Part I: Advising

Part I: Advising

Students planning to start in the spring or summer semesters should call 717-771-4053 to schedule an individual appointment with an adviser.

Students planning to start in the fall semester

New Student Orientation (NSO) Part 1: Academic Advising is a program for all new first-year students to Penn State.

At NSO Part 1, students meet with faculty and staff, begin to develop goals for their time at Penn State, learn about campus resources, and schedule courses for their first semester. Families are also invited.

Dates to be announced.

Contact Person: Andrew Caldwell
Contact Phone: 717-771-4053
Contact E-mail:

New Student Orientation (NSO) Part 1: Academic Advising is conducted by Penn State's Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS). This program assists new first-year students to evaluate their educational plans by providing them with a comprehensive program of testing, individualized educational planning and academic advising. All entering first-year students are given the opportunity to examine their academic abilities, interests, and educational plans before their first semester of classes.

You will attend a half-day NSO session on selected dates in mid-June through mid-August and your families are encouraged to attend with you.

Within one week of completing your ALEKS Math Assessment and Educational Planning Survey, you will receive an email invitation to make your reservation for New Student Orientation. This email will come directly to you at your email and the personal email you provided on your application to Penn State.

See more information about making your reservation