Center for Academic Advising and Professional Development

The Center for Academic Advising and Professional Development cares about the safety of all students, staff, and faculty. Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, we will be offering all advising and professional development services virtually beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 through the remainder of the Spring semester. Therefore, the physical office will not be open.

For any questions for academic advising please email
For any questions on professional development email

Need help using Zoom? Look here.

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.

Virtual Front Desk

Have a general question? Log on to the CST Virtual Front Desk to speak with a CST peer during these hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 11:00am, 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

To access the virtual front desk:

  • Go to from your computer or mobile device
  • Type in 978-9019-4422 as the Personal Link Name
  • You may need to download the Zoom app on your mobile device

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 Advisor and Advocates 
Each department has a Student Advisor and Advocate who has thorough knowledge of degree requirements and can help resolve academic issues. Learn more about Student Advisor and Advocates.

Scheduling Appointments
To schedule an appointment, follow the steps below:

1. Log into TUPortal
2. Go to Student Tools
3. Scroll to Appointment System
4. Click on the Schedule tab
5. Follow the prompts
6. You will receive the link for the zoom from an advisor. 

If your primary major is not in CST, please contact us at (215) 204-2890 or at You may also use the virutal front desk.

If you are a re-enrolling student, please utilize our virtual front desk to make to an appointment with an advisor. 

Same Day Appointments (SDA)
These appointments are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. To schedule an SDA follow the steps above. SDAs can only be scheduled that day.

Future Advising Appointments
CST students are able to schedule advising appointments with academic advisors at their convenience for a future date. These appointments can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance. To schedule a future appointment, follow the steps above or email

Professional Development Appointments
Connect with a CST career coach to learn what you can be doing to enhance your personal brand, update your resume/cv, find internships or jobs, and apply to graduate school.
You can schedule an appointment through the online appointment scheduler in Handshake for either Kelsey Craig or Rose McGinnis - all appointments will be virtual using Zoom, but if you prefer phone, please request it. You will receive a confirmation for your appointment from Handshake with a link to the Zoom meeting. If you will be calling, we will provide you with a number to call for the appointment. Learn more about Student Professional Development.

What to do if you received a "U" rating 
To know your options after receiving an unsatisfactory midterm rating, click here.

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