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Fall Advising Schedule Timetable

  • Attend Summer New Student Orientation (NSO) – produce schedule for Fall 
  • Get computer access account and change password
  • Send copy of Fall schedule to Penn State email account
  • Take notes for FYE class
  • Pay semester tuition to guarantee schedule   
  • Attend Welcome Weekend (August)
  • Attend College Meeting  and meet academic adviser
  • Note office location, office hours, and email address
  • Follow directions given by adviser and college representative at college meeting
  • Make adjustments (if necessary) to Fall schedule in consultation with adviser/Advising Center 
  • Watch for early warning (week 3) and mid semester low grade reports (week 8)
  • See adviser if you receive any low grades – adjust schedule accordingly
  • Check for last day to late drop a course 
  • Watch electronic bulletin board and check eLion for date for pre-registration for Spring 
  • Use eLion to get an audit for your intended (possible) major(s)
  • Make an appointment to see your adviser
  • Using the Internet, the audit, and a paper schedule, put together a tentative schedule for Spring 
  • Keep appointment with adviser and discuss academic and career goals
  • Check appropriateness of tentative schedule
  • Schedule courses for Spring on eLion  (schedule times are determined by total number of credits, earned and in progress)
  • Pay semester bill in December to lock in courses
  • Check Fall grades on eLion