All summer Language Institute programs will be held virtually, with the exception of the STARTALK Arabic Academy, which has been rescheduled to summer 2021. For questions about cancellations, program changes, or virtual delivery due to the coronavirus pandemic, please contact us at For the latest Penn State updates and information, visit:


Regular University Park Summer tuition and fees, including information technology, facilities, and activity fees, will apply for all students.

How to Register

Penn State Students

Current students should register on LionPATH.  When searching for your course, be sure to enter CONFINST in the “location” field.

Non–Penn State Students

Course details can be found in LionPath. Choose the appropriate category below and follow registration instructions. The registration process outlined for “Other Individuals” is applicable for everyone, except:

  • current high school students and minors
  • those graduate students who require a graduate transcript

High School Students

Complete the following registration packet. Please carefully review the instructions to ensure proper processing and do not include the student’s Social Security Number (SSN) in any of the materials.

The Undergraduate Nondegree Enrollment Form should be completed, saved, and emailed with the completed packet to (do not send the Undergraduate Nondegree Enrollment Form to the “Registrar’s Office at the campus where enrollment is planned”).

Because the high school student registration materials must go through a review process, it is recommended that the packet be submitted no later than two weeks before the start of class.

Other Individuals

Complete the following form, but do NOT include your Social Security Number (SSN) in the form. Email the completed form to After your form has been processed, you will receive an email with instructions on activating your account and enrolling.

Note: Former Penn State students wishing to resume study toward an undergraduate degree after an absence of one or more semesters (not counting a summer session) should complete the Undergraduate Re-enrollment Form (available on the Office of the Registrar website) and send it together with the registration form to the address provided under Other Individuals.

Former Penn State students will be charged according to how many credits they have accrued.

Graduate Students

Unless you specifically require a graduate transcript, you may follow the instructions outlined under “Other Individuals.” For questions, please contact the program assistant at or the graduate school at 814-865-1795.

Cancellations or Changes

You will be notified of any cancellations or changes. If some unforeseen event forces Penn State to cancel or postpone the program, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee; however, the University cannot be held responsible for any related costs, including cancellation fees assessed by airlines or travel agencies.


Cancellations must be made BEFORE the first day of class for a full tuition refund. Students with access to LionPATH can do so through their LionPATH accounts. All other individuals must contact the program assistant by fax at 814-863-5190 or email at

Cancellations on or after the first day of class are subject to the University Tuition Adjustment Schedule and result in partial or no tuition refund. Also note that adjustments are based on the tuition amount only. The information technology fee, activities fee, and facilities fee are nonrefundable.


The University reserves the right to revise the schedule of tuition and charges without further notice. For more information on tuition, visit the Penn State Tuition website.


Educational privileges are available to regular full-time faculty and staff members, their spouse, and their unmarried children. Visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information.


Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the program assistant at 814-863-5100 before your participation.

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