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Congratulations! Now what?

This is an exciting time for you as you prepare to come to Penn State Shenango. Your offer of admission is a big part of that journey, but your job isn't over. Now that you have your offer letter in hand, there are several steps you need to take, starting with accepting the offer.

Accepting Your Offer

Once you have received an offer of admission, your next step is to accept the offer, which tells the University that you intend to enroll. Freshmen and transfer students accept their offer by paying a $230 acceptance fee.

Apply for financial aid

There's plenty of information on that in the financial aid section of this website. To apply for aid, go to fafsa.gov.

Freshman Testing

All freshmen starting at Penn State complete a testing program that is designed to assist them in scheduling their initial courses. Remember, this test is an advising tool and will not in any way interfere with the decision to admit you to Penn State. This test consists of math and chemistry. Some students may also be required to complete an English placement test. The Division of Undergraduate Studies, located in Sharon Hall 200, schedules these tests.

New Student Orientation

This step is designed to acquaint you with the, sometimes complex, academic world of Penn State. This program will explore the different academic opportunities available at the University as well as the requirements of your chosen degree. Your freshman testing results will also be interpreted.

Scheduling Classes

All students have the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor in order to prepare a schedule of classes that meets both their needs as well as the requirements of their chosen degree. New freshmen schedule classes during the New Student Orientation, while transfer students make an individual appointment with an academic advisor in Sharon Hall 200.

Starting Classes

At this stage, you are ready to attend classes. Class times, building names, and room numbers are printed on your schedule of classes. A campus map may be obtained in the Admissions Office. We would also be happy to arrange a tour. The Registration Office also has a complete schedule of important dates for the entire semester.


Schedule Your Visit

To schedule a visit, register for an event or ask questions, contact us at psushenango@psu.edu or call 724-983-2803. Get directions.


The Admissions Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Friday.

Accommodation Statement

The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Jammie Clark at 724-983-2838 in advance of your participation or visit.