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 planningresume 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

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:

Scheduled Appointment
Drop-In
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

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

Academic Adviser
Advisers
DeAnn Martz

Advising Hours

Drop-In Hours

Summer 2024

Summer advising is by appointment only.

Go to Starfish (starfish.psu.edu) to schedule an advising appointment with your assigned adviser. If there are no appointments available, please reach out to your assigned adviser directly via email to request an advising appointment.

If you do not have an assigned adviser, but are interested in Criminology and/or Sociology, please reach out to one of the advisers on this page to request a meeting.

All appointments over the summer are conducted via Zoom.

Drop-ins are in-person, no appointment needed, and you may see any advisor.

Tuesday | 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday | 1:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Third Floor Oswald Tower

Drop-ins are both in-person and virtual, and you may see any adviser.

  • Tuesdays | 2:30-4:00 p.m. (Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual)
  • Thursdays | 1:30-4:00 p.m. (In-Person Only)
    • Third Floor of Oswald Tower.

All Other Hours by Appointment

Located in Oswald Tower offices: 303, 304, and 305

  • Appointments are made in ½ hour blocks.
  • If you are assigned a specific adviser, you must schedule an appointment with that adviser.

Summer Advising Hours

Drop-ins are unavailable during the summer. If you wish to schedule an advising appointment, all summer appointments must be scheduled via email. Advising will continue to be virtual.