Transfer student and adult learner orientation

Transfer student and adult learner orientation

Transfer and adult students attend an individual New Student Orientation (NSO) and academic advising session. Some preparation is needed before attending.

  1. Process official transcripts from the other institution(s) you have attended through admissions.
  2. Call the DUS (Division of Undergraduate Studies) Office at 412-675-9140 to schedule an appointment for a meeting with an academic advisor. At this time, you will talk about your transition to Penn State, schedule classes, and also have the opportunity to meet with other important offices should you have any questions. 
  3. Learn about the financial aid process and paying your bill.
  4. Bring appropriate ID to the advising appointment so you can get your Penn State ID.

Parking on campus is free for all of our students! Complete the parking pass form (pdf) to bring with you to your appointment.

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