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Information for New and Transferring 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 Convocation & Student/Parent Welcome. Information on these two programs can be found on this page.

New Student Orientation

All new students are required to attend New Student Orientation which is a full day event.  Students will receive instructions by email and telephone to register once they have completed their placement testing.  Early registration is recommended to ensure class availability.

This New Student Orientation program provides an understanding of the academic structure at Penn State including majors offered, curriculum, and academic and entrance to major requirements.  Students will meet individually with an academic advisor to choose their Fall 2014 classes.  This is an interactive day open to both new students and their family to introduce them to resources and services on campus to ensure their success.  Students will get their Student ID card and their Access ID information so they can actually schedule classes during a session with the campus Registrar.  They will also meet and interact with existing students as well as other new students during this full day event.

Additionally, family members will learn how to access student records as well as learn about resources available on campus so they can have an active role in their student’s success.  Lunch and campus tours are available and everyone is welcome.   Other areas covered include Financial Aid and Billing, Co-curricular opportunities and online tools.  Coffee, tea, and donuts are available in the morning and lunch is provided to all guests. 

Before you can register for your New Student Orientation session, you must complete your placement exam

Register for your New Student Orientation session at Worthington Scranton

Advising Homework

Helpful Information

Convocation & Student/Parent Welcome August 21, 2014 @ 5:00 PM

Registration & Dinner     Multipurpose Building        5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Academic Convocation   Multipurpose Building        6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Student Program:A Student's Perspective               7:10 PM - 7:30 PM

Parent Program: Panel Discussion                         7:10 PM - 7:30 PM

Student Program:College Meetings                         7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Parent Program: Campus Services                         7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Root Beer Floats

RSVP by August 15, 2014 via email to wsactivities@psu.edu or

Register Here

Fall 2014 Semester Classes Start August 25, 2014

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