Academic Advisors at Penn Highlands engage students in the process of exploring and defining educational and career goals, as well as assist students with the development of strategies for achievement. Academic Advisors educate, encourage and support students in a variety of ways including reinforcing student self-sufficiency, directing students with educational or personal concerns to the appropriate college resources, helping students understand course and degree requirements, and monitoring student academic progress.
Students are expected to know the degree requirements for their program of study and track their progress towards fulfilling graduation requirements through the use of the degree audit function of myPEAK. An advising rubric is provided to all students to help them stay on track and note what checkpoints they need to discuss with their advisor along the way. By being knowledgeable of campus policies, procedures, and resources, students will take responsibility for their educational plans and achievements.