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Advising Appointments

Drop-In Math Advising for Fall 2022

For the week of August 22nd, Math department advisors will only have drop-in advising. Scheduled advising appointments will start the second week of classes.

Note: Math department advisors cannot override students into full MATH courses. If you’re interested in joining a full class, please contact the course instructor.

 

Acceptable topics for a drop-in meeting for the first week include:

· Checking that your semester schedule is appropriate

· Checking that your graduation requirements are met

· Questions about prerequisites

· Drop/Add questions

Unacceptable topics for drop-in meetings include:

· Change of major

· Adding a major/minor

· Jobs/Internships

· Study Abroad

· 4-year plans

· Anything that will take longer than 15 minutes

When signing up for the drop-in advising queue, please type the name of your Math advisor (or None if you do not have a Math advisor).

If you are signed up for a remote drop-in, when an advisor is ready to see you they will send you an email with a link to their Zoom room. Please check your email regularly while waiting in the queue.

 

How to Sign Up for Drop-In Advising

You have two options for drop-in advising – remote (Zoom) and in-person (104 McAllister).

· To enter the remote drop-in queue, sign up through Starfish by going to https://tinyurl.com/MATH-PSU-Virtual.

· To enter the in-person drop-in queue, come to the Math Undergrad Office in 104 McAllister and follow the instructions to sign up using your smartphone.

Math majors should meet with their assigned advisors. Students who are not in the Math major or do not have an assigned Math advisor can meet with any advisor besides Dr. Hile.

 

First Week Drop-In Advising

The advisors’ drop-in hours for the first week of classes are as follows (all times US Eastern). Please click on the name to expand available hours.

Monday August 22: 8:30-9:30am, 12:30-2:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Tuesday August 23: 8:30-9:30am, 12:00-1:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Wednesday August 24: 8:30-9:30am, 12:30-2:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Thursday August 25: 8:30-10:00am (Remote and In-Person)

Friday August 26: 8:30-9:30am, 12:30-2:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Monday August 22: 10:00-11:00am (Remote and In-Person)

Wednesday August 24: 2:30-3:30pm (Remote and In-Person)

Thursday August 25: 11:00am-12:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Monday August 22: 1:30-3:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Tuesday August 23: 1:30-3:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Wednesday August 24: 10:30am-12:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Friday August 26: 10:30am-12:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Monday August 22: 9:30-10:30am, 11:00am-12:00pm (Remote Only)

Tuesday August 23: 10:00-11:00am, 1:00-2:00pm (Remote Only)

Wednesday August 24: 10:00-11:00am, 1:00-2:00pm (Remote Only)

Friday August 26: 10:00-11:00am, 1:00-2:00pm (Remote Only)

Monday August 22: 3:30-5:00pm (Remote Only)

Tuesday August 23: 11:00am-12:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Wednesday August 24: 3:30pm-5:00pm (Remote Only)

Friday August 26: 10:10-11:10am, 2:00-3:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Monday August 22: 8:30-9:30am (Remote and In-Person), 9:30-10:30am (Remote Only), 11:00am-12:00pm (Remote Only), 12:30-3:00pm (Remote and In-Person), 3:30-5:00pm (Remote Only)

Tuesday August 23: 8:30-9:30am (Remote and In-Person), 10:00-11:00am (Remote Only), 11:00am-1:00pm (Remote and In-Person), 1:00-1:30pm (Remote Only), 1:30-3:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Wednesday August 24: 8:30-9:30am (Remote and In-Person), 10:00-10:30am (Remote Only), 10:30am-2:00pm (Remote and In-Person), 3:30pm-5:00pm (Remote Only)

Thursday August 25: 8:30-10:00am (Remote and In-Person)

Friday August 26: 8:30-9:30am (Remote and In-Person), 10:00am-12:00pm (Remote and In-Person), 12:30-3:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Drop-In Advising After the First Week

The advisors’ drop-in hours starting Monday, August 29 are as follows (all times US Eastern). Please click on the name to expand available hours.

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Thursdays, 8:30-10:00am (Remote and In-Person)

Fridays, 10:30am-12:00pm (Remote and In-Person)

Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00pm (Remote Only)

Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm (Remote Only)

Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm (Remote Only)

Mondays, 3:30-5:00pm (Remote Only)

Mondays, 3:30-5:00pm (Remote Only)

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm (Remote and In-Person), 1:00-2:00pm (Remote Only)

Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm (Remote Only) Thursdays, 8:30-10:00am (Remote and In-Person)

Fridays, 10:30am-12:00pm (Remote and In-Person), 1:00-2:00pm (Remote Only)

Appointment Information

Starting August 29th, advising appointments will be available in-person and in Zoom. Advising appointments are available for mathematics majors and non-mathematics majors. Students that are not mathematics majors can schedule an appointment to meet with an adviser by going to Starfish (https://sites.psu.edu/starfishinfo/), selecting Services, and searching for "Science - Mathematics Advising (MTHBS, MTHBA)".

· Students with general questions about the mathematics program or courses should schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Hair.

· Students who are interested in a mathematics major (either change of major or concurrent major) may schedule an appointment with either Dr. Steven Hair or Dr. David Little.

· Students who are interested in a mathematics minor should schedule an appointment with Dr. David Little.

· Current mathematics majors should schedule an appointment with their assigned advisor.

If you have questions about making an appointment with a mathematics advisor, please email the Undergraduate Mathematics Office at undergrad@math.psu.edu.

 

Quick questions via email

It may be more convenient for you to send quick questions via email rather than schedule an appointment. Mathematics majors should email advising questions to their assigned academic advisor. Otherwise:

  • Questions about the mathematics major should go to Dr. Steven Hair (smh384@psu.edu).
  • Questions about the mathematics minor should go to Dr. David Little (dpl14@psu.edu).
  • Questions about mathematics course content should go to Dr. Cheryl Hile (cvh11@psu.edu).
  • Questions about grader and proctor positions or Credit by Exam should go to Kyrsten Murphy (kml5346@psu.edu).
  • Email questions about other topics (course prerequisites, transfer course evaluations, course equivalencies, independent study, tutoring and learning support) to undergrad@math.psu.edu