Academic Advising Center




McGurrin Hall, Suite 111
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
or call us at: 570-941-6390

Meet our Staff

The Academic Advising Center serves all students in The College of Professional Studies. The goal of the Advising Center is to give students the support they need to face the difficult challenges of academic life. Advisors provide individual assistance in academic advising, registration, and career planning. Staff work closely with students to help them develop an understanding of their educational needs and assist them in planning for the future.

  • For registration purposes, first year students are classified as having earned between 0 - 26.99 credits.
  • All students are required to participate in The T.A.P.E.S.T.R.Y program and all First year students are required to attend the Freshman Lecture which is part of Community Based Learning (CBL) on Thursday, September 5, 2019. 
  • First year students are strongly encouraged to seek help and advice early from faculty, advisors, counselors and tutors.
  • First year students should become familiar with the University Catalog and Departmental Handbooks.
  • For registration purposes, Sophomores are classified as having earned between 27 - 56.99 credits.
  • Sophomores can Study Abroad in most majors as early as the second semester of Sophomore year.
  • Sophomores have special housing designations in various residence halls, in a quad style format.
  • Sophomores should start thinking about the Accelerated Programs offered at the University of Scranton. Accelerated programs are offered in: Education, Counseling, Nursing, and Health Administration. This is a way to jump start your graduate education.
  • For registration purposes, Juniors are classified as having earned between 57 - 86.99 credits.
  • Juniors in in their first semester are eligible to apply to the Accelerated Program. For specific admissions criteria, contact the PCPS Coordinator of Graduate Academic Service.
  • Rising Juniors are not required to live on campus. Permission must be obtained through the Off Campus Application process to live off campus. 
  • Juniors in most Majors begin an Internship during this year. An Internship Application is needed for your internship. Pay attention to deadlines for your program.


  • Meet with the PCPS Coordinator of Graduate Academic Services as early as Sophomore year to plan the remainder of your undergraduate coursework and to see if you are eligible for admission.
  • Students must apply to the Accelerated Master's Degree Programs through Graduate Admissions prior to March 1st of each year.
  • Accelerated students are able to take up to 12 graduate credits as an undergraduate student that fulfill undergraduate requirements as well as graduate coursework.
  • PCPS offers accelerated programs in Education, Counseling, Nursing and Health Administration.
  • PCPS offers Graduate Programs in Education, Counseling, Health Administration and Human Resources (online and on ground), Health Informatics (online), Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy.
  • Graduate students meet each semester with their Graduate Program Director to plan classes and discuss program goals.
  • Graduate programs are offered in a variety of formats and at convenient times to accommodate Graduate Student schedules.
  • Learn more about the application process here