Academic Advising

Pre-majors, minors, and German majors 

Jen Sholtis - Academic Adviser

Email Address:Office Address: 160B Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 863-8074

Advising Appointments are scheduled in Starfish and are currently held via Zoom:

  • Schedule in Starfish: https://sites.psu.edu/starfishinfo/
  • Students can view my availability and schedule an advising appointment via Starfish. I will be offering both 15-minute quick question advising appointments (ideal for Minors or quick questions) and 30-minute advising appointments conducted virtually this fall. Appointments are on a rolling basis so please check back if you are seeking to schedule an appointment further ahead into the semester.  

An advising appointment can assist with:

  • German Major/Minor planning
  • Scheduling questions 
  • Concurrent major planning (feasibility, courses needed)
  • Academic difficulty
  • Faculty Senate petitions (retroactive withdrawal or registration, etc.)
  • Referrals, other

Choice/Declaration of the German B.A. or B.S. major

Professor Samuel Frederick, Director of German Undergraduate Studies

Advising Roles

  • orientation to various German major options
  • declaration of German B.A. or B.S. major
  • discussion of career opportunities

German study abroad

Professor Carrie N. Jackson, Education Abroad Liaison for German

Advising Roles

  • study abroad advising for German major/minor
  • course substitutions for overseas classes