Category Archives: Parent Information

WPSU’s ‘Higher Education in Focus’ to discuss Penn State admissions process

An inside look at Penn State’s admissions process is the subject of tonight’s episode of Penn State President Eric Barron’s “Higher Education in Focus” program being broadcast on  WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM. The episode titled “Taking the Mystery out of Admissions” will … Continue reading

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Penn State Class of 2019 – You have big shoes to fill

Penn State is buzzing with soon-to-be graduates that are soaking up their last few moments of college life while looking ahead to careers, research opportunities, or graduate school. Much like you Penn State Class of 2019, our Penn State seniors … Continue reading

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Feeling right at home: Alumni, students ready for Penn State Homecoming 2014

When chicken wire and tissue paper are in demand around State College, it can only mean one thing: It’s time for Penn State Homecoming. All that wire and paper is put to good use by dozens of student organizations creating … Continue reading

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Parent Post: Tough Decisions

By now, your high school senior has more than likely been accepted to several universities on their list.  Congratulations to your student! If your student is anything like my daughters, once that first acceptance is received, he or she is … Continue reading

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Helping your child with college applications (without doing them yourself!)

By Laurie Goodman Undergraduate Admissions parent blogger It’s only natural for parents to want to help with the overwhelming college application process. But, take care! There’s help and then there’s too much help! (Full disclosure: I’m speaking from experience here. … Continue reading

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Parents and Families Weekend

We recognize it can be scary to have your student go off to college and, although you may have visited the campus and helped with moving in, you may still be wondering what his or her new life is really … Continue reading

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Parent Post: On Helicopter Parents

In her latest post, parent blogger Tracy Riegel offers her thoughts on helicopter parents and how parents of incoming Penn Staters can help their children thrive on their own in college. In a few short months, your son or daughter … Continue reading

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Parent Post: Things I didn’t know (but learned fast!) about Penn State

We are excited to welcome Laurie Goodman as our newest parent blogger. Laurie’s son, Pete, is a rising sophomore at Penn State University Park and their family recently relocated from New Jersey to Chicago. In her first post, Laurie talks … Continue reading

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From School Bus to Megabus : Parenting the College Student

We are excited to welcome Cindi Oliver as our newest parent blogger. Her daughter, Madison, is a rising sophomore at University Park in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. In her first post, Cindi talk about how parents can … Continue reading

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Parent Blog: Schreyer Honors College

Tracy Riegel is the parent of two Penn State students and a contributor to the We Admit blog. Tracy and her husband, Rick, are both Penn State alumni and members of the the Penn State Parents Program. As Penn State’s … Continue reading

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