New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

After paying the acceptance fees, New Student Orientation (NSO) sends an email to initiate your transition to Penn State. The message will be sent to the email address entered on your admission application. The first two steps involve completing an Educational Planning Survey and taking an on-line ALEKS Math Assessment. The math results are used as an academic advising tool when you schedule classes later.

Approximate times when NSO begins to email first-year students who paid the acceptance fees:

  • Spring Admission: The second week of November
  • Summer or Fall Admission: The first week of March