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New Student Orientation Program

New Student Orientation Program

Get off to a great start!


New Student Orientation (NSO)

New students will receive instructions by email and telephone to register for one NSO date once they have completed their placement testing (see dates below).

This is an interactive day open to students and families to introduce them to resources and services on campus. Topics include:

  • Overview of the academic structure at Penn State including majors offered, curriculum, and academic and entrance to major requirements
  • Advising and scheduling of classes
  • Penn State Technology, id+ Card & Student Access Account
  • Financial Aid and Billing
  • Student Services

Before attending your New Student Orientation session, you must:

  1. Complete your ALEKS placement exam 

  2. Register for your New Student Orientation session at Penn State Worthington Scranton

  3. Complete your Advising Homework

 Other Helpful Information:

New Student Orientation days are (you will choose one date):

Tuesday, June 20th

Wednesday, June 21st

Thursday, June 22nd

Wednesday, July 26th

Thursday, July 27th

Friday, July 28th

Fall 2017 Semester Classes Start August 21, 2017

Important academic dates for students can be found on our academic calendar.