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Drop/Add Advising- August 23rd to August 27th, 2021 advising will host both scheduled quick questions in person and virtual drop in advising.  During mornings you'll find each adviser is offering two hours of quick questions that can be scheduled in Starfish even at the last minute.  During afternoons you can attend virtual drop ins between the hours of 1pm and 3:45pm.  Upon arrival for in-person quick questions, you'll scan the QR code located on the door of 125 Moore and posted in Moore lobby to sign into our Starfish kiosk and have a seat in the lobby while you wait for an adviser to come get you.  The afternoon virtual drop ins can be accessed using our remote Starfish kiosk  which is only available during the designated hours. Directions for using this link are below.

Fall 2021 Drop-In Advising Hours

Beginning the Week of August 30th

Tuesdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am 

Wednesdays 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

How to Schedule and Attend a Remote "drop in" advising session:
2. You will sign into the virtual kiosk through the above link. You will be asked what you have questions about and are given the opportunity to provide an explanation of why you are "dropping-in".  Please be specific but brief.
3. Once you have signed in, you will see a confirmation screen which will direct you to watch your Penn State email for a notification email from an adviser that will let you know that they are ready to meet with you and also provide their zoom room information.  When you receive that email,  you should enter the zoom room immediately and the adviser will then pull you from their personal waiting room.  Other students are waiting in line after you, so if you take more than three minutes to arrive in the zoom room after receipt of the adviser email you will have to log into the remote kiosk again and join at the back of the line.


Virtual Only please use remote kiosk

 College of the Liberal Arts : Advising Appointment Scheduling System

To make an appointment if you are not currently a psychology student, log into the scheduling system (Starfish) click on "services" go to the search bar and type in the name of one of the psychology advisers, Melissa McBrayer, Camille Selden, or  Rachel Zimmerman.  When the adviser's info comes up click on "make an appointment" find an available appointment time that works for you.

Appointments can be scheduled up until 5:00 pm the day prior to the appointment and no longer than 30 days out. With the exception of the drop/add period.

A minimum of 36 hours notice is requested for all appointment cancellations to allow another student a chance to take your spot.  Please be considerate of advisers’ time and cancel as soon as you are aware that you cannot make it to your scheduled appointment.  Should something critical arise in less than 36 hours, please still cancel the appointment and also send an email to the adviser letting him/her know why you are unable to attend. 


There has been a significant increase in e-mail interactions with students in the last year. Below are a few guidelines to follow when you write an e-mail to one of us, and to decide when you should:

  • Only e-mail one adviser at a time and continue to work specifically with that adviser until your issue has been resolved (unless that adviser becomes unavailable). E-mailing multiple advisers with the same issue creates confusion and may delay our response to you.
  • Include your name, a greeting (ex. Hi Melissa), and your 9 digit ID number (if you e-mail from your PSU account, your ID number is not needed).
  • Please do not use text message lingo—we can't understand your emails if they include partial words. This is something you should get used to—your future employers will expect the same.
  • We are happy to answer quick questions via e-mail. We will not, however, replace an advising meeting with e-mail correspondence. For example, discussing possible courses for the next semester is something that you should do in person, not through the computer. If we feel that something is too difficult to explain over the computer, or a reply would be too extensive, we'll ask you to come in and speak to us personally.
  • Please limit your e-mails. If you have several questions, e-mail them all at once. Avoid sending multiple e-mails on the same day.

We'll do our best to answer your questions as quickly as possible, but we might not be able to answer them on the same day. We also do not answer e-mails during vacations, holidays, or weekends.


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