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Spring 2021 Academic Advising Portal

This page will be a "one stop shop" for important SP 21 advising information

Undergraduate Education Spring 2021 Information


202 Business Building is Closed

- Includes Academic Advising, , , and

- The Business Building itself will remain open

Academic Advising Appointments

- The advising process will be identical to future semesters, simply through Zoom instead of in person

- Continue to make appointments through Starfish (note: this includes during "Drop-In Week", appointments must always be made in advance)

- Continue to e-mail your adviser as normal for simple questions

- Use this website to view courses offered in past summers to aid in planning potential Summer 2021 courses until officially published

Diversity Enhancement Programs

- Services will be offered remotely during the fall semeser; phone number 814-865-0938

- Students can e-mail , , or

- Olivia Lewis has appointment slots available in Starfish

Smeal Office of International Programs

- Both study abroad and appointments will be held via Zoom

- Continue to make appointments through Starfish to talk about studying abroad and the  

- E-Mail the International Programs Adviser you've been working with or for questions or to send the IB Minor Form

Business Career Center

- Services will be offered virtually until further notice; use for questions

- Visit Nittany Lion Careers to schedule a virtual appointment with a career coach (once logged into NLC, click 'Counseling Appt' button along the left side then click 'Request New Appointment', where you will enter details, time, date, etc.)

- Check the BCC website event listings for virtual career fair and upcoming information


Contacting Smeal Departments Remotely

- As always, Smeal academic advisers are not able to put students in or take students out of any courses, whether they are open or full

- Please make sure to read the "Course Enrollment Notes" and pre-requisites to make sure you are eligible to take the specific section of the course prior to contacting the department

- Any overriding into a full course is requested (but not guaranteed) through the Academic Department and should only be done in extreme circumstances (graduating this semester, just entered the major, etc.)

       Accounting --

            - For ACCTG 211 or BA 411 only, contact

        Finance -- e-mail both and

        Management / Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship --

        Marketing --

        Risk Management --

            -- Includes BLAW 341, LEBUS Minor Courses, IB Minor Courses, Actuarial Science Courses

                  - LEBUS Minor Forms go to

        Supply Chain / Management Information Systems -- e-mail both and

            -- Includes the SCM courses for the SCIST Minor, and ISM Minor Courses

        Business Core Courses --

            - Business Core Courses are: MGMT 301, MKTG 301, FIN 301, SCM 301, and BA 342