Coronavirus Updates:

Penn State has extended the remote-delivery period for all classes through at least the spring semester, based on evolving federal and state guidance around the growing coronavirus pandemic. Examinations also will be administered remotely. Spring commencement ceremonies will be postponed while the University explores options for celebrating the achievements of our students  MORE INFO >

New Student Orientation

All new first-year students to Penn State must participate in New Student Orientation (NSO). During NSO, you will meet with students, faculty, and staff, begin to develop academic and co-curricular goals, become familiar with campus resources, and schedule courses for your first semester to begin putting your academic plan into action. NSO is a four step process:

You will use your Penn State Access Account (e.g., abc5123) to access each of the steps listed above.

First-year students are invited via email to complete the ALEKS Math Assessment after they accept their offer of admission (pay their deposit). You will be able to make your reservation to attend an NSO program in April 2020 after you've completed your ALEKS Math Assessment.

If you are a student admitted for Summer or Fall 2020, more information will be available here in April 2020.