The college decision process is stressful from start to finish. Choosing where you want to spend the next four years of your life should never be taken lightly, but with Penn State as an option the decision becomes a little easier. Whether you’re already committed or on the fence — your favorite blog is here to help you navigate the Penn State acceptance process.
If you’re reading this it’s too late, but not to come to Penn State. Some might say State College is the adult version of Disney World. According to James Franklin, we dominate the state and are #PSUnrivaled in everything we do, so what other reason do you need?
Making the final decision and forking up the deposit to commit to Penn State can by intimidating, but the sooner you do this the better. Rooming priority is given to students who accept their offer earlier in the semester. If you’re extremely concerned about being placed in supplemental it’s in your best interest to commit to Penn State sooner rather than later.
Don’t Stress the Roommate
Finding the person you’re going to live with for the next year can be intimidating. However, this doesn’t mean you should spend hours cyberstalking someone based on a Facebook paragraph description. No matter how much research you do, selecting a roommate will always be somewhat random. There’s no need to stress over something you won’t be able to control. If you want no control at all — select random.
Keep The Acceptance Packet
After accepting your offer it’s easy to sit back, relax, and celebrate. You absolutely should do this, but also don’t forget to follow through with your commitment. Upon accepting you will have an overwhelming amount of information thrown in your face. At first you won’t want to look at the packets of papers sent your way — eventually you should. Before coming to campus there are forms you must complete and accounts you have to set up. Luckily New Student Orientation will help you with a lot of these processes; in case you forget, it’s nice to have the information papers lying around the house.
Buy Less Save More
Buying Penn State gear is always a good idea, but for the sake of your bank it’s better to wait until you can buy it for $10 at McLanahans. After officially committing to a college you will want to begin stockpiling supplies; you don’t need everything right away. If you’re a girl, invest in a pair of Converses; if you’re a guy, find yourself a nice pair of Timberlands. Beyond that your style will change once you come to campus, so there’s no point purchasing a new closet of clothes. Your future of being a broke college student is steadily approaching — so save while you still can.
Applying to Penn State is already a step in the right direction; that’s more than we can say for any future Ohio State Buckeyes.