Welcome to Penn State Lehigh Valley!
Register Now for YOUR New Student Orientation Day!
If you have completed your Educational Planning Survey and Placement Exams, you are ready to sign up for your New Student Orientation (NSO) Day. This day is designed to welcome you to Penn State Lehigh Valley, familiarize you with the academic side of the University, and allow you to build your Fall 2013 class schedule.
Some things to know before you register:
- You can choose from one of six days to visit campus during the registration process.
- Up to two (2) parents/guardians/family may attend with you.
- The program starts at 9:00 and concludes near 3:30. Lunch will be provided.
- You must bring a valid photo ID.
- In advance of your NSO Day, complete our Pre-Advising Survey and send it to us at: email@example.com.
That’s it! REGISTER NOW!!To help you get started on a path of success at Penn State you will need to learn more about the Penn State community, academic and co-curricular expectations and opportunities, and ways to begin meeting your educational goals. New Student Orientation (NSO) will help you develop educational goals, become familiar with campus resources, and schedule courses to put your academic plan into action.
Timeline for students accepted for fall 2013
Starting in Late March
Starting in April
May - July
June - August
After you accept 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 New Student Orientation (NSO) timeline!
Complete your Educational Planning Survey (EPS) and placement tests. Both are administered online. As stated above, instructions for access and completion will be sent via postcard.
Educational Planning Survey
This survey will help us help you when you visit campus for your orientation.
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.
After you complete the Educational Planning Survey (EPS) and placement tests, Penn State Lehigh Valley's Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) will send information about how to schedule your orientation visit.
Complete the Pre-Advising Survey to prepare for your orientation visit.
You will come to orientation to meet with campus personnel, discuss academic choices, learn about student life, and schedule your fall courses.
Use these contacts for additional questions on...
Admissions, PA residency, or changes in Offer or Campus of Admission: Michael Damweber,610-285-5046, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Advising or New Student Orientation: Mike Hertel, 610-285-5046, or email email@example.com
Financial Aid and VA benefits: Maryann Hubick, 610-285-5033, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Affairs and Campus Life: Stephanie Friday, 610-285-5217, or email email@example.com
AP Exams, Scores, and Credits: Undergraduate students interested in receiving credit for Advanced Placement Examinations should arrange for their official grade reports to be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to Penn State. Our ETS code is 2660. http://admissions.psu.edu/academics/credit/ap/
Dual Enrollment Credits: Send official transcript from the college awarding credits to:
Penn State University
201 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802
You must earn a C or better for credits to be transferred. The credits are added to your Penn State Transcript but the grades are not transferred and will not affect your PSU cumulative GPA.
- Current Students