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Your NSO Experience

Here’s what to expect from NSO.

Step 1 - Online Program

Online Modules

Mandatory for students. Optional for guests.

If you have registered for your in-person NSO date, you will receive a link to the NSO modules on May 13. These modules are mandatory and completing them is what allows you to meet with an adviser. They should take about 2 hours to finish and can be completed on your own time.

After you complete the online modules, the system will automatically let us know. We’ll email instructions for your next step.

Step 2 - Submit Student ID Photo

Submitting a Student ID Photo

Mandatory for students.

Say cheese and show us your best smile! After registering for NSO, review the Mountaineer Card (WVU student ID) photo submission details and submit your photo as soon as possible.

Advising Appointment

A Virtual Advising Appointment

Mandatory for students.

Students will not be able to meet with an adviser without first completing the online modules.

During your virtual advising appointment, you’ll meet one-on-one with a professional adviser and finalize your first semester class schedule. Before the meeting, you should review your college or school’s NSO information in the modules. Honors students should also review the Honors NSO page.

If you have not taken ALEKS at this point, you should absolutely do so before meeting with your adviser.

Number 4: In-person Program

An In-Person, On-Campus Program

Mandatory for all students and highly recommended for guests.

Your in-person NSO program is your official introduction to campus. You'll be able to visit a show room in your residence hall, learn about all the resources and support systems at WVU and understand what to expect during your first year.

The NSO in-person program will be offered:

  • June 3-28 (weekdays except Wednesdays)
  • July 8
  • July 12

Check your confirmation email to find the date of your in-person program. If you need to change your registration, please email us at

View NSO In-Person Schedule

Not registered yet? Register for NSO today.