Business Program Priority Advising
- It is a student's responsibility to make his/her academic schedule. Students are not required to see a faculty advisor. Yet, complaints regarding advising may NOT be honored if a student fails to meet, or to electronically communicate, with his/her advisor during priority advising.
- Business program faculty advisors offer a two-week Priority Advising each Fall/Spring semester, including the first week of each semester and the week before registration opens.
- Students are encouraged to take advantage of priority advising regardless of the student's financial holdings.
- Faculty advisors may announce the schedule of priority advising sessions through Starfish, Lionpath, or other appropriate mechanisms before priority advising starts; Or students are encouraged to proactively contact their faculty advisors to schedule an appointment in priority advising weeks.
- A student must make an appointment for any in-person advising sessions.
- A student may electronically communicate advising issues with a faculty advisor when the faculty advisor deems appropriate.
- Beyond priority advising weeks, advising appointment requests may not be honored up to five business days.
- All communications with advisors should be done through the student's official PSU e-mail account for record-keeping purposes and in order to ensure the authenticity of the communication.
- Before an advising session, a student must prepare required documents including:
- Without required documents, faculty advisors will not provide advising even with a confirmed appointment.
- For the first advising session with a faculty advisor after declaring any business major, a student must prepare and bring the Four-Year Academic Plan worksheet to the session
- For follow-up advising sessions with a faculty advisor, students must make appropriate adjustments to a previous Four-Year Academic Plan worksheet and bring a hard copy of the updated plan to the session.
- For each advising session, students must prepare and bring the Tentative Schedule Plan worksheet for the next semester to the session.
- It is highly recommended that both the faculty advisor and the student should keep a copy of advising notes either in hard-copy or electronic format for each advising session for future reference and/or to avoid future disputes - PSU Starfish system is highly recommended.
Transfer Credits - subject to future adjustments
- Students contact Deanna Bosley, Transfer Adviser, for transfer credit issues.
- For general education courses, students contact Transfer Advisor for any unresolved transfer credit issues.
- For business courses, students who have declared business majors contact business faculty advisor for any unresolved transfer credit issues. Bases on current advising arrangements, business faculty advisors have full authority in approving course credit transfers.
- For any form with a deadline, a student is required to prepare the form and request signatures from his/her faculty advisor and program chair AT LEAST five business days before the deadline. Signature requests within a week of deadlines can NOT be guaranteed.
Advising & Signature Requests Beyond Fall/Spring Semesters
- Students should follow this advising guideline and prepare early for advising and signature requests. Any advising or signature requests after the end of a Fall/Spring semester and before the beginning of a Fall/Spring semester can NOT be guaranteed a response.
Contacting Business Program Chair
- A student should take advantage of the priority advising period in each semester and work with his/her faculty advisor on any and all advising issues before contacting program chair.
- When contacting program chair, a student must provide his/her faculty advisor's name and the detail of unresolved issues with his/her advisor. Without required information, the request will NOT be reviewed.