As a unit of the College of the Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts Undergraduate Advising collaborates with students to design academic plans that incorporate their academic, career, and personal goals while meeting the standards of the undergraduate degree and providing a framework upon which students can develop intellectually, socially, and professionally.

Advisers in the College of the Liberal Arts partner with you to plan and realize academic, personal, and career goals. They help keep you on track toward your degree and work with you to navigate co-curricular opportunities.

Schedule an Appointment with an Adviser

Advisers by Major and Minor

Advising Syllabus

Peer Advising

The Undergraduate Advising Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will prepare for advising appointments.
  2. Students can interpret academic planning support materials (such as the degree audit, recommended academic plans, bulletin, departmental check-sheets, websites).
  3. Students understand policies and procedures.
  4. Students will appropriately self advocate.
  5. Student understands the distinction between the elements of the degree.
  6. Students understand the relationship between their classroom experiences and academic, career, and personal goals.
  7. Students will make intentional decisions about completion of the General Education curriculum that are tailored to their individual academic, career and personal goals.
  8. Students will include experiences outside the classroom in their educational plans.

Ten Things You Need to do to Succeed at Penn State:

  1. Find the name of your assigned adviser and locate his or her office. (Hint: Check Starfish of LionPATH.)
  2. Visit Starfish to schedule an appointment with your adviser.
  3. Consult with your adviser to plan your semester.
  4. Check out for information on just about everything academic.
  5. Check out and bookmark Penn State's academic calendar to track important deadlines.
  6. Learn about the Career Enrichment Network and career-related resources.
  7. Get into the habit of reading your Penn State email every day.
  8. Go to your classes, read the course syllabi, and make note of important assignment due dates.
  9. Upload your resume and check out internships at
  10. Visit your professors during their office hours.
Return to Top