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ACCEPT YOUR OFFER
To accept your offer of admission to Penn State Greater Allegheny, log in to your MyPennState account and select the “Click here to accept your offer of admission” button to take the next step. You will be asked to submit a non-refundable $230 enrollment deposit, which is payable online. The enrollment deposit secures your spot in our incoming class and allows you to apply for housing and prepare for New Student Orientation. admissions.psu.edu/mypennstate
APPLY FOR ON-CAMPUS HOUSING
When you accept your offer of admission online, you may also choose to pay the $100 on-campus housing deposit and a confirmation email will be sent when you successfully submit your housing contract. If accepting by mail: Contact Penn State Greater Allegheny’s Housing and Food Services Office at 412-675-9100 after mailing your Acceptance Notification and check or money order to secure on-campus housing.
SELECT A MEAL PLAN
Students may choose between three meal plan levels. When you purchase one of the meal plan levels, you are doing so for an entire semester. You may change the level of your plan in eLiving anytime during the semester until seven days prior to the last day of finals. Each time you visit a dining facility operated by Penn State Housing and Food Services, simply present your Penn State ID card to the cashier to pay. If you plan to live on campus, the meal plan is a part of the Housing and Food Service Contract, and you do not need to submit a separate contract. If you live off campus, you can purchase a meal plan at eliving.psu.edu and charge it directly to your Bursar Account.
SUBMIT THE FAFSA
You can access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.gov after October 1. The priority filing deadline for Penn State is December 1, but students may still send in the FAFSA after this date. Students will begin to receive their aid award notifications in early February. Aid award notifications will be posted to the student’s LionPATH account.
SET UP TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (2FA)
Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of protection that makes it more difficult for someone else to log in to your Penn State account and gain unauthorized access to your personal information as well as sensitive and confidential Penn State resources and data. All Penn State students are required to enroll in and use 2FA to log in to any Penn State system. Learn more and enroll at get2fa.psu.edu
TAKE THE ALEKS MATH ASSESSMENT
The ALEKS Math Assessment is the only math test you are guaranteed not to fail! First-year students who have paid the non-refundable $230 enrollment deposit will receive instructions via the email address provided on their application beginning in early March to complete the ALEKS Mathematics Assessment for placement into math and chemistry courses. ALEKS test results have no bearing on admission to the University but help place you in the appropriate level math course to best ensure your success. orientation.psu.edu/testing
ATTEND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (NSO)
Upon completion of the ALEKS assessment, first-year students will receive an email on how to register online for the one-day NSO program in June and July. At NSO, you will receive your student ID card, discuss your test results, and schedule classes with an academic advisor. You will also receive your Apple iPad as part of our Digital Fluency project. You will be asked to activate your Penn State Access Account at home before you attend NSO. Your access account is different from your 9-digit Penn State ID. orientation.psu.edu/reservation
SUBMIT IMMUNIZATION RECORDS
All incoming Penn State students must provide proof of immunizations prior to arrival on campus.
To submit: log in to myUHS using your Penn State access credentials, and upload image files of your official immunization records and, if applicable, any positive antibody titer blood test results. For questions or more information, visit greaterallegheny.psu.edu/immunization
SUBMIT REQUIRED TRAININGS
Prior to arriving on campus, the University requires all incoming first-year students to complete Penn State Safe & Aware, an online learning module about alcohol education and relationship and sexual violence awareness. The goal of this program is to help students make informed decisions as they transition to college life. Information about this program and access to the online training can be found at safeaware.psu.edu.
SET UP PAYMENT
In early August, an electronic bill (eBill) will be emailed to your official University email account, if activated, with instructions to view and/or pay the bill via LionPATH. The payment options will be explained, and any awarded financial aid will show as “Estimated Financial Aid.”
Please note that no paper bills will be mailed.
Parents whose student gives them authorized payer access through LionPATH will receive a message that the bill is available. Students may give access to a parent or guardian at lionpath.psu.edu. Parents can log in to view the bill at public.lionpath.psu.edu. Signing your Financial Responsibility Statement must be done in order to finalize your course registration and ensure that your name appears on class rosters.
SEND FINAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS
Penn State requires students who have accepted their offer of admission to provide documentation showing their high school completion status. Once you have graduated from high school, be sure to submit your final high school transcript documentation that states the date of graduation.
ARRIVE ON CAMPUS
Move-in for first-year students living on campus is Thursday, August 20, 2020. The first day of classes is Monday, August 24, 2020.