As a Penn State student you receive academic advising from professional and/or faculty advisers. You can find your assigned adviser’s contact information on eLion and should make an advising appointment at least once a semester.
The basic objectives of academic advising are to help you identify and achieve your academic goals; promote intellectual discovery; encourage you to take advantage of both in- and out-of-class educational opportunities; and become self-directed learners and decision makers.
The Academic Advising Portal offers additional information for students, while also providing current updates and links to the other departments in Penn State.
You may transfer credits to Penn State from courses taken at another institution in order to meet degree requirements. (See the Transfer Course Evaluation Guide).
When awarded, all transfer credit is recorded on your transcript, but no grade is recorded, and your grade-point average is not affected. You should discuss with the college adviser the usability of transfer course credit toward your intended degree.
The semester course schedule is available on eLion, as are instructions for scheduling your courses days, evenings or weekends. The Schedule of Courses would also be helpful to students.