Penn State is a huge place, and sometimes it is easy to feel you are just another face in the crowd. The wide variety of available opportunities and the vast selection of courses from which to choose are wonderful, but they can also seem overwhelming at times. The English Advising Center temporarily located in 144 Ritenour Building is available to help you clarify requirements and choices and to empower you to take charge of your education and to take full advantage of the many opportunities at Penn State.
Plan to meet with your adviser at least once a semester to discuss course scheduling for future semesters, to review your degree audit, to plan for study abroad and other co-curricular opportunities, and to ensure that you are making the most of your educational plan. Your adviser will also make appropriate referrals to other people and resources that can help you.
The final responsibility for fulfilling major, College, and University requirements is yours. Students who self-advise run the risk of discovering at graduation time that they have not met all requirements. Don’t let this happen to you—take advantage of the advising services that are available to you!
Visiting the Advising Center (temporarily in 144 Ritenour Building)
Currently enrolled students seeking advising assistance should determine whether their concerns are more appropriate for an advising appointment or drop-in advising.
Appointments are scheduled by using the appointment scheduling system at www.la.psu.edu/advising-appt; select Tracey Melnick as the adviser when using this system. (You may view a video about how to schedule an appointment at http://youtu.be/t82GRtL0_b8.)
Spring semester drop-in advising hours
- Mondays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
- Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
- Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.