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Congratulations on becoming a Penn State Shenango student

Please review the timeline below and if you have additional questions, please contact the Division of Undergraduate Studies office at (724) 983-2860.

If applying for financial aid, please be sure to complete your FASFA.


Once you have accepted your offer from Penn State and pay your acceptance fee, you will receive instructions (via postcard) to complete your Educational Planning Survey (EPS) and ALEKS Math Assessment.

Watch for this communication. It contains critical information about your personalized NSO timeline!

To complete the Educational Planning Survey and take your ALEKS Math Assessment go to www.orientation.psu.edu.


Students who have completed their ALEKS Math Assessment testing should expect to receive an invitation from Penn State Shenango to attend New Student Orientation (NSO), which begins the second week of June.

This process continues on a rolling basis as results of the EPS and placement tests are received.

This is a first-come, first-serve. Therefore, the sooner you pay your acceptance fee and complete the EPS and testing, the sooner you will be invited to attend NSO.

NSO is a half-day program beginning in the morning and ending by early afternoon.