Penn State Abington offers several different opportunities to help ease your transition from high school to college. All programs feature a summer component and continued perks into the first year.
Check out what we have to offer and find the opportunity that fits you best!
Pathway to Success: Summer Start (PaSSS)
PaSSS is a 6-week program designed to save you money on tuition with the intention of helping you graduate in 3 1/2 years! You will take two courses required of all Penn State students, bond with your peers, and interact with Penn State Abington's campus resources.
ACHIEVE Scholars is a Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) that offers support to motivated first-year students by providing access to resources, services, and programs including a Residential summer experience that prepare them for a successful transition into the college environment.
First Generation Scholars
The FIRST GEN Scholars Program offers support to motivated first-year, *first generation students who are local and out of state. It provides access to resources, services, and programs including a residential summer experience that prepares them for a successful transition into the college environment.
*First-generation is defined by any student whose parents have not completed a Bachelor's degree in the U.S.
Engineering Ahead program is a six-week summer academic enhancement program. The program is designed to help incoming Engineering students succeed in their math and science courses in their first semester of college.