Academic Advising

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Pitt-Johnstown’s academic advising involves a developmental teaching process in which an advisor and an advisee (student) enter into a collaborative, growth-oriented relationship.

  • All full-time students who have declared a major are assigned a faculty advisor during their first term. Students in pre-Business participate in group advising and are assigned an individual advisor when declaring a concentration during the second term of their sophomore year.
  • All full-time students who are undecided/undeclared are assigned an academic advisor from the Academic Success Center during their first term.
  • All full-time or part-time non-traditonal students (i.e. 21 years old or older) who are beginning an academic program are advised by the Office of Advanced and Continuing Education.

Your faculty advisor will help you:

  • With program planning, course selection, and scheduling
  • To develop, clarify and evaluate your educational plans and goals
  • To identify and explore alternative opportunities
  • To assess the potential outcomes of your decisions

Educational Plans and Goals

Pitt-Johnstown students develop a comprehensive education and career plan utilizing a period of exploration, followed by investigation, and finally implementation.

Academic Success Center (ASC)

The Academic Success Center supports Pitt-Johnstown’s mission to offer a high-quality educational experience by providing comprehensive services designed to strengthen learning, promote success, and enhance retention of students. 

Student Responsibilities

The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about educational plans and life goals rests with the individual student.

Advising FAQs

Check out the answers to our most frequently asked questions about advising here.