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 support for students' academic and personal growth and success.
From first-year, transfer, and international students to veterans from our Armed Forces and high school guidance counselors, we have the information you need. Our Student Aid Office helps students and families explore their financial options when deciding how to fund college costs.
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.
You've got options! Start your education at Penn State Altoona and choose to stay here to complete one of our degree programs, or begin one of Penn State's 275+ majors here and complete them at another Penn State campus. While you're here, explore out-of-classroom academic experiences that complement in-class learning.