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New Student Orientation
All new first-year students to Penn State must participate in New Student Orientation (NSO). At NSO, you will meet with faculty and staff, begin to develop goals for your time at Penn State, learn about campus resources, and schedule courses for your first semester. Before proceeding with your required NSO steps, you must activate your Access Account (email from identity [at] psu.edu). This may different from the Friends of Penn State (FPS) account you created to apply to Penn State, and action is required on your part.
Once you activate your Access Account, NSO is a four step process:
- Take your ALEKS Math Assessment
- Complete your Educational Planning Survey
- Do your Pre-NSO Homework
- Attend New Student Orientation