All students are assigned a faculty member who serves as their academic advisor when they start at IUP. Students may have the same advisor from year to year or their advisor may change based on their class standing, specialty areas, or career goals.
Faculty members advise students on a variety of areas, such as degree progress and curriculum, academic success, course registration, add/drop, changing majors, student activities, study skills, and career options. Faculty should maintain regular contact with their advisees.
Students may find out who their advisor is by signing in to MyIUP (my.iup.edu), selecting the “Academics” page, and then scrolling down to the “My Advisor” section. Students should initiate contact with their advisor. Questions about advisor assignments should be directed to the chairperson of the department.
While faculty advise students on a variety of areas, students are ultimately responsible for knowing and fulfilling their major, college, and university requirements for graduation.