Academic Advising

Undergraduate Students

Your adviser can help you be successful in your online journey. You’ll work with your academic adviser to plan your academic program, stay on track with your academic goals, choose courses that meet requirements and your personal interests, and find answers to your questions.

To make sure you’re on track with meeting your degree requirements, we recommend contacting your adviser at least once a semester, as well as during the following scenarios:

  • course planning or anytime you have questions about your degree audit or requirements
  • transferring credits into Penn State
  • declaring a minor or pursuing a double major
  • if you are thinking about dropping a course during the semester, or withdrawing from all courses
  • when you are ready to graduate
  • you’re not sure where to go for help

Your adviser is here to help you and provide moral support along the way.

“The Penn State World Campus academic advising team has a clear group identity that is collaborative and student centered.”

Laura A Pasquini, Ph.D. and George E Steele, Ph.D., NACADA consultants

Meet Your Adviser

You can find a comprehensive list of our academic advising staff who will help you on your academic journey.

Schedule an Appointment

You can make an appointment with your adviser through Starfish. Navigate to the network tab and click on adviser to schedule your appointment.

Academic Advising Syllabus

The academic advising syllabus can help you understand your role as a student and the roles and responsibilities of your adviser.

Academic Advising Portal

Penn State's Academic Advising Portal provides access to academic administrative policies and procedures, resources for majors and minors, and much more.

Graduate Students

As a graduate student through Penn State World Campus, you will be advised by Penn State faculty from your degree program. You will work with your adviser to plan your path through a program and to help find answers to other academic questions you may have. If you’re not sure who your adviser is, visit the “My Degree or Certificate” section and select your program to find general contact information.

For questions related to your student record or processes, such as changing majors, please contact Penn State’s Graduate School at 814-865-1795 or [email protected].