Academic Advising

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

       Orientation
                Declare         Your Major  
Attend New Student Orientation and register for classes. Declare your major (or Pathway, if exploratory).
Meet with your advisor within 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


This page is managed by Advising & Career Services. Please direct any questions, comments or suggestions to advising@pdx.edu.