Get Guidance during Spring 2021!
See Connect with an Academic Adviser Decision Tree
Our advisers work primarily with students enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) who are exploring major options, provisional students, non-degree students, and students who plan to transition to other University programs and campuses.
Our advisers work with many of our incoming first-year students as part of our New Student Orientation program. They also work closely with our Admissions office to facilitate the advising and registration of many of our incoming transfer students.
- Navigate Penn State’s academic policies, procedures, and deadlines
- Examine what majors are the best “fit” for students
- Explore resources and opportunities like study abroad and research
- Define and achieve educational goals
It is recommended that students make contact with advisors at least once a semester to:
- Decide on courses
- Review the accuracy of a degree audit
- Check progress towards graduation
- Discuss the suitability of other University educational opportunities.