"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." - 32-00 Advising Policy
In addition to the academic advisers, Penn State provides a number of advising tools. Many of these tools are listed in the sidebar on the left.
At Penn State Greater Allegheny, the Division of Undergraduate Studies office administers advising programs for the campus; specifically, the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) works with students as they assess their interests and abilities before selecting a specific major. DUS also coordinates the New Student Orientation program, and works with all academic advisers to insure accurate and timely advising services to all students.
Students and advisers are assigned based upon a student's current program of study, and an adviser's area of expertise.
First-year students meet with an academic adviser during the June or July New Student Orientation (NSO) program and then meet their assigned advisers during Orientation Too!
Students will hear from their academic advisers after early progress reports are available. Students should schedule an appointment with their adviser prior to registering for an upcoming semester, and email advisers when any questions or problems arise.
To find the name and contact information for your adviser, visit eLion or contact the DUS Office as follows:
April Belback, DUS Coordinator
101 Frable Building
Email the DUS office
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please contact our office for information on evening appointments
- Academic Advising at Greater Allegheny
- Advising Links
- Adult Learning
- Advising at PSU
- Division of Undergraduate Studies
- Entrance to Major
- New Student Orientation Program
- General Education in the Curriculum
- Majors and Minors at Penn State
- Recommended Academic Plans for degrees earned at Penn State Greater Allegheny
- Schedule of Courses (SOC)
- Undergraduate Advising Handbook
- Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin