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Undergraduate Admission

Welcome to Pace!

We are excited that you will be joining our New York City campus for the Spring 2016 semester. This page provides you with the next steps for Orientation and Placement Testing. For more detailed information, please consult the New Student Orientation and Registration Guide you received in the mail. If you have been accepted to the Westchester campus, please click here for next steps.

Step 1: Register for Orientation

Orientation will prepare you for classes and life at Pace University. Choose from the following dates:
  • Friday, January 8, 2016 (8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, January 22, 2016 (8:45 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.)
 
Please note: There is a $40 Orientation fee that you will be prompted to pay during registration. Guests may accompany you for a fee of $25 per person.

Orientation Location & Check-in:

One Pace Plaza
Front Lobby
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: Placement Testing Information

Math and Writing Placement Tests:

All new beginning freshmen must 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 about the test and when the online writing placement test site will be live, 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 you attending your Orientation date. For more information about the test and when the online writing placement test site will be live, 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

All new international students on an F-1 visa who are new to Pace University must attend the Mandatory New International Student Orientation (ISO) as required by U.S. federal regulations on Thursday, January 21, 2016 in the Student Union at One Pace Plaza from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Check-in begins at 12:45 p.m. in the lobby of One Pace Plaza. 

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.