Advising begins before you even arrive on campus, and this support continues throughout your undergraduate career. A strong network of advisors and robust support services will help you to identify your skills and those you wish to develop, examine your performance in different courses, articulate your career goals, and decide what really matters to you.


“I was able to find resources that helped me acclimatize culturally and academically. From advising to learning resources, you can find what you need.”

Adam Abebe
Major: Health and Societies

You are encouraged to take charge of your exploration, knowing that you are supported by faculty members, academic advisors, career counselors, and peer advisors throughout your undergraduate program. This network will help you discover the many academic options and opportunities available to you and take full advantage of resources for academic support.

Student responsibility in advising

First-Generation Students

Based on a student initiative, a network of resources is available to help first-generation college students succeed at Penn.