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After Admission – What’s Next?

Offered admission to Penn State?

Congratulations! 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, pay your acceptance fee through your MyPennState account or return the acceptance notification enclosed in your offer packet along with your acceptance fee payment.

View a timeline/checklist of actions to be taken by accepted students

Accepted your offer of admission to Penn State?

Welcome! Shortly, you will be notified regarding New Student Orientation (NSO). NSO assists new first-year students in evaluating their educational plans by providing them, prior to initial registration, with a comprehensive program of testing and individualized educational planning, academic advising, and first-semester course scheduling.


Welcome Day is a program offered for entering students immediately before the start of the fall semester. Welcome Day is a student-facilitated program, led by upperclass students who will assist new students with their transition to Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Here first-year and transfer students will have the opportunity to meet returning students as well as faculty and staff in small group settings. A special program is offered to Adult Students that targets their special interests.

For more information on Welcome Day, please contact the Student Activities Coordinator, Jackie Warnick-Piatt at 570-675-9284 or send email to jxw64@psu.edu.  You may also contact the Director of Student Services and Engagement, Wanda Ochei, at 570-675-9225 or send email to wlo103@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 NSO. 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, August 24th for the Fall 2015 semester.

In the meantime, it's our job to help you make a smooth transition to Penn State. If you have a question or concern, contact the Admissions Office at 570-675-9238.


Murphy Center 125
PSU Wilkes-Barre
Lehman, PA 18627
(570) 675-9238

8:00am - 5:00pm
(evenings by appt.)


Accepted Student Timeline


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