The New Student Orientation (NSO) process will become available to you in March, once you have accepted your offer of admission. We’ll send a message to you at the email used on your Penn State application to begin the process so make sure to check that email often!
Our NSO task list is a comprehensive list of all the action items you must complete before starting at Penn State. Think of it as a one-stop list for all of the items you must complete before your first semester. It includes about twenty different items, including submitting required immunizations, completion of the transfer credit worksheet to track any AP or transfer credit you may bring to Penn State, as well as the ALEKS Math Assessment. ALEKS is an online math placement test that provides placement for math and science courses. We want you to be successful in your course work and ALEKS helps set you up for success. Instructions on how to complete the assessment will be available on your task list. You must complete it before your NSO program so that you can schedule math and science classes.