Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts
Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

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 Advisor
(814) 863-9709
Advisors
Heather Corley
Academic Advisor
(814) 863-0262
Advisors
DeAnn Martz
Academic Advisor
(814) 863-4505
Advisors
Sarah McDonald

Advising Hours

Drop-In Hours

All drop-ins are virtual, and you may see any adviser.

  • Mondays and Tuesdays | 10:00-11:30 a.m.  
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays | 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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.