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 orientation@psu.edu or 814-865-2578.

2. Attend Your New Student Orientation

 

2015 Summer Students:

After completing your Educational Planning Survey and ALEKS Math Assessment, you will receive a postcard inviting you to NSO (orientation and advising) on Thursday, May, 21, 2015.  It is important that you attend your required NSO on this date, since it the only date offered to 2015 Summer students. 

 

2015 Fall Students:

Select Your NSO and Advising Dates.

 

After completing your Educational Planning Survey and ALEKS Math Assessment, you will receive a postcard giving you access to the online NSO eRegistration system at www.orientation.abington.psu.edu.   Please go this site and select your NSO dates for your required orientation and advising.  PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT have access to this registration site, until you receive your NSO postcard.

 

A 2015 Fall NSO is held every Friday starting June 26 and ending August 7 (excluding July 3).  One additional 2015 Fall NSO will be held on Tuesday, August 11.  Please plan on attending the earliest dates offered to maximize your flexibility in selecting your Fall courses.

 

2015 International Students & USA Citizens Living Abroad:

After completing your Educational Planning Survey and ALEKS Math Assessment, you will receive a postcard inviting you to NSO (orientation and advising) on Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  It is important that you make your travel plans early, so that you can attend your required NSO.

3. Pay Your NSO Fee

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


Pay by credit card here.


Or


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

Coming May 1, 2015.  Please return to this site to complete your homework before attending your NSO. You will be required to bring confirmation that you have completed your homework to be admitted into your Advising Session.

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.