Program Overview

Penn State Altoona LEAP (Learning Edge Academic Program) is a great opportunity for first-year students who have been offered admission to Penn State Altoona to get a head start on their college experience. LEAP is available only during the second summer session. Enrollment for LEAP is limited, and based on a first-come, first-served basis, and courses fill up quickly. Registration for LEAP ends on May 1. First-year students already admitted for summer may be able to register for a LEAP Pride after May 1, if there are open Prides.

If you are admitted to Penn State Altoona for the fall semester, but would like to attend in the summer to participate in the LEAP program, you must first accept your offer for fall and then contact the Admissions Office at 814-949-5466 to have your starting term changed from fall to summer. Enroll early! The enrollment deadline for LEAP is May 1.

For more information, contact Altoona’s Admissions Office at 814-949-5560 or via email at

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