Transfer - New Student Orientation

Transfer -  New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation for Transfers - is designed for transfer students who have accepted their offer of admission to Penn State by sending in their Acceptance Notification and Enrollment Fee. 

Before you attend the New Student Orientation (NSO) for Transfers, you will be required to complete the mandatory homework, available at this link:

 HOMEWORK for New Student Orientation  for Transfers


After you have paid the fee, you will receive an invitation in the mail or by email.  You will register online for one of several dates when Tools for Success is offered.  The program is important:


  • Learn about our policies and programs
  • Take a tour of campus
  • If necessary, visit the financial aid office
  • Schedule your classes
  • Meet other transfer students



Topics covered at New Student Orientation for Transfers


Here are some of the hand-outs distributed at the program:


Advisers' appointments and more

Clubs and Organizations

Directions to campus

Emotional Support Services

Financial Aid Checklist

Map of campus

Parking and transportation

Paying your tuition bill