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  • Attend Summer NSO – produce schedule for Fall 
  • Get computer access account and change password
  • Send copy of Fall schedule to your Penn State email account
  • Take notes for FYE class
  • Pay semester tuition to guarantee schedule   
  • Attend Orientation Program (August)
  • Attend College Meeting  and meet academic adviser
  • Note office location, office hours, and email address
  • Follow directions given by adviser and college rep at college meeting
  • Make adjustments (if necessary) to Fall schedule in consultation with adviser/Advising Center 
  • Watch for early warning reports (week 3)
  • See adviser if you receive any low grades – adjust schedule accordingly
  • Watch for notification about "Advising Week" and schedule a meeting with your advisor 
  • Check for last day to late drop a course 
  • Watch electronic bulletin board and check eLion for date for pre-registration for Spring 
  • Use eLion to get an audit for your intended (possible) major(s)
  • Using the internet, the audit, and a paper schedule, put together a tentative schedule for Spring 
  • Keep appointment with adviser and discuss academic and career goals
  • Check appropriateness of tentative schedule
  • Schedule courses for Spring on eLion (schedule times are determined by total number of credits, earned and in progress)
  • Pay semester bill in December to lock in courses
  • Check Fall grades on eLion