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At Orientation

At your Orientation you will begin your transition to life in college and at Pace University. You will meet new people, explore various places on campus and services that Pace has to offer, and learn the ins and outs of college life.

In addition, you will...

Take Placement Exams

An important part of choosing classes for your first semester at Pace is making sure you are taking the right courses. Pace uses placement exams in Math, Reading and Writing to make sure you take the right classes for you. The results of your placement exam will determine your first-semester course in English and Math. More information on Placement Testing.

Receive your first-semester schedule

First-semester students at Pace do not register themselves for their fall classes. CAP Advisers will use the information from your questionnaire and your placement exam results to build your fall schedule. On the second day of Orientation you will receive your official schedule and a detailed explanation on how to read it. You can also find an explanation to your first semester schedule.

Learn more about the CAP Program

At Orientation the CAP Program will be holding a brief information session for all new students in the program.

Meet your CAP Academic Adviser

There will be an opportunity to meet your first-year academic adviser at Orientation. To determine who your adviser is, check which University 101 class you are enrolled in. Your instructor for this course is your adviser for your first year. Further details will be provided at Orientation.

Shortly after Orientation you will receive a follow-up correspondence from your new academic adviser. Be sure to provide your accurate contact information when asked to ensure that you receive all the valuable information you will need before classes begin. Students are also encouraged to contact their adviser with any questions.