Parents and Families

Parents and families play an integral part in the educational success of our students. At Penn State Altoona, we partner with parents and families to provide the support for students' academic and personal growth and success.

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After placement testing, students attend a one-day mandatory program during the summer or in January to secure a Penn State ID card, discuss placement test results and academic plans, participate in course scheduling and registration, and learn about student life and campus involvement. Family members are encouraged to attend New Student Orientation to participate in information sessions designed especially for you.