Academic Advising Resources

Academic Advising Resources

Advising Tools

The following are some of the numerous online resources available to help answer your questions or concerns regarding your academic and career success.

  • Academic Success: Helps you identify factors that can be obstacles to academic success and offer you strategies to overcome them. The points covered on the Department of Undergraduate Studies website are intended to help you obtain information that will assist in making an intelligent decision about which college major to choose.
  • advising@psu.edu: Your source for academic advising and academic information at Penn State
  • DUS Navigator: This site assists exploratory students who would like to gain a better understanding of personal characteristics (interests, abilities, and values), characteristics of academic programs, and the use of this information in developing their educational plans.
  • Starfish: offers the Penn State community—including faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students—access to a robust student success system that can flag students at risk, pinpoint areas of concern, and connect students with valuable services and early interventions.
  • LionPATH: An interactive Web-based service for students, faculty, and advisers that provides access to academic records (grades, transcripts, degree audits, class lists, advising rosters, etc.) and processes (final grade reporting, course registration, course drop/add, withdrawal, etc.).
  • University Undergraduate Advising Handbook: The site provides user-friendly advising information regarding University-wide academic policies and procedures. It is intended to be used in conjunction with University, college, and department advising resources. Information, policies, and procedures have been cross-referenced with the relevant University sources. Although the handbook is designed for use at University Park, most information is applicable at other Penn State locations.

Additional Online Advising Resources