Advising and Student Services

The Office of Student Services in the College of Science and Technology guides students from new student orientation through graduation to ensure that they complete all degree requirements and work to their fullest potential. Faculty advisors in each major use their knowledge of departmental curriculum to help students choose courses consistent with their specific career objectives.

Academic Advisors 
Professional and faculty advisors can help you choose the right courses to complete your degree requirements. Learn more about academic advisors. Learn more about academic advisors.

Student Ambassadors/Ombudspersons 
Each department has a student ambassador/ombudsperson who has thorough knowledge of degree requirements and can help resolve academic issues. Learn more about student ambassadors and ombudspersons.

Location and Hours 

Center for Academic Advising and Professional Development
College of Science and Technology
Paley Library - Suite 150
1210 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122 

Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Schedule an Appointment Online

  • NEW! Learn how to schedule an advisor appointment online.  

Advising Appointment 

  • Appointments are scheduled with your advisor, based on your last name.
  • To schedule an appointment for academic advising, please call 215-204-2890.
  • Appointments are required for any issue that may take longer than 10 minutes.

Express Advising 

  • Same-day, express advising is available for issues that can be resolved in 10 minutes or less.
  • These issues usually include processing a green-card or special-authorization card, dropping off forms or petitions, registration review or withdrawing from a course.
  • Express advising is not appropriate for registration, change-of-major, or students on academic warning or probation.

First-year Workshops for CST Students

  • The College of Science and Technology Office of Student Services is developing workshops for first-year students. We need your input to help make them a success.
  • Please complete the form found here.

Please Note 

  • During the first two weeks of the spring and fall semesters (the ADD/DROP period), and during PRIORITY REGISTRATION, “open registration” is offered in lieu of appointments.
  • Please, always note the CRN (course reference number) for courses you plan to add during your advising appointment.
  • Even if you cannot self-register, you can always use Self-Service Banner to find courses, plan your roster, and note the CRN for each course. 
  • Knowing your Options After Receiving an Unsatisfactory Midterm Rating