Undergraduate Academic Advising

Undergraduate students are encouraged to use all available resources to help them make the most of their Penn State experience. This includes reviewing suggested academic plans, understanding entrance to major requirements, and staying informed of curricular changes. Academic advisers work in partnership with each student to help them meet these requirements and make informed decisions in line with their goals and interests.

Learn more about expectations and preparation for meeting with your academic adviser.

Scheduled Appointments

Students should meet with their assigned adviser at least once a semester for academic planning, though students planning to study abroad or pursue a concurrent major may need to meet with an adviser multiple times in one semester. Scheduled appointments typically last 30 minutes.

Make an Advising Appointment

Drop-In Advising

Drop-In advising appointments are intended to be 10-minute discussions. Appropriate questions and discussions could include reviewing current semester schedules and entrance to major requirements, adding and dropping courses, and exploring general education courses. Spring 2020 drop-in hours are listed below:


  • 1-3 p.m.


  • 9-11 a.m.
  • 1-3 p.m.


  • 9-11 a.m.
  • 1-3 p.m.


Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising

E103 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802

Make an Appointment

(814) 865-8947