Academic Advising

The basic tasks of the University's academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote intellectual discovery, to encourage students to take advantage of both in- and out-of-class educational opportunities, and to become self-directed learners and decision makers.

The responsibilities of advisers and advisees is articulated in Senate Policy.

Academic advising and academic information is available at advising.psu.edu. This website is a resource for students, faculty, and staff University-wide, provides original material developed specifically for the site as well as links to other resources with relevant information.

The University Advising Council provides oversight of the University's academic advising program. The members of the council welcome ideas, concerns, or questions from the University community.

The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. Please consult a Penn State academic adviser for more detailed information.


Reviewed: May 2013
Last Update: May 2011

Reference(s): Senate Policies 32-00, 32-10, 32-20, 32-30, 32-40