First-Year Student Timeline

First-Year Student Timeline

Fall Semester

Mid-March

Once you have accepted your offer from Penn State and pay your acceptance fee, you will receive instructions (via personal email) to complete your Educational Planning Survey (EPS) and ALEKS Math Assessment. Watch for this communication. It contains critical information about your personalized NSO timeline!

Mid-May

Students who have completed their ALEKS Math Assessment testing should expect to receive an email prompting them to register for New Student Orientation (NSO), which begins the second week of June.

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

This is a first-come, first-serve. Therefore, the sooner you pay your acceptance fee and complete the EPS and ALEKS, the sooner you will receive the email to register for NSO.

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

Spring Semester

Late October

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

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

November to January

Students who have completed their ALEKS Math Assessment should expect to be 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 ALEKS are received.