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Exploratory Advising

Shippensburg University has a number of services available to help you become familiar with our programs, policies, procedures and resources so you can make appropriate decisions about your educational experiences. We provide our faculty members with the resources needed to be effective advisors and information that supports them so they can best support students.

Simply put, Ship students work closely with academic advisors to select the courses they need and map out a path to success that ensures they meet their goals.

Mission Statement

Academic advising at Shippensburg University is a joint endeavor that complements the educational goals of the university by working with and empowering students to obtain appropriate academic information, to develop educational and career goals, to learn the skills needed for academic success and to access the variety of resources and services available to them.

The advising mission statement emphasizes three essentials of quality advising:

  1. Advising is a partnership in which the student and the advisor have responsibilities.
  2. Advising is a process to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their life goals.
  3. Advising is at the heart of the teaching-learning interaction in which the primary goal is to empower the student to take responsibility for his or her decisions and actions.

You Need an Academic Advisor

Earning a college education is an exciting and rewarding experience. It can also be confusing and overwhelming. As you chart your journey, an academic advisor is an invaluable resource. When you declare a major, you are assigned a faculty advisor within your academic department. They assist you to develop strategies to reach your goals, design course schedules, and in a myriad of other ways to make important decisions that could save you time, effort and money.

Find out more about getting the most out of academic advising.

Contact the Department of Academic Engagement & Exploratory Studies (AEES) Mowrey Hall, 2nd floor 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1395