Academic Advising

Advising during COVID-19 disruption:

The academic and career advisors at Portland State are committed to providing services to our students, especially during this challenging time. While our physical locations are closed, staff are working remotely. As of June 1, PSU employees are working reduced hours and many departments, including those in Advising & Career Services, are open Monday through Thursday. Advisors continue to be accessible via email and are available for phone and video conference appointments on those days, but responses may be delayed and wait times may increase. We appreciate your patience. Please feel free to contact our offices by phone or email.

What to expect from your advisor

Academic and career advisors understand what will help students be successful throughout their academic experiences at PSU. Your advisor can help you:

  • Understand your graduation requirements and create a degree plan 
  • Access financial tools and resources and direct you to financial support services
  • Confirm your major choice and/or help you identify a major that suits your skills, values, interests, and goals 
  • Explore careers (before you reach 90 credits, or during the first term, if you are a transfer student)
  • Review your final graduation plan and apply for your degree

Advising requirements

*It is required for students to meet with their advisor each year

                Declare         Your Major  
Attend New Student Orientation to meet with your advisor and register for your first term's classes. 
Meet with your advisor during the first two terms of your first year. 
If exploratory, you must declare your major by 90 credits (or within your first term if transferring with 90 or more credits). 
Apply for your degree at least two terms prior to graduation. 









Find your advisor:

by Pathway
by Pre-Professional Program
by Major

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