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We would like to welcome you and your student to the Penn State family!

We are pleased that you have come to us seeking information. Considering, choosing, and applying to a college is an important process.

Sending your student off to college is a big step for both of you. Here are three tips we have for parents and families as they send their student off to college.

  • Give your student the freedom and independence he/she needs to grow into the college experience. Your student may still be living under your roof, but now is a great time to talk about any changing rules and expectations. 
  • Help your student make his/her studies the primary focus in life when school is in session. Keep jobs, family responsibilities, and social life in a healthy balance that supports the student's educational goals.  Encourage your student to consciously manage time, energy, and money.
  • Encourage your student to get to know his/her professors outside of class, to make use of all campus support personnel and services, and to get involved in a sport, or club activity on campus. These connections will help a student persist in achieving his/her educational goals.

Take a look around our website and check out all the information we have provided to answer many of your questions.

Our goal is to simplify the application process for you and your family.

Penn State is not a single place – first-year students begin their studies at one of twenty campuses. Your student can indicate a first and second choice of campus when completing the application for admission. More than 60 percent of all Penn State students spend the first two years at one campus and then move to another location to finish their degrees. Penn State DuBois is one of the locations who have been adding four-year degrees to increase academic opportunities for students in our communities. Check out our four-year degree programs.