Academic Services Appointments

Students can schedule meetings with staff in the college's various Academic Services offices to get the information, resources, and guidance they need to be successful. Use the resources below to schedule an appointment

Undergraduate Academic Advising

To schedule an appointment with an adviser from the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising, visit Starfish.

Students already in the college should make an appointment with their assigned adviser in Starfish, for all others, please attend a drop-in session during one of the times listed below or contact Melissa Williams, if one of these times does not work with your schedule.

Drop-In Advising | Fall 2022

All drop-in advising appointments for the fall semester will be held in-person in E103 Westgate Building. These sessions, capped at 10 minutes in length, are available at the times listed below for quick questions that do not require a scheduled appointment.:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (in-person)
  • Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (in-person and online)
  • Thursdays from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (in-person)

**In-person drop-ins are canceled from Tuesday, Nov. 22 through Monday, Nov. 28.

Career Solutions

To schedule an appointment with a career coach in the Office of Career Solutions and Corporate Engagement:

  • Visit Starfish
  • Search for "Information Sciences Career Solutions" in the services section
  • Click on "Schedule an Appointment" on the left-hand side if you are looking for first available appointments
  • Click on the three dots next to a career coach name to find their availability
  • Then click on "Career Coaching" to see the available times

If none of the available appointments work with your schedule, email careers@ist.psu.edu with your availability and someone will contact you directly to schedule an appointment.

Drop-in Career Coaching Wednesdays | Fall 2022

Virtual sessions via Zoom capped at 10-15 minutes in length are available at the times listed below for quick questions that do not require a scheduled appointment. Note, if you are unable to join the Zoom session, please log in to your Penn State Zoom account prior to clicking the link above.

  • Wednesdays from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Inclusion and Diversity Engagement

To schedule an appointment with a team member from the Office of Inclusion and Diversity Engagement, email diversity@ist.psu.edu.

Student Engagement

To schedule an appointment to discuss co-curricular opportunities that enhance your classroom learning, such as student organizations, student ambassador programs, and other leadership development opportunities with a team member from the Office of Student Engagement, visit ist.psu.edu/engage/meet.

Graduate Students

If you have questions about course registration, comprehensive exams, final exam scheduling, degree requirements, or other matters, contact istgradprograms@psu.edu to request a virtual or phone appointment.

World Campus Students

Current undergraduate students should contact their Penn State World Campus academic adviser with specific program questions, which can be found in LionPATH. For academic and student services, students should visit the World Campus website.

Current graduate students can contact the Office of Graduate Programs for program-related questions. Information related to financial aid, technical support, and other student support items can be found on the World Campus website.