Welcome to Pace!
We are excited that you will be joining our Westchester 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 New York City campus, please click here for next steps.
Step 1: Placement Testing Information
English Placement Test:
If you are not receiving Pace credit for an English class from another institution, you will need to complete our Online English Placement Exam. For important information and testing date deadlines, please click here
Mathematics and Writing:
All first-year students are required to take placement tests in mathematics and writing, unless exempt. Your adviser will be able to provide you with more information about these placement tests (see Step 2). A practice test for those who need to take the mathematics exam is available here
Step 2: Schedule an Appointment with your Adviser
Your adviser will be able to answer any questions you may have and provide you with additional information about placement testing. Please meet with your adviser before Orientation so that you can select and register for courses. During Orientation, you will meet with your adviser again to continue to develop one of the most important relationships you will have at Pace University.
Your adviser is determined by the college or school in which your major is housed.
Unsure about who to contact?
Call the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) at (914) 773-3434.
Step 3: Register For Orientation
Orientation will prepare you for classes and life at Pace University.
Thursday, January 21, 2016*
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(International students will need to also attend the Mandatory New International Student Orientation (ISO). See below for more information.)
There is a $40 Orientation fee that you will prompted to pay during the online registration. Family members are welcome to attend for a fee of $25 per guest.
*If Orientation is canceled due to inclement weather, the alternate snow date is Friday, January 22, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please call SDCA at (914) 773-3767 to confirm the program date change.
Orientation Location & Check-In:
861 Bedford Road
Kessel Student Center, Boudreau Lounge
Pleasantville, NY 10570
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Questions/concerns about Orientation Activites?
Please call Student Development and Campus Activities (SDCA) at (914) 773-3767.
Information for International Students Holding an F-1 Visa
All new international students on F-1 visa must attend the Mandatory New International Student Orientation (ISO), as required by the U.S. federal regulations. ISO will be held at 3:15 p.m. right after your new student orientation. You should have the following items with you:
- Your passport
- I-20 Form
- I-94 electronic arrival record (which can be accessed here).
In addition to the mandatory check-in, you will be introduced to the basics of your student visa, and how to maintain your lawful status, as per the U.S. federal regulations.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (212) 346-1368.