The College of Science and Technology's Center for Academic Advising and Professional Development guides students from new student orientation through graduation to ensure that they complete all degree requirements. 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

Advising Appointment 

CST students are able to schedule advising appointments through our online system, in-person, or by calling our office.  Using their AccessNet username and password, students can make an appointment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Our office offers same day appointments (SDAs). To sign up for a time slot for a same day appointment, you can call (215-204-2890) or visit us at the Center for Academic Advising and Professional Development in the Paley Library – 1st floor, Suite 150. Time slots fill up quickly so it will be in your best interest to get here early.  The office opens at 8:00am.  Please plan accordingly.

Please note: If you are planning to meet with an advisor to process registration or schedule adjustments, please come prepared with CRNs of the courses you plan to add. If you do not have these you will be instructed to obtain your CRNs and will have to return to the office at another time to process registration with an advisor.

Peer Advisor Student Appointment

  • Meet one-on-one with a peer advisor to discuss general questions
  • These 15 minute appointments can be set up in our office by emailing
  • Times vary throughout the week (Monday – Friday)