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The Journey Begins:
A Student/Parent/Family Guide to the Academic Year
First-Year Academic Advising Calendar

Check your PSU e-mail daily for important information and announcements

May - June

New Student Orientation Part 1: Advising and Scheduling

  • Students and families attend
  • Fall schedules are generated
  • First Year Seminar (FYS) classes are determined

August – September

New Student Orientation Part 2: Introduction to College

  • Student introduction to college life
  • Students meet advisers, college representatives, FYS instructors and campus staff

Classes begin

First ten days of semester - Drop/Add Period

  • Schedules can be changed without using late drop credits
  • Schedule changes are to be done in consultation with an adviser

Fourth week of each semester

  • E-mail to student regarding unsatisfactory progress
  • Opportunity for student to discuss progress with instructors
  • Decide if course should be dropped

Meet with your adviser

  • Determine your interests, abilities and values and how they relate to career and major choices

October

Seventh week of each semester

  • E-mail to student regarding unsatisfactory progress
  • Opportunity for student to discuss progress with instructors
  • Decide if course should be dropped

Attend Advising Workshop for first-year seminar

College Meetings

  • Students attend College Meeting-an opportunity to meet with college representatives and advisers and find out what is new and what to do in regards to scheduling for the Spring semester

October/November

Schedule courses for Spring

  • Date determined by student's credit count

November

Late drop deadline

  • Date determined per semester
  • Last chance to late drop a course
  • Late Dropping a course to be done in consultation with an adviser

December

Spring semester tuition due

Last day of classes

  • Date determined per semester

Withdrawal deadline

Final exams

  • Separate schedule is created for finals week

Grades available on eLion

January

Classes begin for second semester

First 10 days of semester - Drop/Add Period

  • Schedules can be changed without using late drop credits
  • Schedule changes are to be done in consultation with an adviser

Attend Advising Workshops offered throughout the semester

February

Students can schedule summer courses

Fourth week of each semester

  • E-mail to student regarding unsatisfactory progress
  • Opportunity for student to discuss progress with instructors
  • Decide if course should be dropped

Seventh week of each semester

  • E-mail to student regarding unsatisfactory progress
  • Opportunity for student to discuss progress with instructors
  • Decide if course should be dropped

March

Spring Break

  • Check calendar for dates

College Meetings

  • Students attend College Meeting--an opportunity to meet with college representatives and advisers and find out what is new and what to do in regards to scheduling for the Fall semester.

March/April

Meet with academic adviser

  • Are you heading in the right direction?  Do you need to switch majors?

Schedule courses for fall semester

  • Date determined by student's credit count

April 

Late Drop Deadline

  • Date determined per semester - check University Calendar
  • Last chance to late drop a course
  • Late Dropping a course to be done in consultation with an adviser

May-June

Final Exams

  • Separate schedule is created for finals week

Spring grades are available on eLion

Six-week summer session

June-August

Six-week summer session