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Spring Orientation - New York City

You're In! Let's Get Started.

Get ahead of the pack and start your college experience right now by registering for Orientation. It's a vital rite of passage for all students, and where your journey at Pace will begin—even before the semester starts.

New Student Orientation Dates

All dates are open to all students. Registration will open in mid-November.

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Make-up Dates for inclement weather

  • Thursday, January 13, 2022
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Steps for New Students

To keep track of your progress, we’ve created a checklist for you, with the steps below, in your Application Dashboard. Be sure to check it often as additional items may be added throughout the winter.

Step 1:

Register for your Orientation session. 

Step 2:

If required, take the online placement test(s) in English and math immediately after registering for Orientation. Log into your Application Dashboard for information on your requirements.

Take your Placement Tests within 10 days of receiving your Orientation email.

Step 3:

Submit your official college transcript for each college previously attended and/or proof of high school graduation by January 5, 2022. Contact undergradadmission@pace.edu with questions regarding what documents are needed.

Orientation Checklist

  • Register for Orientation within 10 days of receiving your Orientation email. 

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  • Take your Placement Tests within 10 days of receiving your Orientation email

  • Complete the Pre-Orientation Modules, prior to attending Orientation.

  • If applicable, submit the following official documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admission, prior to attending Orientation and no later than January 5.

    • Official copies of transcripts, with grades from all colleges previously attended
    • Syllabi of any courses for which this has been requested on your transfer credit evaluation
    • Official Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores
    • Official final high school transcript with graduation date or proof of high school graduation

    Contact undergradadmission@pace.edu with questions regarding what documents are needed.

  • Submit an appointment request to speak with a Financial Aid Counselor during Orientation, if interested (for Domestic Students only).

    If you have any questions pertaining to billing and payments or payment options and arrangements, you may register online for a virtual appointment with the Student Accounts office. The link to register for an appointment can be found in your confirmation email.

    If you have any questions pertaining to your financial aid package, you may register online for a virtual appointment time slot with the Financial Aid Office. The link to register for an appointment can be found in your reminder or confirmation email.

  • Submit your photo for your Pace University student ID card.

  • Access your Pace email account and check it regularly.

What You Need to Know about your First Semester Schedule

When you register for Orientation you will be asked to complete a Course Selection Questionnaire. You will need the following information, where appropriate:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) scores
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) scores
  • SAT II Language scores
  • Any college credits you have received (note: your preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation will not be created until official documentation is submitted. You can learn more about how to submit your documents on our AP, IB and College Credits page).

An Academic Advisor will create your schedule based on your degree requirements, placement scores (if applicable), the information provided in the Course Selection Questionnaire and any AP, IB or college credits. You will receive your schedule at Orientation.

Mandatory F-1 Visa Status Maintenance Information Session for New International Students

Regardless of which Orientation session you attend, all undergraduate international students on an F-1 visa who are first-time students at Pace must also attend a mandatory F-1 Visa Status Maintenance Information Session for new international students.

This information session will focus on immigration regulations pertaining to international students on an F-1 visa, visa applicable benefits, restrictions, and will include a mandatory check-in procedure for activating an F-1 student's SEVIS record. Learn more about preparing to enter the US on an F-1 visa.

Contact Us

Questions regarding the Orientation program?

Contact the Center for Student Engagement at nycorientation@pace.edu.

Questions regarding placement testing?

Contact shaick@pace.edu

Questions regarding official documents for Undergraduate Admission?

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (212) 346-1323 or email undergradadmission@pace.edu.