New Student Orientation Procedures

For an overview of the process after you accept your offer to Penn State visit Admissions Accepted Students

Step 1: Complete Your Educational Planning Survey

Spring 2015 Admits: You will receive additional information about completing your Educational Planning Survey in early in the fall.

Summer/Fall 2015 Admits: Click on the "Start your survey!" link to begin your survey. The Educational Planning Survey must be completed before you complete your ALEKS Math Assessment.

Step 2: Take Your ALEKS Math Assessment

Completing the ALEKS Math Assessment is required of all entering first-year students regardless of AP, IB, dual enrollment, and CLEP credits. It is important because all majors at the University require courses in quantification. You may not take certain courses in mathematics, statistics or chemistry without demonstrating readiness.

Spring 2015 Admits: You will receive additional information about completing your Educational Planning Survey in early in the fall.

Summer/Fall 2015 Admits: Additional information about the ALEKS Math Assessment, including a link to the assessment, is available HERE.

Step 3: Attend New Student Orientation

Once you complete the Educational Planning Survey and your online math assessment, you will receive information about your New Student Orientation program.

Spring 2015 Admits: You will receive additional information about completing your Educational Planning Survey in early in the fall.

Summer/Fall 2015 Admits: You will receive this information beginning in April.

 

PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR DATE WITH GREAT CARE. Much time and preparation is required in order to match each student to an adviser for an individualized advising session associated with their chosen interest area. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dates fill up very quickly. We suggest making your final date selection only after checking all family calendars. Date changes are limited to emergency situations only. If you are unable to attend the date that you have reserved, individual advising and scheduling sessions will be available during Open Registration on August 21, 2015