The New Student Orientation Program post cards are sent by U.S. mail to your home address. Please communicate to us any changes to your permanent address.
Pay close attention to the deadline date printed on the mailing label. You must complete your Educational Planning Survey and your math and chemistry placement tests by this date. You will need your nine-digit Penn State ID number (begins with a '9') to access the survey and placement test sites. This ID number was included in letters you received from the Admissions Office.
The sooner you complete these activities, the sooner you will be invited to the on-campus New Student Orientation session which includes, among other activities, scheduling your fall classes.
English composition course placement is determined by the SAT-W score. Advisers at the New Student Orientation Program will assist students without SAT-W scores during the New Student Orientation campus visit to determine appropriate English composition placement.