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Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Penn State Behrend!

Here you'll find information and resources to help you prepare for life as a Penn State Behrend student. Also, be sure to check your e-mail regularly for important news, updates, and information from Penn State. Please let us know if you change your e-mail address.

What Comes Next?

  • On-line placement testing
    • When you have paid the acceptance fee, you will then receive a postcard beginning in March (Summer and Fall admitted students) with information about online placement testing from University Park. If you do not receive a postcard, please contact the University Park office at 814-865-2578.
    • Allow 2 hours, 10 minutes to complete the placement tests in mathematics and chemistry.
  • Schedule your New Student Orientation date
    • After you have completed your placement test, you will receive an letter inviting you to schedule your New Student Orientation date. The letter will give you detailed instructions on how to schedule this date.
    • Notify disability services if you need special accommodations or have a physical or learning disability for which you need additional support. (Michelle Brown, 814-898-6111)
  • The New Student Orientation will be held during June or July where you will:
    • Meet with an academic adviser
    • Schedule classes
    • Learn more about Penn State
    • Tie up loose ends with the Financial Aid and Billing staff
    • Pre-order your textbooks (optional)
  • Fall Welcome Week: Thursday, August 22 – Sunday, August 25
  • First Day of class: Monday, August 26
  • Fall (Thanksgiving) Break: Saturday, November 23 – Sunday, December 1
  • Final Exams: December 16-20
  • Spring 2014 semester begins: Monday, January 13, 2014
  • Spring Break: March 9-15, 2014
  • Final Exams: May 5-9, 2014

Important Resources

MyPennState Account
Accept your offer of admission and pay your acceptance fees, ask questions, find out what courses will transfer to Penn State, and more.

Medical Requirements
Online forms for medical history, immunization information and the meningitis immunization requirement for on-campus housing.


eLiving System
Provides information about Housing Contracts.

Off-Campus Housing
Learn about alternatives to living on campus.

Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Other resources

Computer Recommendations
View our recommendations if you plan to purchase a computer to use for your studies.

Facebook: Looking to meet other students from your class? Join others from the Class of 2017 on Facebook.

Twitter: Follow your future college on Twitter.

Department Directory
Contains contact information and links to all departments on campus.


Need to contact us? E-mail us at

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

4851 College Drive

Erie, PA 16563


Toll free: 866-374-3378

Fax: 814-898-6044

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