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Congratulations! This is an exciting time for you as you prepare to come to Penn State Beaver. 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.

Next Steps Timeline

Accept Your Offer

February - May
You can accept your offer of admission by logging onto admissions.psu.edu and accepting through your MyPennState account or by visiting campus and paying at the Finance and Business office.

Acceptance Fee: $230
Housing Fee: $100 - Sign Housing Contract

Note: The housing fee is only for students that plan on living on campus.

Now that you've accepted your offer of admission, there are some other things you'll need to take care of before you begin classes at Penn State Beaver.

ALEKS Math Assessment

Before New Student Orientation: Part 1
All first-year students are required to take an online math placement test. This test will help you and your advisor decide which courses will suit you best. A postcard will be sent to you in mid-March with information about how to take the test and the deadline for completing testing online.


To take the exam and for more information, please visit dus.psu.edu/aleks

New Student Orientation: Part 1

June - August
After taking the ALEKS Math Assessment, you will be invited to attend New Student Orientation: Part 1. At this program, you will do the following:

  • Meet your Academic Advisor
  • Schedule Classes for Fall 2014
  • Review Financial Aid Package with a counselor
  • Be sorted into a Pride for the Pride Challenge

Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.

Move-in Day

Thursday, August 21
New students are welcomed to move-in to Harmony Hall! Student leaders will help you with your bags!


Note: To move in, you must have requested a housing contract when you accepted your offer of admission.

New Student Orientation: Part 2

Friday, August 22
Join the entire Class of 2018 and be officially welcomed to the University! Participate in our annual Pride Challenge where you will join a team of your classmates and compete for the Pride Cup.


First Day of Class

Monday, August 25
Plan to arrive about 5-10 minutes before your classes are scheduled to begin. Bring a pen or pencil, notebook, and your textbook.


Note: Our on-campus Penn State Bookstore recommends that you purchase your textbooks a week prior to the start of the semester though you can reserve your books online as soon as you get your schedule.

Need help?

If you have questions about how to go from your offer letter to sitting behind a desk on your first day of classes, get in touch with your admissions counselor. We're here to help.