Accepted Students

Students celebratingCongratulations 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 email regularly for important news, updates, and information from Penn State. Please let us know if you change your email address.

What Comes Next?

  • Accept offer of admission on MyPennState
  • Check your email often for important messages from Penn State
  • Adjust meal plan or indicate housing preference
  • Like the Facebook page Penn State Behrend Class of 2020
  • Activate your PSU Access Account.  You will receive an email from with further details and instructions shortly after you pay your deposit. 
  • Financial Aid
  • Online ALEKS Math Assessment and Educational Planning Survey 
    • When you have paid the acceptance fee, you will then receive an email beginning in March (Summer and Fall admitted students) with information about online placement testing. If you do not receive a email, please contact the University Park office at 814-865-2578.
  • Schedule your New Student Orientation date
    • After you have completed your ALEKS Math Assessment and Educational Planning Survey, you will receive an email from Student Orientation & Transition Programs ( inviting you to make a reservation for a Student Orientation date. 
    • Notify disability services if you need special accommodations or have a physical or learning disability for which you need additional support. (814-898-7101)
  • 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)
  • Learn more about Computers at Penn State
  • Complete the University health history form. Students can complete the form after the receive their access ID at the New Student Orientation or now by using their Friends of Penn State (MyPennState) account.
  • Check room assignment information in early July
  • Fall billing statements available in mid-July
  • Arrival Day for new students who live on campus: Thursday, August 18, 2016
    • You won’t believe how easy it is to move in!
    • What to Pack!
    • Special programs for parents are offered
  • Fall Welcome Week: Thursday, August 18– Sunday, August 21
  • First day of class: Monday, August 22
  • Fall (Thanksgiving) Break: Sunday, November 20 –Saturday, November 26
  • Final Exams: December 12-16
  • Spring 2017 semester begins: Monday, January 9, 2017
  • Spring Break: March 5-11, 2017
  • Finals : May 1-5, 2017

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

Facebook: Looking to meet other students from your class? Join others from the Class of 2020 on Facebook.

Stay connected with us! Check out our social media hub.

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


Need to contact us? Email us at

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Penn State Behrend
4851 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563
Toll-free: 866-374-3378
​Fax: 814-898-6044