Student Success

Penn State Altoona is dedicated to providing a student-centered environment for undergraduate success. We strive to empower students to take an active and collaborative role in their learning through personalized and structured academic support, professional development, and enriching academic and social experiences. If you can't find the information you're looking for, try our Help Toolsubmit a question online, or visit the Student Success Center in room 125 on the lower level of the Eiche Library.

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Student Success Center

Located in room 125 on the lower level of the Eiche Library, the Student Success Center supports two main functions:

  • To GET HELP for those students who need academic and non-academic assistance, and
  • To GET AHEAD for those students ready to take the next steps in their education.
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Get Connected

  • Connect: Penn State Altoona student organizations, campus events, service opportunities, and more!
  • Penn State Go App: The official all-in-one app for Penn State
  • Student Engagement App: Connect with Penn State students, faculty, and staff.
  • Canvas: Access courses on-the-go and in class.
  • Starfish: Connect with an academic adviser.
  • LionPATH: Enroll in courses, check grades, pay tuition bills, and more.
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Career Services

It's never to early to start planning for your career. In addition to career counseling and major exploration, our Career Services office offers assistance in searching for a career that fits your personality, putting together a stellar resume, and preparing for your job interview.

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Financial Aid

The staff of Penn State Altoona's Office of Financial Aid is happy to help students and their families explore their financial options when deciding how to fund college costs.

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Academic Resources

Yes, college can be challenging. But that doesn't mean you have to face the challenges alone. Penn State Altoona provides numerous academic resources to help you succeed.

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Academic Enrichment

Explore out-of-classroom academic experiences that complement in-class learning.