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Undergraduate Admission

Welcome to Pace University!

We are excited that you will be joining our New York City campus for the Spring 2017 semester. This page provides you with the next steps for Orientation and Placement Testing.

Orientation is designed to give you an introduction to the University and prepare you for your first semester of classes. You will have an opportunity to meet future classmates, tour the campus, and learn about campus activities, internship opportunities, study abroad, and more at the Information Fair.

For more detailed information, please consult the New Student Orientation and Registration Guide you received in the mail.


Step 1: Register for Orientation

Choose from one of the following dates:

  • Thursday, January 5, 2017 (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

(International students will need to also attend the Mandatory New International Student Orientation (ISO). See below for more information.)

Orientation Location & Check-in:

Check-in is at 9:30 a.m. at
One Pace Plaza
Enter on the Spruce Street side of One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
View directions to campus

Questions/Concerns about Orientation Activities?
Contact Student Development and Campus Activities Office at (212) 346-1590.


Step 2: Online Placement Testing

Math and Writing Placement Tests:

All new beginning students are required to take the math and writing placement tests. Transfer students required to take either the math and/or writing placement test will receive a letter from the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

The Math Placement Test is available online and should be completed at least two days prior to you attending your Orientation date. For more information, please click here. A practice test for those who need to take the exam is available here. If you have any questions, please contact the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) at (212) 346-1386 or e-mail us.

The Writing Placement Test is available online and, if you are required to take one, should be completed at least two days prior to your Orientation date. For more information, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact the CAE at (212) 346-1386 or e-mail us.

Modern Language Placement Test:

If you are not transferring in college credits for a foreign language and plan to study the same language which you studied for 2+ years in high school, you will need to take an online placement test. Please complete this test prior to attending your Orientation date. Please contact CAE at (212) 346-1386 for details or e-mail us..

Questions/Concerns about Placement Tests?
Contact Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) at (212) 346-1386 or e-mail us.


Information for International Students Holding an F-1 Visa

In addition to attending an Orientation session on either January 5 or January 19, all new international students on an F-1 visa who are new to Pace University must also attend the Mandatory New International Student Orientation (ISO) as required by U.S. federal regulations on Friday, January 20, 2017 in the Student Union at One Pace Plaza from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

More information about the ISO program and preparing your arrival to the U.S.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars Office at intl@pace.edu or (212) 346-1368.