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.
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.