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B-4: ASSIGNMENT OF ADVISERS

Policy:

Senate Policy 32-40 specifies responsibilities for the Assignment of Advisers for various categories of students, including degree candidates, degree-seeking provisional students, and nondegree regular and conditional students. 

Procedure:

  1. Assignment of primary academic advisers for degree candidates and nondegree conditional students by the college or the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) at University Park, or by the commonwealth campus, is to occur at the time of enrollment of the advisee.  Both advisers and advisees are to be informed of the assignment and guided in their shared process of establishing an effective advising relationship.
  2.  Assignment of academic advisers for degree-seeking provisional students by DUS is to occur at the time of initial registration as a degree-seeking provisional student.  Both advisers and advisees are to be informed of the assignment and guided in their shared process of establishing an effective advising relationship.
  3.  After nondegree regular and nondegree conditional students who have never enrolled in degree status at Penn State have been approved for enrollment, they will be provided by the Office of the University Registrar with a list of locations on their respective campuses where academic advising can be sought.
    Assignment of primary academic advisers to these students is to occur after the students have made contact with the college to which they seek admission. If the students are undecided or exploring curricular options they will be referred to the Division of Undergraduate Studies for advising.
    Both advisers and advisees are to be informed of the assignment and guided in their shared process of establishing an effective advising relationship.

Senate Policy:  32-40, Assignment of Adviser 

Approved: ACUE (4-2-98) 
Revised: Editorial (9-6-01) 
Revised: ACUE (3-1-07)
Revised: Editorial (6-3-10)
Revised: ACUE (9-4-14)