New Student Orientation (NSO)

1. Complete Your Educational Planning Survey and Your ALEKS Math Assessment

NSO logoWe’ll use this test to place you into the appropriate math course. Click here and use your 9-digit PSU ID number (different from your SSN) to log in.

Questions? Contact us at or 814-865-2578.

2. Attend Your New Student Orientation

Spring 2015 students: Your orientation date is Thursday, December 18, 2014. A letter will be sent to your home address with more details about the day.

Snow date: Monday, December 22, 2014. Call 215-881-SNOW for an update on a campus closure. We will also post campus closure information on our website, our Facebook page and our Twitter page for your convenience.

3. Pay Your NSO Fee

$30 covers a day of informational sessions and meals for you and two guests.

Pay by credit card here.


Download this form.

Mail your $30 check or money order, made payable to Penn State University, with the enclosed yellow sheet. Please write the student’s name and PSU ID number on the form, then send your completed form and check to:

Marcia Delia
Penn State Abington
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA  19001-3990

4. Complete Your Pre-NSO Homework Before Attending NSO

It only takes half an hour! Click here to log in. Don’t forget to print out the confirmation page (or take a picture using your smartphone) and bring it with you to NSO.

5. Obtain Your Penn State ID Card

You are required to bring a valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport) so you can get your Penn State id+ Card. No exceptions will be made.

Questions?  Call us at 215-881-7328.