Accepted Undergraduate Students

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted into the Penn State College of Engineering. Now what? The Undergraduate Admissions office will help you with many of the first steps in accepting your offer, such as:

Here in the College of Engineering, we have several additional steps for you to consider:

College of Engineering Living Learning Communities

Beyond traditional residence halls, Living Learning Communities are available that connect you with other students with similar majors and interests. Engineering offers three Living Learning Communities, and you must apply separately here to be considered for one of these communities in addition to indicating your preference on your housing contract. Learn more »

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Paying for college can sometimes be stressful. To help reduce that stress, be sure to complete all necessary federal financial aid paperwork and review available scholarships as soon as you can. Penn State’s Office of Student Aid offers a lot of resources to make sure you know what you need to do and when. Learn more »

Engineering Orientation Programs

The Multicultural Engineering Program Orientation (MEPO) is a four-day orientation program for incoming first-year engineering students. MEPO is an introduction to the College of Engineering, the Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion, and Penn State. Participants benefit from engagement with other incoming first-year students, connecting with upper-division student mentors, and building an inclusive community that celebrates equity and culture. Learn more »

The Women in Engineering Program Orientation (WEPO) is a four-day orientation that partners first-year College of Engineering (CoE) students beginning at Penn State University Park with upper-level CoE mentors. WEPO participants engage in valuable academic and career resources that facilitate successful engineering and computer science journeys. WEPO is hosted by the Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion and participants benefit from a diverse community of allies and advocates that celebrate engineering equity and inclusion. Learn more »

The Engineering Orientation Network (EON) is hosted the Sunday before classes begin, immediately after the Dean’s Welcome. All students are invited to register, and by doing so will be matched with an upper-class mentor, invited to attend various events to help get acclimated to Penn State Engineering, and much more.  Learn more » 

Choose the Right Technology

PC or Mac? What software do I need? Will I need a calculator, too? Choosing the right technology for your academic needs can be a big decision. Fortunately, the College of Engineering has some general recommendations that can help you figure it out. Learn more »