PROGRAMS FOR FUTURE STUDENTS
Come visit Penn State Berks to discover why we are the perfect place to be a Penn Stater!
Anyone who visits Penn State Berks and has not yet paid the $65 application fee, will have the fee waived for them.
Regardless of where you are in the admissions process, you can always take a daily tour of Berks Monday through Friday with our Lion Ambassadors. Schedule your tour today!
Spend A Summer Evening: this program is great for any student thinking about applying to Penn State Berks, but is specifically for high school students who are going to be Seniors in September. Students and their families are invited to join us on a July evening where they have the opportunity to talk with and hear presentations from Berks faculty, staff, current students, and alumni. Topics include an extensive admissions/application instructions, academic research and internship opportunities, student life, and more. A campus tour with our Lion Ambassadors follows the formal presentation.
Spend a Summer Morning: this program is our largest summertime admissions event! Spend a beautiful Saturday morning with us in August meeting with faculty from all Penn State's different academic areas, staff (in areas like admissions, financial aid, student life, and athletics), current students, and Penn State Berks proud alumni. Students and their families will select the various break-out sessions that they want to attend that cover a wide range of topics and full campus tours with our Lion Ambassadors will be offered all morning long. This is a fun and exciting event- you will leave fully understanding why Berks is the best place to be a Penn Stater and why you will want to become a part of the Berks family too.
Meet the Penn State Berks Coaches Night: are you an athlete who is looking to play competitive NCAA Division III athletics in college? Join us for this informative and inspiring evening in August to take a tour of Penn State Berks then meet with our amazing varsity sports coaches (they will meet with students and their families in break-out sessions specific to the sports they coach). To see if your sport is a varsity team at Berks visit our PSU Berks Athletics website.
**NOTE Berks does offer some phenomenal club sports opportunities; they will not be at this event but you can see a list of teams and contact information on our PSU Berks Club Sports page**
Alumni Tours: After a brief welcome and "how to apply" information session with an admissions counselor (who just happens to be a very Proud Penn State Berks alumni) future Penn Staters and their families will go out on a campus wide tour with our current student tour guides, The Lion Ambassadors, and a proud Berks alumni. They will share their personal stories, successes, and why they love Berks while helping our student guests discover what their Berks experiences may be. After the tour ends all guests are invited to stay and have lunch while having fun at our famous Penn State Berks Homecoming Weekend.
Penn State Day: WE ARE... PENN STATE! Spend a beautiful Fall morning with us at Penn State Berks. The morning kicks off an hour long presentation that will will help you decide why you want to be a Penn Stater at Berks and how you can make that happen. You will receive important information from our campus' Chancellor, admissions, financial aid, current students, faculty, and a very Penn State Berks proud alumna. After the presentation you will take a tour of our beautiful campus and residence halls with our student Lion Ambassadors. Let them tell you why you will love it here just as much as they do. While here make sure you take a picture at our Lion Shrine and photo booth. T-shirt prizes will be awarded by random drawing to students who post pictures of themselves on campus to social media using the hashtag #PennStateDayBerks. All student guests will receive a coupon for 20% off to buy PSU gear at our campus bookstore.
Application Workshop & Campus Tour: This November event is exactly as the name describes! Students who have not yet started or completed a Penn State application will receive hands-on assistance from our Admissions Team as we walk you through the application process: create a My Penn State Account (if you don't have one already), complete and submit the admissions application, receive instructions regarding the submission of standardized test scores and transcripts, and answer any questions that students have. After your application is all done students and their families will have he opportunity to take a student guided tour with our Lion Ambassadors.
All students who attend one of these programs or take a tour of Penn State Berks, and have not yet paid the $65 PSU application fee, will have the fee waived for them.
Penn State Berks is proud to offer merit-based scholarships to incoming First Year & Transfer students for Fall 2017. There is no application- once students are offered admission to Berks they will automatically be reviewed for merit scholarships and notified by letter if they are awarded one.
PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN OFFERED ADMISSION TO BERKS
Congratulations- you have been accepted to world renowned research University! Now it's time for you to decide why we are the best college choice for you...
To register for any of these programs, please follow the corresponding link to the right.
Saturday Campus Tour: This morning is a wonderful opportunity for students who have never toured Penn State Berks, or who have but want to visit us again, to bring their families with them for a tour with our Lion Ambassadors. Students can choose a "full campus tour" that will showcase all of our facilities and residence halls or they can opt for a shorter tour that exclusively covers the residence halls. Whether you plan on living on-campus, or commuting from the local Berks area, there is a tour perfect for you.
"Penn State Berks: The Classroom Experience": Wondering what it will be like taking a college course at Penn State Berks? Join us for a sample class designed for potential Berks students like yourself and taught by our outstanding faculty members. Subjects include Science, Psychology, Engineering, Business , and Education. You choose the class you want to attend when you sign up for the program. Optional tours of the campus will
be offered after your class has ended.
"Welcome to Penn State Berks": This is our largest event for students who have been accepted to Berks. This exciting day is perfect for students who have already accepted their offer of admission or who are still deciding if they are going to become a Penn Stater. Berks Lion Ambassadors will enthusiastically welcome students and their families to our campus for a program that will answer all your questions and prepare you for all the next steps to transition from high school to college. Presentations will cover topics such as Financial Aid, Next Steps, Academics, Housing and Food Services, and more. Students and family members will separately attend panels: students will meet with current Berks students and peers while their family gets to ask all their questions to a panel of experts from various offices from across the campus. The formal part of the day concludes with break-out sessions with faculty based on academic majors. After the academic sessions end, students and their families can take an optional full campus tour with the Lion Ambassadors. Students and their families are encouraged to celebrate their Penn State Pride and enthusiasm by taking a picture at our Lion Shrine and photo booth. T-shirt prizes will be awarded by random drawing to students who post pictures of themselves on campus to social media using the hashtag #Welcome2Berks. All student guests will receive a coupon for 20% off to buy PSU gear at our campus bookstore.
"Next Steps": This is the last program accepted students can attend before the May 1st National Acceptance deadline. Students and their families will attend an hour long presentation that covers topics such as: How to accept your offer of admission, what happens after you have accepted your offer, New Student Orientation, Financial Aid and understanding your bill, Housing and Food Services, advice from current Berks students, and more. After the presentation students and their families can take an optional full campus tour with the Lion Ambassadors. Students and their families are encouraged to celebrate their Penn State Pride and enthusiasm by taking a picture at our Lion Shrine and photo booth. Prizes will be awarded by random drawing to students who post pictures of themselves on campus to social media using the hashtag #BerksNextSteps. All student guests will receive a coupon for 20% off to buy PSU gear at our campus bookstore.