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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.

Late October:

Once you have accepted your offer from Penn State and pay your acceptance fee, you will receive instructions (via postcard or e-mail) to complete your Educational Planning Survey (EPS) and online placement tests.

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


Complete your Educational Planning Survey and placement tests.

Educational Planning Survey

Placement Tests

You will take tests in mathematics and chemistry. These test results will help you choose appropriate courses for your first semester. Take these tests online from any location with internet access.

November to January:

Students who have completed their placement testing should expect to contacted by our Division of Undergraduate Studies department to schedule an advising appointment.

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