In the summer before coming to Penn, students are assigned a pre-major advisor who is a member of either the School of Arts and Sciences faculty or the Penn professional staff. The pre-major advisor assists students in choosing courses each semester and in planning their overall program. Students are also assigned a College Contact who is a member of the professional advising staff in the College Office and backs up the pre-major advisor and their advisees throughout their time at Penn. These advisors can answer questions and help students navigate all the resources that are available to them.
Students are encouraged to develop a good working relationship with their pre-major advisor and to seek counsel as often as necessary. They are also encouraged to reach out to their College contact and to seek the support of the College Office in 120 Cohen Hall throughout their undergraduate career.