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Advising

Advising occurs twice per year. Scheduling usually takes place in March for the fall semester and October for the spring semester. 

Advising is arranged by individual classification types of advising. Student classifications are based on the number of hours that will be completed by the end of this term. It is recommended that students advise the week prior to their priority registration date.

You will receive an email from your advisor with directions for making an appointment. You are expected to arrive a few minutes early to obtain necessary advising forms. The department will then release the registration hold. Please allow 24 hours for the hold to be lifted.

It is very important that you make and keep advising appointments. Most faculty are on nine-month appointments and are not available in the summer for exception approvals; students who choose not to meet with their advisor during priority registration may have registration issues later and reduced class availability.

It is your responsibility to keep track of your progress and to make sure they are meeting University and department degree requirements. Requirements for both levels may be found in the Academic Catalog and in DegreeWorks. 

Please use Schedule Builder to prepare a tentative schedule with the courses you are interested in taking the upcoming semester. If you are a senior, please research potential capstone courses to discuss your options accordingly.

Students planning for graduation must complete a graduation review application in STAR. Forms for graduation review are available from the Eberly College Officeof Undergraduate Studies.