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Information for New Students

Welcome to Penn State Worthington Scranton.  To prepare you for the start of classes, new students are required to attend two programs, New Student Orientation and the Convocation and Welcome Program.

New Student Orientation

Students will receive instructions by email and telephone to register once they have completed their placement testing.

This is an interactive day open to new students to introduce them to resources and services on campus to ensure their success. Topics include:

  • Overview of the academic structure at Penn State including majors offered, curriculum, and academic and entrance to major requirements
  • Meeting with an academic adviser to choose your classes
  • Orientation to Penn State Technology
  • Meet with current and new students
  • Financial Aid and Billing
  • Co-curricular learning opportunities
  • Get your id+ Card and verify your access account
Coffee, tea, and donuts are available in the morning. 

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

Convocation and Welcome Program

August 21, 2015

Meet new students and get off to a great academic start by attending the Convocation and Welcome Program.

More details on this program will be posted as they become available, or you can call 570-963-2700.

Fall 2015 Semester Classes Start August 24, 2015

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