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Department Of Statistics

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Undergraduate Advising

This information is provided to assist you in choosing your course of study at Penn State. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your academic advisor.

If you are unsure of who your academic advisor is please check LionPath for your advisors name and contact information. 

Interested in becoming a Statistics or Data Science-Statistical Modeling option major? Answers to most general questions about the majors, minor, prerequisites, and more can be found by reading:

Advising General Information

To schedule an appointment with Nimisha Thakur through Starfish:

  • Log into Starfish ( and click on "Services"
  • Go to the Science - Statistics Advising (STAT) service
  • You will see a list of all the service members to choose from to make an appointment
  • Click on “Schedule Appointment” next to the member profile of the advisor you wish to schedule with 
  • Click the + icon next to the appointment time that fits your schedule
  • Select a reason for the appointment
  • Type a detailed description for the meeting to help the advisor prepare for your meeting
  • Once you create the appointment, you will get an email confirming the appointment and you will get a reminder closer to the appointment time. Your “Dashboard” will show you all of your appointments


    Thomas Building


    For the week of August 23-27, Statistics department will only have drop-in advising, and all advising will be in Zoom.  

    The virtual drop in hours for first week of classes are as follows: 

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 am - 12 pm, 1:30 pm - 3pm

    Tuesday, 1pm- 5 pm

    During these hours, your adviser is available via her zoom meeting room.


    Until further notice, drop-in advising will be virtual through Zoom only for Fall 2021.

    Drop in hours Availability during the semester, starting August 30

    Thursdays, 1- 3 pm and Fridays, 10- 12pm

    During these hours, your adviser is available via her zoom meeting room.


    Advising Appointment Information 

    Starting August 30th, advising appointments will be available in-person and in Zoom. Advising appointments are available for Statistics majors and non-Statistics majors. Students that are not Statistics majors can schedule an appointment to meet with an adviser by going to Starfish (,  selecting Services, and searching for "Science - Statistics Advising. When scheduling an appointment in Starfish, you can choose to meet via Zoom or in person, by choosing the location of the meeting as Zoom advising appointment or 323 E Thomas building.  

    Drop in Statistics Advising for Fall 2021


    Eberly College of Science Forms

    Forms commonly used by Eberly College of Science Students can be found at: Registrar's Student Forms Index

    Please consult with your academic advisor if the form you are looking for is not listed.

    Undergraduate Bulletin for Statistics and Data Science - Statistical Modeling Option

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