Advising

How Can An Adviser Help Me?

The Undergraduate Advisers Can:

  • Help you with class scheduling
  • Assist you with long-range planning for future semesters
  • Explain College and University requirements
  • Help you decipher your degree audit report
  • Advise you in planning an internship or study abroad experience
  • Help with career planning, resume preparation, and law or graduate school planning
  • Provide information about support services available at the University
  • Connect you with alumni who can provide additional guidance

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Advising Hours

Located in Oswald Tower

Offices: 315, 316 & 317

Fall & Spring Drop-In Advising Hours

Mondays / Thursdays: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays / Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

All other hours by Appointment:

Please schedule an appointment using our Appointment Scheduling System.

Summer Advising Hours

Advisers are available by appointment only during Summer.  Please schedule an appointment using our Appointment Scheduling System.


Scheduling An Appointment Versus Dropping-In

Drop-in advising is a great option if you have questions that can be answered in a short amount of time. Appointments are meant for issues that you know will take longer than 10 or 15 minutes. Examples of topics that should be covered in an appointment include:

Schedule an AppointmentDrop-Ins
Change of major or concurrent major paperwork Degree audit/ course schedule review
Long-range planning Graduation check
Study Abroad plans Entrance to Major questions
Major/career exploration Course substitutions/ late drop
Class schedules for the upcoming semester
Withdrawing from a semester/ re-enrollment
Faculty Senate petitions

A few important points about scheduling an appointment:

  • Appointments are made in ½ hour blocks.
  • If you are assigned a specific adviser, you must schedule an appointment with that adviser.
  • You can see any adviser during drop-in advising hours.

You Can Help Yourself Get The Best Advising By

  • Reviewing your audit and listing your questions
  • Keeping your long-range plan up-to-date
  • Bringing in a draft schedule
  • Thinking about career possibilities you can explore together with an adviser
  • Visiting the advising offices several times a semester

Meet Our Advisers

Advisors

Suzanne Decker

  • Academic Advisor

(814) 865-2217

svb2@psu.edu

Margaret R. Hammond

  • Academic Advisor

(814) 865-2217

mrd14@psu.edu

Neil Rager

  • Academic Advisor

(814) 865-2217

nar12@psu.edu