Announcements

BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (9/19/17)

  1. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, MEDICAL, AND DENTAL SCHOOL ADVISING SESSIONS
  2. FINAL EXAM CONFLICT FILING PERIOD
  3. FREE COURSE HELP/TUTORING
  4. ENTERING/DECLARING THE BBH MAJOR
  5. BBH ADVISING AVAILABILITY

1. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (AND OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONS) ADVISING SESSIONS: If you are interested in med school, dental school, or physician assistant studies, please consider attending a Fall 2017 PreHealth Group Advising Session offered through the Penn State Science Advising Center. Information available here: http://science.psu.edu/premed/advising

2. FINAL EXAM CONFLICT FILING PERIOD: 9/25/17 – 10/15/17. Please review the Final Exam Overload policy. You can find your exam schedule under the Quick Links menu on LionPath.

3. FREE COURSE HELP/TUTORING:

CHEMISTRY TUTORING: Free tutoring is offered by the Chemistry Department

STUDY GROUPS: Penn State Learning coordinates Guided Study Groups for several gen ed courses like Biol 110, Chem 110, Chem 210, Phys 250, and Stat 200. They also offer other tutoring services.

4. ENTERING/DECLARING THE BBH MAJOR: Pre-Major (HHD) students who have earned at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and who have at least 30 credits completed can formally enter the BBH major. Detailed instructions can be found at BBH Administrative Procedures and Forms.

5. BBH ADVISING AVAILABILITY

APPOINTMENTS: You are encouraged to make an appointment with your adviser once each semester for approximately 1-2 weeks prior to your “Shopping Cart Appointment” date. Please plan ahead by viewing your adviser’s appointment calendar enough in advance. Your Shopping Cart Appointment and your Enrollment Appointment are on the Home page of LionPath (scroll down to Enrollment Dates).

To get the most out of your advising appointment, come prepared (e.g., bring a list of questions and a list of courses you are considering for the following semester, research your curricular options beforehand, particularly if you are considering a minor or study abroad). Please be sure to bring an updated paper copy of your BBH Degree Requirements Checklist.

Please see the BBH Advising Frequently Asked Questions for how to schedule an appointment through Starfish.

DROP-IN ADVISING:  Weekly drop-in hours for the remainder of this semester will be as follows:

  • Mondays: 9 am-11 am
  • Tuesdays: 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
  • Wednesdays: 9 am-11 am
  • Thursdays: 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
  • Fridays: 9 am-11 am

IMPORTANT DROP-IN REMINDERS:

*PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Do not arrive to drop-ins without an updated paper copy of your BBH DEGREE REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST. We cannot help you efficiently and see as many students who are waiting if you do not bring your updated checklist. Checklists are available in the bins below the advising bulletin board between 121 and 122 BBH Building or from BBH Degree Requirements.  Please use your “Course History” on LionPath to complete the checklist (Academics tab→Quick Links: My Course History). Only list courses on your checklist for which you have passed with the minimum required grade.
*Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before the end of the drop-in period since other students may be waiting ahead of you.

*Drop-ins are limited to 10-15 minutes per student. Use drop-in advising appropriately by focusing on questions that need to be addressed within a week or so of your drop-in visit. Questions about issues further out or about complicated situations are more appropriate for a 30-minute advising appointment (e.g., academic difficulty, career decision-making, study abroad planning, personal circumstances).

*We are utilizing a Starfish Kiosk for sign-ins for drop-in hours. You’ll see signs near the advising offices directing you to the kiosk on the wall.­­­­­­­­­­


BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (8/28/17):

  1. GRADUATING IN DECEMBER
  2. ADVISING APPOINTMENTS
  3. DROP-IN ADVISING

GRADUATING IN DECEMBER: If you plan to graduate this December you must “apply” for graduation in Lionpath by 9/5/17. Please review the Applying for Graduation tutorial. If you do not see the link in your Student Center to apply for graduation, please notify your adviser.

ADVISING APPOINTMENTS: You are encouraged to make an appointment with your adviser once each semester for approximately 1-2 weeks prior to your “Shopping Cart Appointment” date for the following semester (plan ahead by viewing your adviser’s appointment calendar enough in advance). Your Shopping Cart Appointment and your Enrollment Appointment are on the Home page of LionPath (scroll down to Enrollment Dates).

To get the most out of your advising appointment, come prepared (e.g., bring a list of questions and a list of courses you are considering for the following semester, research your curricular options beforehand, particularly if you are considering a minor or study abroad). ). Please be sure to bring an updated paper copy of your BBH Degree Requirements Checklist.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for how to schedule an appointment through Starfish.

DROP-IN ADVISING: Weekly drop-in hours for the remainder of this semester will be as follows:

  • Mondays: 9 am-11 am
  • Tuesdays: 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
  • Wednesdays: 9 am-11 am
  • Thursdays: 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
  • Fridays: 9 am-11 am

IMPORTANT DROP-IN REMINDERS:

  • PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Do not arrive to drop-ins without an updated paper copy of your BBH DEGREE REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST. We cannot help you efficiently and see as many students who are waiting if you do not bring your updated checklist. Checklists are available in the bins below the advising bulletin board between 121 and 122 BBH Building or from our Degree Requirements page.  Please use your “Course History” on LionPath to complete the checklist. Steps: Academics tab→Quick Links: My Course History. Only list courses on your checklist for which you have passed with the minimum required grade.
  • Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before the end of the drop-in period since other students may be waiting ahead of you.
  • Drop-ins are limited to 10-15 minutes per student to ensure that all students waiting can be seen.
  • We are utilizing a Starfish Kiosk for sign-ins for drop-in hours. You’ll see signs near the advising offices directing you to the kiosk on the wall.

BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (8/16/17)

  1. DROP/ADD PERIOD
  2. USING the WAITLIST on LIONPATH
  3. ADVISING AVAILABILITY
  4. EMAIL ADVISING
  5. EMAIL BEST PRACTICES

1. DROP/ADD PERIOD:
Last day for regular drop of classes: Saturday, August 26 at 11:59 PM
Last day for regular add of classes: Sunday, August 27 at 11:59 PM

2. USING the WAITLIST on LIONPATH: By August 26, make sure to remove any courses still on your waitlist that you are no longer interested in. Otherwise, if a student drops on August 26, you might get put into the class on August 27 and be unable to drop the course without complication.

3. ADVISING AVAILABILITY: In order to see as many students as possible, we will not be holding appointments during drop/add but we will offer extra advising drop-in hours the week before classes and the first week of classes.
THIS WEEK: (Thursday 8/17 & Friday 8/18) – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
NEXT WEEK: (Monday-Friday 8/21-8/25) – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT DROP-IN DETAILS:

  • PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Do not arrive to drop-ins without an updated paper copy of your BBH DEGREE REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST. Checklists are available in the bins below the advising bulletin board between 121 and 122 BBH Building or at Degree Requirements.  Please use your “Course History” on LionPath to complete the checklist (Academics tab→Quick Links: My Course History). Only list courses on your checklist for which you have passed with the minimum required grade.
  • Drop-in hours for the above dates will be limited to students with questions about Fall 2017 scheduling or December graduation ONLY.
  • Drop-ins will be very busy; please come when you have extra time and patience to wait.
  • We are utilizing a Starfish Kiosk for sign-ins for drop-in hours. You’ll see signs near the advising offices directing you to the kiosk on the wall.
  • It is okay to see any BBH adviser during drop-ins (you don’t have to see your assigned adviser).

4. EMAIL ADVISING: If your question is not urgent (i.e., does not affect your Fall 2017 schedule or December graduation) please wait until after the first week of classes to email your adviser. Before sending an email, please check the BBH Advising Frequently Asked Questions for an answer.

5. EMAIL BEST PRACTICES: We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you about best email practices. These are general practices, all of the tips may not apply to you but they are good reminders for us all from time to time.

*Number your questions. Break up the email into different sections instead of one long paragraph so that your adviser or professor can easily determine what you’re asking.
*Include a greeting and a signature in every email (e.g. Dear…, Sincerely,…)
*Always spell check before you send.
*Re-read your email to make sure that it makes sense and is grammatically correct.
*Take a few minutes to consider your message before you hit send to make sure that you have included everything that you wanted to ask. Advisers and professors sometimes receive back to back emails from students with multiple questions in them. Try to include all of your questions in one email.
*For security purposes and to prevent your message from going into spam/junk, communicate with all university personnel through your PSU email.

BEST WISHES FOR A SUCCESSFUL SEMESTER!


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BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (4/24/17)

  1. WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE
  2. AUGUST GRADUATES
  3. SUMMER TRANSFER COURSES

WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE: The withdrawal deadline is the last day of classes, 4/28/17. Withdrawal can be processed through the Registrar’s Office until 5:00 p.m. See the Advising Handbook for more info. Because the decision to withdraw may impact your future enrollment status, please consult with me before processing a withdrawal. If you are receiving any type of federal student aid (which may include grants and loans) or scholarships, please discuss the decision with a Student Aid Counselor.

AUGUST GRADUATES (READ CAREFULLY):

  1. ARE REQUIREMENTS COMPLETE? It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all degree requirements have been met before he or she can be certified for graduation. Please review your “Academic Requirements” report on LionPath and notify your adviser about any requirements not showing as complete (i.e., not collapsed).
  2. APPLY FOR GRADUATION: It is the student’s responsibility to indicate his or her intent to graduate at the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to graduate. You must “APPLY for GRADUATION” on LionPath between May 8 – June 16. Instructions can be found at Applying for Graduation.
  3. TRANSFER COURSES: Each semester has a deadline by which transfer courses must be received. Due to processing time at the other school, as well as at Penn State, please plan ahead. Arrange ASAP* for an official transcript to be mailed to: Penn State Undergraduate Admissions, 201 Shields Building, University Park, PA 16802. If the school can fax or email your transcript to Penn State Admissions, this will ensure faster delivery (FAX: 814-863-7590; EMAIL: admissions@psu.edu). Or, if the school has a system by which you can request that the transcript be sent electronically, please send your transcript electronically to Penn State. *Please note that, due to differences in academic calendars, there is no guarantee that transfer courses taken in your final semester or summer will be received by PSU in time to officially graduate that semester.
  4. COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY DETAILS: See Commencement.
  5. CAP AND GOWN: purchase through the Penn State Bookstore or other local bookstore.
  6. DIPLOMAS: Make sure your permanent address and name spelling on LionPath is correct. Diplomas will be mailed to your address a few weeks after graduation.

SUMMER TRANSFER COURSES: If you are taking courses this summer at a non-Penn State college or university, please review the Guide for Taking Transfer Courses for all relevant details.


BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (3/29/17)

  1. LATE DROP DEADLINE
  2. FULL or RESTRICTED COURSES
  3. BBH CAREER PANEL 4/3
  4. SUMMER TRANSFER COURSES
  5. GAP YEAR PRESENTATION 4/11

LATE-DROP DEADLINE: The late-drop deadline for full-semester courses is 4/7/17. Some courses, particularly labs, may have earlier late-drop deadlines.

If you are having trouble with a course, you may wish to consider late-dropping it. To discuss the decision with an adviser, please come during drop-in hours PRIOR TO 4/7. Drop-in details are available at http://sites.psu.edu/bbhadvising/frequently-asked-questions/.

If you are receiving any type of federal student aid (which may include grants and loans) or scholarships, please discuss the decision with a Student Aid Counselor http://studentaid.psu.edu/contact-info. DO NOT ASSUME THAT YOU CANNOT LATE-DROP A COURSE DUE TO STUDENT AID. ASK A STUDENT AID COUNSELOR!

If you are an international student, varsity student athlete, club athlete, etc. please discuss the decision with University personnel in the appropriate offices based on your status. You bear the responsibility for understanding how late-dropping a course could impact your status.

FULL OR RESTRICTED COURSES: Advisors have no authority to add students to classes that are full or that have enrollment requirements you don’t meet. Please check the advice at http://sites.psu.edu/bbhadvising/frequently-asked-questions/ for assistance.

BBH CAREER PANEL 4/3: Please join BBH Society on Monday, April 3rd in 22 BBH for a chance to meet with professionals in a variety of health fields (nursing, physician assistant, pharmaceuticals, nutrition).  The BBH Society Career Panel will run from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Pike Auditorium in the BBH Building.

SUMMER TRANSFER COURSES: If you are taking courses this summer at a non-Penn State college or university, you will need to have an official transcript mailed to Penn State at the conclusion of the course(s).

Transcripts must be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
201 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802.

*Please be sure the course is a direct equivalent to the course you would like to receive credit for or the course has been approved to be substituted by the department. More information is available at http://sites.psu.edu/bbhadvising/frequently-asked-questions/ Carefully review the Transfer Course Guide linked from this page.

GAP YEAR PRESENTATION: The Health Professions Advising Office is offering a presentation on Gap/Glide Year Strategies. April 11, 6-7:15 PM, 102 Chemistry Building. This session is appropriate for current juniors and seniors. No pre-registration required.


BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (3/13/17)

  1. FALL ENROLLMENT DATES
  2. ADVISING APPOINTMENTS/GROUP ADVISING
  3. CHEMISTRY TUTORING
  4. STUDY GROUPS
  5. LATE-DROP DEADLINE

FALL ENROLLMENT DATES: You can find your fall enrollment date on your Student Center on LionPath, under the Enrollment Dates section toward the bottom right. If your “Enrollment Appointment” information is still for summer, click “details” to forward to more semesters. Then select Fall 2017.

ADVISING APPOINTMENTS/GROUP ADVISING:

*First-Year Students: Sign up for a small group advising session before making an individual appointment. Sign up for a small group advising session before making an individual appointment. Sign up on Starfish by looking for a FRESHMEN GROUP SESSION on your adviser’s Starfish calendar. The sessions will begin mid-March and run once/week through most of April.

*Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors: Appointments can be scheduled through Starfish (instructions can be found at http://sites.psu.edu/bbhadvising/frequently-asked-questions/). Fall Enrollment Appointments are based on credits earned + credits in progress. Enrollment Appointments begin mid- to late-March. Please try to schedule an advising appointment for 1-2 weeks prior to your Enrollment Appointment. You can find your Enrollment Appointment on your Student Center on LionPath (click “Details” if it’s only showing the information for Summer 2017). To get the most out of your advising appointment, come prepared (e.g., bring a list of questions and a list of courses you are considering for the following semester, research your curricular options beforehand, particularly if you are considering a minor or study abroad). Please bring your completed and updated BBH Degree Requirements Checklist to your appointment.

CHEMISTRY TUTORING: Free tutoring is offered by the Chemistry Department. Click here for details.

STUDY GROUPS: Penn State Learning coordinates Guided Study Groups for Biol 110, Chem 110, Chem 112, Chem 210, Phys 250, Stat 200, and Stat 250. They also offer other tutoring services. For more information, go to: http://pennstatelearning.psu.edu/

LATE-DROP DEADLINE: The late-drop deadline for full-semester courses is 4/7/17. Some courses, particularly labs, may have earlier late-drop deadlines.


BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (3/6/17)

Enrollment/Registration Dates for Fall 2017: The Enrollment Dates area of the Student Center in LionPATH has updated with fall 2017 registration appointments, but it is not immediately visible.  Students will need to click the “details” link in the Enrollment Dates box to select Fall 2017, and view their date.
 
Shopping Cart Appointment is now open (as of March 1). The Enrollment Appointment is when you can actually begin to enroll in the courses saved in your Shopping Cart.
 
 

 

BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (3/3/17)

There will be no drop-in advising hours next week due to Spring Break (March 6-10). Drop-in hours will resume on Monday, March 13, 9am-11am. Have a safe and relaxing break!


 

BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (2/20/17)

  1. UHS VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE: APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 3
  2. HHD CAREER FAIR & INTERNSHIP FAIR (C.A.R.E.): FEBRUARY 22
  3. ADVISING APPOINTMENTS: DO NOT WAIT UNTIL AFTER SPRING BREAK!
  4. DECLARING/ENTERING BBH MAJOR
  5. FINAL EXAM CONFLICT FILING PERIOD: DEADLINE MARCH 5

1.UHS VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE: There are a variety of opportunities available to volunteer with University Health Services (Clinical Services, Emergency Medical Services, Health Promotions and Wellness, and PT). Visit http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health/volunteer/ to learn more about getting involved and any application deadlines. Please note that the application deadline for the Clinic Intern Program and for HealthWorks is March 3, 2017.

2. HHD CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIR (C.A.R.E.): February 22, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Hub Robeson Center. If you are looking for volunteer or internship opportunities, be sure to stop by the C.A.R.E. Fair (Community, Agency, Recreation, Education)! A list of organizations attending can be found at: http://careerfairs.psu.edu/CARE/default.shtml.

3. ADVISING APPOINTMENTS: DO NOT WAIT UNTIL AFTER SPRING BREAK!

First-Year Students: Sign up for a small group advising session before making an individual appointment. Sign up on Starfish by looking for a FRESHMEN GROUP SESSION on your adviser’s Starfish calendar. The sessions will begin mid-March and run once/week through most of April.

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors: DO NOT WAIT UNTIL AFTER SPRING BREAK TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. Appointments can be scheduled through Starfish (instructions can be found at http://sites.psu.edu/bbhadvising/frequently-asked-questions/). Fall Enrollment Appointments are based on credits earned + credits in progress. Enrollment Appointments begin mid-March, Please try to schedule an advising appointment for 2 weeks prior to your Enrollment Appointment. You can find your Enrollment Appointment on your Student Center on LionPath. To get the most out of your advising appointment, come prepared (e.g., bring a list of questions and a list of courses you are considering for the following semester, research your curricular options beforehand, particularly if you are considering a minor or study abroad). Please bring your completed and updated BBH Degree Requirements Checklist to your appointment.

4. DECLARING/ENTERING BBH MAJOR: Students who have at least 30 earned credits (not including credits in progress) and at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA can formally enter the BBH major through the “Update Academics” tool on LionPath. Instructions are available at http://sites.psu.edu/bbhadvising/bbh-administrative-procedures-and-forms/

5. FINAL EXAM CONFLICT FILING PERIOD: 2/13/17-3/5/17. Please review the following policy regarding final exam overload: http://www.registrar.psu.edu/exams/exam_overload.cfm


BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (1/18/17)

  1. ADVISING APPOINTMENTS
  2. DROP-IN ADVISING FOR SPRING 2017
  3. SUMMER CLASSES AT PENN STATE

 1. ADVISING APPOINTMENTS:

  • When you can schedule for fall 2017 (your “Enrollment Appointment”) is based on credits earned + credits in progress. You will soon be able to find your Enrollment Appointment on your Student Center on LionPath, on the right-hand side.
  • In most cases, scheduling an appointment that takes place approximately 2 weeks prior to your Enrollment Appointment is good practice. This provides time for follow up questions prior to your enrollment appointment and ensures that what is discussed stays fresh in your mind when your enrollment appointment nears.
  • First-Year Students: Sign up for and attend a small group advising session before making an individual appointment. Group sessions will start after Spring Break. Details will be forthcoming.
  • Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors: Appointments can be scheduled through Starfish (instructions can be found on the FAQs page. You will see on your adviser’s Starfish calendar that some appointments are designated for students who meet a certain class standing (Senior/Junior, Junior/Sophomore, Sophomore/Freshman). Your adviser has done this to ensure that students who schedule earlier than others have designated appointment slots available to them prior to their enrollment appointment.
  • To get the most out of your advising appointment, come prepared (e.g., bring a list of questions and a list of courses you are considering for the following semester, research your curricular options beforehand, particularly if you are considering a minor or study abroad). Please bring your completed and updated BBH Degree Requirements Checklist to your appointment. (Seniors do not need to bring a checklist unless they already have one completed.)

2. DROP IN ADVISING for SPRING 2017:

  • Mondays (rotating advisor): 9am-11am
  • Tuesdays (Ms. Reitz): 2pm-4pm
  • Wednesdays (Ms. Schreiber): 2pm-4pm
  • Thursdays (Ms. Lai): 2pm-4pm
  • Fridays (rotating advisor): 9am-11am.

IMPORTANT DROP-IN ADVISING REMINDERS:

  • Seniors: Please bring a current paper copy of your most recent notated eLion DEGREE AUDIT or a BBH Degree Requirements Checklist. All other students: Please bring a completed, updated BBH Degree Requirements Checklist (please do not wait until you arrive to complete the checklist as this will just delay our ability to help you promptly).
  • Drop-ins are often busy; please come when you have extra time and patience to wait.
  • The drop-in sign-up sheet will be on the bulletin board between 121 and 122 BBH Building.
  • Drop-in hours should be limited to questions taking no more than 10 minutes. If your questions are more complex, please make an appointment instead.
  • Since drop-in visits are to be brief, drop-in advising should not take the place of an appointment or group session.
  • Drop-in hours end promptly at the designated time so that there is time to record notes for each student seen and complete any follow-up work that needs to be done.  Therefore, please arrive no later than 30 minutes before the end of the drop-in period.  Students arriving late will need to return another day.
  • Though you can see any advisor for drop-ins, it is preferable to come to your assigned advisor’s drop-in hours.

3. SUMMER CLASSES AT PENN STATE: Summer enrollment at Penn State begins on 2/2/17 2/3/17 for all students, regardless of number of credits earned. You can enroll in summer courses at any Penn State Campus through LionPath (though some World Campus courses may still be restricted to World Campus students).


BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (1/7/17)

  1. ADVISING AVAILABILITY FOR SPRING 2017 DROP/ADD WEEK
  2. EMAIL ADVISING
  3. WAITLISTED COURSES
  4. DEADLINES FOR FINALIZING YOUR SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE

 
1. ADVISING AVAILABILITY FOR SPRING 2017 DROP/ADD WEEK:

In order to see as many students as possible, we will offer all drop-in advising for the drop/add period. Appointments will be offered following the drop/add period.

DROP-IN ADVISING HOURS FOR 1/9/17-1/13/17: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Important Drop-In Details:

  • Drop-in hours for the above dates will be limited to students with questions about Spring 2017 scheduling or graduation ONLY.
  • Please bring a completed, updated BBH Degree Requirements Checklist (please do not wait until you arrive to complete the checklist as this will just delay our ability to help you promptly). There is no need to print the Academic Requirements report from LionPath as the BBH Degree Requirements Checklist is an easier to understand advising tool. Seniors may bring either the Academic Requirements Report from LionPath or a BBH Degree Requirements Checklist.
  • Drop-ins will be very busy; please come when you have extra time and patience to wait.
  • The drop-in sign-up sheet will be on the bulletin board between 121 and 122 BBH Building.
  • All advisers are on hand for the first week of drop-ins, so you will see whichever adviser is available when you are next on the sign-in sheet.

2. EMAIL ADVISING: If your question is not urgent (i.e., does not affect your Spring 2017 schedule or graduation) please wait until after the first week of classes to email your adviser. Please also make sure that you cannot find the answer to your question on our website.

3. WAITLISTED COURSES: BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT MONITORING YOUR WAITLIST. If you no longer want a course that is on your waitlist, remove yourself from the waitlist so that the course is not automatically added if a space opens up! To learn more about how to use the waitlist, visit LionPath’s Help Library (scroll down to Enrollment).

4. DEADLINES FOR FINALIZING YOUR SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE: Please note that the following drop/add period deadlines:

  • The last day to drop a course from your Spring 2017 schedule without it resulting in late-drop is 1/14/17 at 11:59 p.m.
  • The last day to add a course to your Spring 2017 schedule without needing late-add permission is 1/15/17 at 11:59 p.m.

 


BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (12/2/16) 

  • GRADUATING IN MAY
  • ENTERING THE BBH MAJOR (UPDATE ACADEMICS)
  • CLINICAL VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
  • WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE

GRADUATING IN MAY: If you plan to graduate in May you must “apply” for graduation in Lionpath between 1/2/17 – 1/23/17. Please mark your calendar accordingly. Before applying for graduation, please review your LionPath “Academic Requirements” (new version of a degree audit) to ensure that all requirements show as complete (completed requirements will be collapsed on the Academic Requirements report). From the Student Center on LionPath, click the “other academic…” drop-down box, select “Academic Requirements.” Contact your BBH adviser if you are concerned about anything you see in your Academic Requirements report. Additional steps to complete in preparation for graduation are on the BBH Advising FAQs page.

ENTERING THE BBH MAJOR (UPDATE ACADEMICS): Pre-Major (HHD) students who have earned at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and who will have at least 29.1 credits completed at the end of Fall 2016 can go ahead and perform the Update Academics steps on LionPath to formally enter the BBH major. The change will take effect at the beginning of Spring 2017. From the Student Center on LionPath, click the “other academic…” drop-down box, select “Update Academics” and complete the steps necessary to choose BBH. More detailed instructions can be found at BBH Administrative Procedures and Forms.

CLINICAL VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE: There are a variety of opportunities available to volunteer with University Health Services (Clinical Services, Emergency Medical Services, Health Promotions and Wellness, and PT). Visit the UHS Volunteer page to learn more about getting involved.

WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE 12/9/16: The withdrawal deadline is the last day of classes, 12/9/16. Withdrawal can be processed through the Registrar’s Office until 5:00 p.m. See the Advising Handbook for more info. Because the decision to withdraw may impact your future enrollment status, please consult with an adviser several days ahead of the withdrawal deadline. If you are receiving any type of federal student aid (which may include grants and loans) or scholarships, please discuss the decision with a Student Aid Counselor.


 

BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (11/3/16)

  • LATE-DROP DEADLINE 11/11/16 (FOR FULL-SEMESTER COURSES)
  • GETTING INTO RESTRICTED or FULL COURSES
  • PRE-HEALTH ADVISING SESSIONS FOR PA and Med Prep
  • FINAL EXAM CONFLICT/OVERLOAD DEADLINE EXTENDED to 11/7

LATE-DROP DEADLINE 11/11/16: The late-drop deadline for full-semester courses is 11/11/16. If you are having trouble with a course, you may wish to consider late-dropping it. To discuss the decision with an adviser, please come during drop-in hours PRIOR TO November 11. If you are receiving any type of federal student aid (which may include grants and loans) or scholarships, please discuss the decision with a Student Aid Counselor. DO NOT ASSUME THAT YOU CANNOT LATE-DROP A COURSE DUE TO STUDENT AID. ASK A STUDENT AID COUNSELOR!

GETTING INTO RESTRICTED OR FULL COURSES: Advisors do not have the authority to add students to restricted or full courses.

Restricted Courses:

  • On LionPath, restricted courses will have stated “Enrollment Requirements.” You can find the Enrollment Requirements by clicking on the 5-digit class number associated with the course.
  • Some courses also have detailed explanations or instructions under the “Class Notes” section so be sure to review and take action on any details in this section.
  • If you do meet the criteria under the Enrollment Requirements but cannot schedule the course, call the department offering the course. See the Penn State Department Directory for department phone numbers.

Full Courses:

  • Some courses on LionPath have a waitlist, some do not. Add the course to your waitlist if one is available.
  • For courses without a waitlist, keep checking the enrollment to see if a space opens up. Many courses will have space available within the first week of classes. If it’s okay with the instructor, attend the class, even if you can’t add it at that point. That way you’ll be sure you really want the course, and you won’t have missed anything if the course does open up.

PRE-HEALTH GROUP ADVISING SESSIONS FOR PA and Med Prep: Only a few sessions remain for the semester. The flier is posted on our Grad School & Career Information page. Call the number on the flier to register yourself for a spot.

FINAL EXAM CONFLICT/OVERLOAD DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please review the following policy regarding final exam overload: Final Exam Overload. If you have an overload or conflict, you must file for an alternate exam by 11/7/16. You can find your exam schedule on your LionPath Student Center (under the “other academic…” drop-down menu, select Exam Schedule and click the double-arrows).


 

BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (10/10/16)

  •  MED SCHOOL and HEALTH PROFESSIONS GRAD SCHOOL FAIR
  • EDUCATION ABROAD FAIR
  • DEADLINE: FINAL EXAM CONFLICT FILING PERIOD
  • GRE PREP COURSE

MED SCHOOL and HEALTH PROFESSIONS GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR: 10/19/16 11:00-2:00 HUB Alumni Hall. See http://www.careerfairs.psu.edu/GPWeek/student/med.shtml for preparation workshops throughout that week and how to arrange a free practice GRE offered by Kaplan Testing Services.

EDUCATION ABROAD FAIR: If you are considering education abroad, please attend the Education Abroad Fair sponsored by Global Penn State. 10/12/16 11:00-4:00 HUB Alumni Hall. See https://global.psu.edu/info/going-abroad/education-abroad-fair

DEADLINE: FINAL EXAM CONFLICT FILING PERIOD: Please review the following policy regarding final exam overload: www.registrar.psu.edu/exams/exam_overload.cfm. If you have an overload or conflict, you must file for an alternate exam between 10/10/16 – 10/31/16. You can find your exam schedule on your LionPath Student Center (under the “other academic…” drop-down menu, select Exam Schedule and click the double-arrows). (The exam schedule is expected to be released on 10/10. If it’s not yet on LionPath, please check again a few days later.)

GRE PREP COURSE: A GRE Prep Course offered through Penn State Career Services will take place over the weekend of 10/15-10/16. Information about the course (along with other graduation school information) can be found at: http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/students/further_education.shtml


 

BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (9/16/16)

  • PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, MEDICAL, AND DENTAL SCHOOL ADVISING SESSIONS
  • FINAL EXAM CONFLICT FILING PERIOD
  • CHEMISTRY TUTORING
  • STUDY GROUPS
  • BBH ADVISING AVAILABILITY
  • HHD EDUCATION ABROAD OPEN HOUSE

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (AND OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONS) ADVISING SESSIONS: If you are interested in med school, dental school, or physician assistant studies, please consider attending a Fall 2016 PreHealth Group Advising Session offered through the Penn State Science Advising Center.

FINAL EXAM CONFLICT FILING PERIOD: 9/26/16 – 10/16/16. Please review the following policy regarding final exam overload: www.registrar.psu.edu/exams/exam_overload.cfm

CHEMISTRY TUTORING: Free tutoring is offered by the Chemistry Department. Go to: http://chem.psu.edu/undergrad/advising-and-tutoring to access the tutoring schedule.

STUDY GROUPS: Penn State Learning coordinates Guided Study Groups for Biol 110, Chem 110, Chem 210, Phys 250, and Stat 200. They also offer other tutoring services. For more information, go to: https://pennstatelearning.psu.edu/study-groups

BBH ADVISING AVAILABILITY

FRESHMEN: FIRST YEAR STUDENTS: SMALL GROUP ADVISING SESSIONS: First-year students will meet in small groups (5-7 students) for academic advising during their first year. This will provide an opportunity to learn the curriculum and connect with other new students to foster friendships and formulate study groups.

Group sessions run weekly from the first week of October through the week of November 7th. Look for a session based on a time that fits your schedule (most importantly) and secondly a session that fits with your career goal. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions at http://sites.psu.edu/bbhadvising/frequently-asked-questions/ for how to schedule a group session through Starfish. (Individual advising appointments will be made at your adviser’s discretion for extenuating circumstances.)

SOPHOMORES/JUNIORS/SENIORS: You are encouraged to make an appointment with your adviser once each semester for approximately 1-2 weeks prior to your “Shopping Cart Appointment” date for the following semester (so plan ahead by viewing your adviser’s appointment calendar enough in advance). You can find your Shopping Cart Appointment date on LionPath, within your Student Center.

To get the most out of your advising appointment, come prepared (e.g., bring a list of questions and a list of courses you are considering for the following semester, research your curricular options beforehand, particularly if you are considering a minor or study abroad). ). Please be sure to bring an updated paper copy of your BBH Degree Requirements Checklist or a previously notated degree audit from eLion if you are a senior.  (See http://sites.psu.edu/bbhadvising/degree-requirements/ if you need to create a new checklist.)

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions at http://sites.psu.edu/bbhadvising/frequently-asked-questions/ for how to schedule FRESHMEN GROUP SESSION or an appointment through Starfish.

DROP-IN ADVISING:

  • Monday through Thursday, 2:00 pm – 4: 00 pm (Please arrive no later than 3:30pm since other students may be waiting ahead of you.)
  • Drop-ins are limited to 10-15 minutes per student, so please come prepared with a list of questions, list of courses you are thinking about for next semester, etc. Please be sure to bring an updated paper copy of your BBH Degree Requirements Checklist or a previously notated degree audit from eLion if you are a senior.  (See http://sites.psu.edu/bbhadvising/degree-requirements/ if you need to create a new checklist.)
  • While it is preferable to meet with your assigned adviser, you may meet with any adviser for drop-ins:
  • Mondays: Rotating adviser
  • Tuesdays: Ms. Reitz
  • Wednesdays: Ms. Schreiber
  • Thursdays: Ms. Lai

HHD EDUCATION ABROAD OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, October 5, 3:00-5:00 pm. Commons Area of the Health and Human Development Building. The open house is an opportunity for students to learn about the study abroad programs offered by faculty in the College of Health and Human Development during the 2016-17 academic year. Students may also attend a “Study Abroad 101” session offered by the Global Ambassadors (from 3-4 p.m.), or meet with an advisor from Penn State’s Office of Education Abroad.


 

BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (9/8/16):

  1. SPRING 2017 COURSE SCHEDULING

The Spring 2017 Class Search on LionPath is expected to be available starting 9/21/16.

Students are expected to be able to add Spring 2017 courses to their shopping cart starting 9/28/16.

The dates students can enroll in courses in their shopping cart is based on credits earned + credits in progress. Until your individual enrollment date appears on LionPath (in your Student Center) the following timetable will be helpful.

table image showing registration dates

 


 

BBH ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS (8/31/16):

  1. BBH ADVISING ORIENTATION FOR TRANSITIONING STUDENTS
  2. GRADUATING IN DECEMBER
  3. FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: SMALL GROUP ADVISING SESSIONS
  4. ADVISING APPOINTMENTS (Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors)
  5. DROP-IN ADVISING
  6. PRIORITY REGISTRATION (athletes, honors students, etc.)

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BBH ADVISING ORIENTATION FOR TRANSITIONING STUDENTS (Freshmen, change of campus, transfer students, recent change-of-majors)(mandatory unless you have class)

  • Wednesday, 9/7/16 at 6:00-7:00 pm
  • 22 BBH Building (Ruth Pike Auditorium)
  • Please RSVP through advisers’ Starfish calendars (see below for Starfish instructions)
  • FIRST 100 STUDENTS TO ARRIVE WILL RECEIVE A BBH WATER BOTTLE!

GRADUATING IN DECEMBER: If you plan to graduate this December you must “apply” for graduation in Lionpath by 9/6/16. Please review the Applying for Graduation tutorial. If you do not see the link in your Student Center to apply for graduation, please notify your adviser.

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS: SMALL GROUP ADVISING SESSIONS: First-year students will meet in small groups (5-7 students) for academic advising during their first year. This will provide an opportunity to learn the curriculum and connect with other new students to foster friendships and formulate study groups.

Group sessions run weekly from the first week of October through the week of November 7th. Look for a session based on a time that fits your schedule (most importantly) and secondly a session that fits with your career goal. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for how to schedule a group session through Starfish. (Individual advising appointments will be made at your adviser’s discretion for extenuating circumstances.)

ADVISING APPOINTMENTS (Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors): You are encouraged to make an appointment with your adviser once each semester for approximately 1-2 weeks prior to your “Shopping Cart Appointment” date for the following semester (plan ahead by viewing your adviser’s appointment calendar enough in advance). Please check soon for your Shopping Cart Appointment date on LionPath, within your Student Center.

To get the most out of your advising appointment, come prepared (e.g., bring a list of questions and a list of courses you are considering for the following semester, research your curricular options beforehand, particularly if you are considering a minor or study abroad). ). Please be sure to bring an updated paper copy of your BBH Degree Requirements Checklist or a previously notated degree audit from eLion if you are a senior.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for how to schedule an appointment through Starfish.

DROP-IN ADVISING: Weekly drop-in hours for the remainder of this semester will be Monday through Thursday from 2pm – 4pm. Please arrive no later than 3:30pm since other students may be waiting ahead of you. Drop-ins are limited to 10-15 minutes per student, so please come prepared with a list of questions, list of courses you are thinking about for next semester, etc. Please be sure to bring an updated paper copy of your BBH Degree Requirements Checklist or a previously notated degree audit from eLion if you are a senior.

While it is preferable to meet with your assigned adviser, you may meet with any adviser for drop-ins:

  • Mondays: Rotating adviser
  • Tuesdays: Ms. Reitz
  • Wednesdays: Ms. Schreiber
  • Thursdays: Ms. Lai

PRIORITY REGISTRATION (athletes, honor students, etc): Priority registration for Spring 2017 starts on 10/5/2016. Please schedule an appointment or attend drop-ins prior to this date.

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