penn State?

New Student Welcome

New Student Welcome is offered for incoming students in August before the start of the fall semester. New Student Welcome is a student-facilitated program, led by upper classmen who will assist new students with their transition to Penn State Lehigh Valley. Here new students will have the opportunity to meet returning students, as well as faculty and staff, in small group settings.

For more information on New Student Welcome, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 610-285-5080 or send email to kag29@psu.edu.

Paying Tuition

Penn State no longer sends paper bills. Bills are e-mailed to your Access Account (your Penn State e-mail address), which you set up when you attend New Student Orientation. The first bills go out in mid-July. Billing continues on a weekly basis for students scheduling after mid-July. Payment options are explained in that e-mail, and any financial aid awards are shown as a credit. Bottom line: A minimum one-third payment on your balance will be due three weeks after the billing date.

When Do Classes Start?

Classes begin on Monday, January 12 for the spring 2015 semester.