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Pre-major students, non-degree students, students transferring into Penn State from another school, and any other students not yet in the HPA major can get information about HPA from your HPA’s department adviser:

Harrisburg: Glenn Silverstain (

Mont Alto: Michelle Pittman (

Lehigh Valley: Anita Yuskauskas (

University Park: Caroline Condon-Lewis (

World Campus: Katie Gaines (

After you have selected HPA as your major, you will be assigned an HPA faculty mentor. If you are not sure who your HPA faculty mentor is, you can ask your HPA department adviser. Your faculty mentor will be most helpful for discussing issues about career plans, such as jobs and graduate schools, and how course choices or minors fit into your plans.

The department adviser should be consulted for questions about transfer credits, course drop/adds, course substitutions, graduation requirements, and other academic advising tasks. While the department adviser has primary responsibility for these issues, your faculty mentor may be consulted as well.

How to Schedule an Advising Meeting

Click here to schedule a meeting with your HPA department academic adviser. Meetings are recommended for students exploring HPA as a major or minor. They are also recommended for students who want assistance planning the next semester’s schedule.

Walk-in Advising

There are several opportunities for Walk-In Advising for students with scheduling questions related to that semester. Walk-In times can be found through the on-line student scheduling calendar, a student email that is sent out in the beginning of the semester, or through the HPA office.


Frequently Asked Questions

Email your above HPA Department Adviser.

Click here to schedule an appointment.