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LEAP Summer 2022 FAQs

Do all first-year students who start in the summer have to participate in LEAP?

No. Students who are admitted for Summer 2022 have the option to take two courses through the LEAP program or to take two courses from the general selection of summer courses offered.

Students who participate in the LEAP program will have an enhanced experience that includes a student mentor, small class sizes, only first-year students in their classes, and programming designed to help students learn how to be a successful Penn State student, make friends, and learn their way around campus and the State College community.

Do I have to come to campus to participate in LEAP?

Yes. For summer 2022 we are returning to a fully in-person LEAP experience. Courses will be taught in-person and students will be required to live on campus. Students from Centre County, PA may elect to live at home.

Do I have to enroll in a pride that is for my intended major?

No! This is a common misconception about LEAP. The vast majority of our LEAP Prides will help any student make progress toward their degree. As you look at the Prides on the website, you will see general education abbreviations listed next to most classes. These abbreviations let you know where in your academic program that course will count. You can review more information about suggested academic plans by visiting and then navigating to your intended major. If you have any questions about selecting a Pride, or how the Pride you select will count toward your degree requirements, contact us at or call 814-863-4174.

Do I have to live on-campus for Summer 2022?

Yes. We are returning to a fully in-person LEAP experience for Summer 2022. First-year students are required to live on campus. Students from Centre County, PA may elect to live at home.

How will the LEAP program run for Summer 2022?

LEAP 2022 will be a fully in-person experience. Classes and programming will be held in person. We will continue to monitor the CDC and State of Pennsylvania guidelines as it relates to health and safety during the pandemic and will update with any additional information (e.g. mask requirements) as we approach the summer.

What are the tuition rates for Summer 2022?

Tuition rates for Summer 2022 are available at LEAP students will be billed for summer tuition in June. Please keep in mind that the estimated charges listed in the student aid summary are based upon 12 credits and LEAP students will only be enrolled in and charged for 6 credits*.

*Students who sign up for the Business Statistics pride will be billed for 7 credits because SCM 200 is a 4-credit course.