Penn State Abington, The Abington College

About the College

Margo DelliCarpini, Ph.D., Chancellor, Penn State Abington

At Penn State Abington, students experience a vibrant college environment combined with the resources of a world-class research university. Located on 45 wooded acres just 15 miles north of Center City Philadelphia, we offer an affordable, accessible, and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body.

With nearly 3,500 students, Abington is a dynamic learning community where innovation, engagement, multiculturalism, and inclusion guide us. Students can choose from 23 baccalaureate majors and stay at Abington for four years to earn their Penn State degree, or start the first two years of more than 275 majors at Abington and complete their degree at another campus, including University Park. Co-curricular opportunities include undergraduate research, the Abington and Schreyer honors programs, study abroad, NCAA Division III athletics, apartment-style living at the Lions Gate residence hall, and more. We also offer continuing education and graduate programs for working professionals.

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Mission and Goals

We provide an affordable, accessible, and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body. We aspire to be a campus where students, regardless of their starting point, discover pathways to graduation and achievement in a lifelong quest for learning, service, and fulfillment of personal and collective potential.

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College Procedures

Change of Campus

If you are transitioning to University Park, you will need to be accepted into a major before changing your campus. You may be able to transition to another Penn State campus without first being accepted into a major, but you should consult your academic adviser before adjusting your campus assignment.

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Concurrent Majors

A Concurrent Majors Program is one in which students take courses to concurrently meet the requirements of at least two majors, with graduation for all majors in the program occurring during the same semester. Concurrent majors must be all at the baccalaureate degree level or all at the associate degree level.

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Academic Warning

A student who fails to earn a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average will be placed on academic warning. A student placed on academic warning will have a hold placed on registration and will be required to meet with an academic adviser in order for this registration hold to be removed. To remove academic warning, the cumulative grade-point average must be 2.00 or higher.

Students in Academic Warning should work closely with their assigned academic adviser, the Abington College Advising Center, or the Office of Student Success to identify and address issues impacting their academic success.

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READ SENATE POLICY 54-20: ACADEMIC WARNING

Academic Suspension

A student in academic warning who fails to maintain a semester grade-point average of 2.00 or higher will be academically suspended. A student who has been academically suspended may not schedule courses at the University for two consecutive semesters. (Note: Summer session is equal to one semester.)

Students who are academically suspended should work closely with their assigned academic adviser, the Abington College Advising Center, or the Office of Student Success to develop a success plan that will be implemented during suspension. At the conclusion of suspension, students must apply for re-enrollment and submit the required materials for college review. 

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READ SENATE POLICY 54-40: ACADEMIC SUSPENSION

Resources

Academic Advising Center

Abington's professional advisers work primarily with students enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) who are exploring major options, provisional students, and non-degree students. Our advisers work with many first-year students through the New Student Orientation program and collaborate with our admissions office to guide incoming transfer students.

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Office of Admissions

The Abington admissions staff helps prospective students explore the Penn State degree that matches their lives, expectations, and aspirations. They specialize in guiding first-year, transfer, and international students on the path to enrolling at Abington.

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Center for Career and Professional Development

The Abington Center for Career and Professional Development supports students and alumni in all areas related to career development and preparation including career counseling and coaching, internships, resume creation, interview training, and job search strategies.

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Counseling and Psychological Services

Abington Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free, confidential counseling and psychological services to students. CAPS services include emotional support, counseling, consultation, academic advocacy, reporting options, and connections to other services.

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NCAA Division III Athletics

Penn State Abington fields 13 NCAA Division III athletics teams for men and women including basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

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Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Abington Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports students in their exploration of personal growth, awareness, advocacy, social justice, and inclusivity. The office provides a network of services and programs that foster discussions related to the creation of a multiethnic, culturally conscious campus.

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Office of Global Programs

The Abington Office of Global Programs’ mission is to support students in the development of cross-cultural awareness, an appreciation of other cultures, the development of intercultural competencies, and responsible global citizenry by providing diverse global opportunities.

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Student Engagement AND Leadership

Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) at Abington connects students to community service projects, student organizations, cultural immersion adventures, performances and festivals, athletics, and more. SEAL's mission is to help students form lasting friendships and become confident, ethical, and active leaders in a diverse, safe, and inclusive environment.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

The Abington Financial Aid Office links first-year, continuing, and transfer students with financial assistance. Nearly 80 percent of Abington students receive aid in the form of federal and state grants, student loans, academic scholarships, and/or work study.

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Honors Programs

Schreyer Honors College

The Schreyer Honors College, regarded as one of the nation’s top programs of its kind, promotes achieving academic excellence with integrity, building a global perspective, and creating opportunities for leadership and civic engagement. Schreyer Scholars, including those admitted after their first or second year of enrollment, are a diverse and motivated group of approximately 2,000 students at University Park and 20 Commonwealth campuses. The College strives to educate students who will have an important and ethical influence in the world, to improve educational practice, and to continue to be recognized as a leading force in honors education nationwide.

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Other Honors Programs

The Abington Honors Program fosters a community of outstanding students and committed faculty and staff. Select first-year students are invited to participate based on exceptional academic achievement and potential.

Faculty and staff work to provide a rich and challenging academic experience with perks and privileges that reflect students' honors status. Benefits include an honors scholarship, priority course registration, distinctive honors curriculum courses in smaller classes, international study, and leadership opportunities. Many students also choose to participate in the Abington College Undergraduate Research Activities (ACURA) program to perform hands-on undergraduate research in close collaboration with a faculty mentor.

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Contact

PENN STATE ABINGTON
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001-3990
215-881-7300
abingtonadmissions@psu.edu

https://www.abington.psu.edu