Prepare for your advising meeting
This initial advising meeting is an opportunity for you to talk one-on-one with an academic adviser about your academic interests and goals and to outline your initial steps to reach them.
The more prepared you are, the more the advising appointment can focus on you and your individual goals.
- Complete the steps in your NSO Tasklist, including the educational planning survey, ALEKS math placement, transfer credit worksheet, and course planning guide.
- Build a tentative first-semester schedule in your LionPATH Enrollment Shopping Cart prior to your advising appointment.
- Complete your pre-registration activity guide and major preferences guide in LionPATH.
What to expect during the advising meeting
During the academic advising meeting, you should expect to discuss your academic goals and interests—including how they relate to your academic journey at Penn State in general and your first-semester schedule in particular. This meeting is your final step to enroll in first-semester courses.
We hope that you will continue to engage with academic advisers throughout your academic career and that this will represent the first of many interactions.
Schedule Your Appointment Now!
During your advising appointment you will be scheduling your classes. The sooner you schedule your classes, the more options you will have. Reach out for help if you have trouble finding a time that works.
How to schedule your appointment
Please watch this brief video about how to schedule your advising appointment.
When you click a scheduling button, you will be prompted to log in to Penn State’s WebAccess if you are not already logged in. If you have not done so already, you will need to Enroll in Two-Factor Authentication. Instructions are linked on the WebAccess page.
Please note all meetings are in Eastern Time (GMT-5). Please join the Zoom meeting promptly at the start of your appointment time. That is, if your appointment is from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. (Eastern Time, GMT-5), you need to join the meeting by 9 a.m. (Eastern Time, GMT-5).
You must check your Penn State email for the advising appointment confirmation. This confirmation email will contain the day, time (in EDT), and Zoom URL you will use to meet with your orientation adviser. If any changes are made to your scheduled appointment, new information will be sent to your Penn State email. Please check your Penn State email often, including immediately prior to your orientation advising appointment.
If you have trouble scheduling an advising appointment within the target advising days for your University Welcome session, please contact the Engineering Advising Center at 814-863-1033.