Pre-Arrival + Orientation Information
Prepare for your new life at Pace!
If you have been admitted to the Global Pathways Program, we strongly encourage you to attend at least two of our webinars/live chats (one on Academics and the Structure of Global Pathways, another on Pre-Arrival Steps and Support Services) prior to your arrival in the U.S.
To join a webinar, please click on the title of the webinar that you are interested in, 10-15 minutes before the start time. If you have any questions, please email the Global Pathways Office.
Have you attended a webinar, yet find it difficult to understand everything in English? Watch videos in Chinese on how to submit official documents and what you're expected to bring to orientation.
Webinar Schedule For Accepted Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 Students
- Pre-Arrival Steps and Support Services: Wednesday, June 6 at 8:00am (Eastern Daylight Time)
- Academics and the Structure of Global Pathways: Wednesday, June 13 at 8:00am (Eastern Daylight Time)
- Pre-Arrival Steps and Support Services: Tuesday, July 3 at 8:00am (Eastern Daylight Time)
- Academics and the Structure of Global Pathways: Wednesday, July 11 at 8:00am (Eastern Daylight Time)
- Pre-Arrival Steps and Support Services (Special Orientation Webinar): Wednesday, August 1 at 8:00am (Eastern Daylight Time)
- Academics and the Structure of Global Pathways: Wednesday, August 8 at 8:00am (Eastern Daylight Time)
Global Pathways Orientation Information: Summer and Fall 2018
SUMMER ORIENTATION DATES: Thursday 24 May – Friday 25 May, 2018 (All Days Mandatory)
FALL ORIENTATION DATES: Tuesday 28 August – Friday 31 August, 2018 (All Days Mandatory)
We look forward to welcoming you! You will be joining a community of students that hails from over 100 countries, adding to the fantastic community at Pace. Orientation is a packed week with activities that help transition you into your new life in New York City, including:
- Getting to know the campus
- Becoming familiar with your class schedule
- Student life around the city
- Maintaining your status as an international student
Notice for Undergraduate Students Only
All Global Pathways undergraduate students must complete math and writing placement exams BEFORE ARRIVING AT PACE. Please email Martin Molden at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. During orientation we will find out more about your English proficiency level; however this activity is separate and different from the placement exams. Again, all incoming undergraduate students must complete the writing and math placement exams before arriving at Pace. Thank you!
Please bring the following items with you to Orientation:
- Passport + 1 copy of the passport
- Visa + 1 copy of the visa
- I-20 (current and any previously issued) + 1 copy of the I-20
- Form I-94 (this is an electronic arrival record printed after your arrival in the US)
- Immunization records - Please carefully read and complete the immunization form (PDF) and bring this form with you, as well as all records which prove your immunization from your healthcare provider.
- Final official versions of all your academic records – transcripts and proof of graduation (if not already submitted during the application process). School records are only considered official if they are in sealed envelopes, stamped/sealed by your previous school, and on the school’s letterhead. If the school did not translate/attest to records in English, then it is required that the records be attested to by a Pace-approved translation evaluator, an accredited member of the National Association of Credential Evaluator Services.
- If you took the TOEFL / IELTS / PTE / SATs / GMAT / GRE and only sent Pace the scans or unofficial copies when applying, please remember to request the official results be sent from the testing site to Pace Admissions
If you have any questions, please email the Global Pathways office or call at (212) 346-1445. And join us for our pre-arrival webinars!
Accepted students are encouraged to read the below presentations prior to arrival.