We’re glad you decided to explore the Pace University/NACTEL program a little further. Following is a step-by-step guide to take you through the application process.

Step One: Before You Apply

Before you apply, gather your materials. This will help you complete the application more quickly and efficiently. You should also take this time to review and become familiar with your company’s tuition assistance policy.

Step Two: Apply

Complete the AS/BS application or the MS application online.

Step Three: Take (or Bypass) the Assessment

Once you submit your application, you will be assigned a UserID and password. Your UserID and password will be displayed on screen as well as sent to you via e-mail. Please save your UserID and password to a safe place. Both the e-mail and onscreen display will provide instructions on the assessment. You may choose whether you’d like to take the math assessment or bypass it. You DO NOT have to take the assessment in order to be enrolled in the NACTEL program BUT you must indicate you wish to bypass at the site.

Your UserID and password will also give you access to the Student Information Center where you can view scores from the assessment, update prior learning information, make changes to your contact information, access forms to request your transcripts, add or drop courses, get a summary of your registration, and keep track of what you’ve taken and when.

Step Four: Request Your Official Transcripts

You should begin by requesting official high school, GED, and college transcripts, if you attended prior college. For information on transcripts and transfer credits please click here.

Step Five: Arrange for Payment Prior to Registration

Pace University MUST receive either payment or a letter of credit directly from you prior to the start of your first semester. Once you have registered online, you will receive a registration summary which provides the costs for the semester. If you would like to review the costs prior to registration, please visit our tuition and fees page.

    Tuition Remission: Please contact your tuition assistance provider directly for information on tuition assistance coverage and application procedure.

    If your company provides you with a letter of credit or tuition voucher: please fax or email it to the NACTEL office, making sure to provide your signature if needed.

    Email or fax to:
    Lisa Slingerland
    (914) 989-8635 (primary)
    (914) 989-8616 (secondary)

    Financial Aid: If your company’s policy does not cover the full cost of tuition, you might wish to apply for Federal Student Aid. Pace University does offer Stafford loans and Pell grants to qualifying students. To learn more about this aid and/or apply go to the following website Please note, you MUST be a matriculated student in the NACTEL program to qualify for financial aid, therefore it is imperative you get your transcripts sent to Pace as soon as possible. The financial aid code for Pace University - Pleasantville Campus is 002792.
    If you have applied for federal student aid, please notify the NACTEL Student Services Coordinator ( so she can facilitate this process.

    Make a Payment

    Online Payments

    To pay online:

    1. Sign in to Pace Payment Portal
      First time users, the student will first need to activate their accounts at For initial sign on, a student's username can be located in the White Pages. A student's MyPace Portal username is their e-mail username minus the; for example, ab12345n. The student's MyPace Portal default password is their first and last initial (lower case), a dash, and their six-digit birthdate in the format of MMDDYY; for example, ab-010288.

    2. Choose a method of payment.
      • eChecks
        eChecks are Pace's preferred payment method and are accepted online with no service fee. eChecks are a fast and simple payment method that can be made from regular U.S. checking and savings accounts. You will need your bank's routing number and your account number, which is available on the bottom of your check or from your financial institution.

      • Credit and Debit Cards
        Pace does not directly accept credit or debit card payments for tuition and student account charges, but has arranged for a third-party processor to accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express payments online. TouchNet, the processor, charges a 2.75% service fee for credit and debit card payments. Tuition and student account credit and debit card payments are only accepted online and are not accepted by mail, over the phone or in person.

    Mail in Check

    Mail check, cashier's check or money order (no cash) payments to:

    Office of Student Accounts
    Att: Brenda Smith
    861 Bedford Road
    Pleasantville, NY 10570

    Make checks payable to Pace University and include your Pace UID. Mail checks at least two weeks prior to the semester due date to ensure timely receipt.

    Checks returned unpaid will be subject to a $20 returned check fee.

    Payment Plans Available

    Please refer to the following website for information

Step Six: Get Advised and Register

When your Advisor has received the completed application and assessments, your information will be reviewed. You will then be sent an e-mail indicating which classes you should register for. Remember that you are not officially accepted into the program until your official transcripts are received. You are considered a non-matriculated student and can take up to 24 credits until you must matriculate.

As soon as you register, you may purchase your books, which we encourage you to do right away. Simply visit the online bookstore and indicate which courses you are taking.

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