New Student Orientation - Advising Component

New Student Orientation - Advising Component

Student meeting with individual adviser during FTCAP

Advising at NSO

At NSO you will learn about the academic environment at PSU, the requirements and expectations, and begin to plan your college program of study. In consultation with an academic adviser, you will select and schedule your first semester's courses.
 

The advising component of NSO is the first stage of your academic advising. The focus of this program is on individual educational planning and academic advising based on a student's strengths. "Strengths are habits, attitudes, talents, abilities, ways of seeing the world and ways of interacting with people, things, and ideas that enable someone to do something particularly well. By capitalizing on one's strengths, motivation is increased, success is more likely, and obstacles are more easily overcome." (Schreiner, Henck, 2007).