Penn State Schuylkill's academic advisors help students with:
- Course selection/scheduling, drop/add/late-drop and withdrawal
- Information and resources regarding programs and majors
- Change of major, entrance to major, or major selection
- Assessment of academic difficulties
- Transfer and course substitution information
- Re-enrollment, reinstatement, and academic renewal
The basic tasks of the University's academic advising program are to help students identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote intellectual discovery, to encourage students to take advantage of both in- and out-of-class educational opportunities, and to become self-directed learners and decision makers.
Find your academic advisor by going to LionPATH, access your “Student Center,” and open “Advisor” from the right-hand menu.
Optional Alternative Grading enacted for fall 2020
Alternative grading, first implemented in spring 2020, will also be implemented for the fall 2020 semester to serve as a safety net for undergraduate students who encounter significant challenges that impede their academic goals due to circumstances beyond their control. LionPATH allows undergraduate students to select which standard grades (those that carry grade points) they wish to replace with alternative grades. For undergraduate students who earned D’s or F’s in their courses, the alternative grades protect them from having their Penn State GPA negatively impacted. For those who earned grades of C or better, the selection of SAT (Satisfactory) grades will keep the detail of these grades from appearing on their transcripts and remove them from their GPA calculation.