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Academic Advising

  • Learn more about academics at Penn State
  • Meet with an Academic Advisor
  • Schedule Fall 2016 courses

  1. Take the ALEKS Math Assessment
  2. Complete the Educational Planning Survey
  3. Register for NSO at Penn State Greater Allegheny
  4. Prepare for Academic Advising by completing your pre-NSO homework (available in May)
5. Learn about the financial aid process for first-year students and paying your bill

Schedule at a Glance

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration Starts in the SCC.  
Get your PSU ID Card (you must bring one of the following acceptable forms of ID to get your PSU ID card)
1.  Valid State Driver's License
2.  Valid passport
3.  Valid U.S. Military ID
4.  Valid State-Issued Photo ID
5.  Valid Government-Issued Photo ID
6.  Valid Permanent Resident Card (green card)
7.  High School ID AND Social Security Card
8.  College ID AND Social Security Card
9.  Hershey ID
10.  Exception - High School ID Only
11.  Exception - ID Photo on File
Visit our Metro Cafe for Coffee, Muffins and more

9:00 a.m. - Program Starts/Welcome
Academics, Advising and LionPath

10:15 a.m-1:15 p.m. - Breakout Sessions for students and Families
* Students - Academic Advising Session
* Families -  Informational Panel
* Students and Families together - Student Services and Financial Aid

1:15 p.m.  -  Lunch

2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. -        Students - LionPath Student Center Workshop
Families - Help Desk:  have a cup of coffee and ask questions one-on-one with a staff member.

All new students (regardless of age) are expected to complete Penn State AWARE (a sexual assault awareness learning module), and students who are 21 and under must complete Penn State SAFE (Student Alcohol Feedback and Education).  Following orientation, please check your Penn State Webmail account for information and updates about accessing and completing Penn State SAFE and Penn State AWARE.

You may log in and complete the Penn State SAFE and Penn State AWARE programs once invitation is sent via email.  Information and log-on for the SAFE and AWARE online learning resources can be found at http://edge.psu.edu/firstyear/.