Transfer - New Student Orientation FAQs

Academic information covered during New Student Orientation -

    Academic Advising Center (AAC), hours and location
    Academic policies and procedures
    Degree requirements, entrance to major
    Degree requirements, general education
    Degree requirements, university
    Grading system
    Making an appointment with an AAC or faculty adviser
    Obtaining a degree audit on eLion
    Scheduling courses on eLion
    Websites for academic planning

Additional information -

    ANGEL: online course assignments, homework, and information
    Bookstore: special hours, book-return policies, and Penn State souvenirs
    Campus closures: PSU text messaging service and snow emergencies
    Campus life: how and why get involved with campus organizations
    Career Center: exploratory and required internships; searching for a job/career
    Common Break: a scheduled break for the entire campus
    Computer labs: hours, locations, wireless
    Confidentiality of records: how much can my family know
    eLion: using Penn State’s students’ online academic and financial records
    Faculty office hours
    Health forms: filing immunization records
    Learning Center: free peer and professional tutoring
    Library: online databases and how to get help
    Parking: finding the fastest way to class
    Personal support: where students go when they have problems
    PSU email: read it often! And do not forward to another account
    Research: working with faculty to prepare for careers and grad school
    Safety and security: obtaining the parking pass; finding student lots