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Academic Advising Center

We provide academic assistance and support to all our students. Though students with a declared major are assigned a faculty advisor to guide you through your curriculum, our staff is available to assist you in the absence of your faculty advisor. Students who have yet to declare a major will be assigned an academic advisor in the center to help you find a major that is a good fit for you.

We have lots of information and advisors who will help you:

  • understand degree requirements
  • change or declare a major or minor
  • understanding academic policies and procedures
  • register for classes
  • adjust your schedule during the drop/add period
  • withdraw from a class
  • develop a plan for graduation

Visit us in Room 218 of the Hanley Library. Our advisors are available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening appointments are available upon request.

To make an appointment with the Academic Advising Center, you will need to download a mobile app called Navigate-Student. Navigate-Student is an app that will tip you off to important events coming up, connect you with support, allow you to make appointments with the center and in the future your faculty advisor.

  • This app is available in the App Store or Google Play Store, and you can search for it by typing “Navigate Student”.
  • Once you download the app, you will be prompted to select your school (University of Pittsburgh)
  • You will be asked to sign in with your Pitt username and password
  • You will be asked to authenticate your login using two-factor authentication (more info on this here: https://www.technology.pitt.edu/services/multifactor-authentication-pitt)
  • You will be prompted to fill out a short survey about your academic experiences and interests
  • After you’ve taken these steps, use the app to schedule an appointment with myself (Susan Gleason)or Jodi Burns:
  • Click on the purple “Appointments” button on the Explore menu
  • Click the blue “Schedule an Appointment” bar at the bottom of the My Appointments screen
  • Choose “Advising”
  • Choose “Pitt-Bradford Advising Center”
  • Choose the appropriate appointment type – you have a few (i.e., UPB Advising, UPB-AEP, UPB – Major/Career Exploration)
  • Choose “Academic Advising Center Hanley 218” as the location
  • Choose an available advisor

Our staff:

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Jodi Burns

Burns, Jodi

Academic Advisor/Coach

Academic Advising Center

Email: jburns@pitt.edu

Phone: 814-362-7645.

Location: 216 Hanley Library

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Cameron, Judy

Administrative Assistant

Academic Coaching and Tutor Center

Email: jac117@pitt.edu

Phone: 814-362-7533

Location: 218 Hanley Library

Susan Gleason

Gleason, Susan

Director of Academic Advising Center

Academic Advising Center

Email: behan@pitt.edu

Phone: 814-362-7549

Location: 214 Hanley Library

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The program is designed to assist student's who are not in good academic standing at the university. The program provides students with information about academic standing,university policies, and helpful resources to aid students in developing stronger strategies for success.

Completion of the Academic Enhancement Program is for all Pitt-Bradford students on academic probation and/or have been reinstated to the university following academic suspension.

The following steps must be completed prior to meeting with your assigned academic coach.

Academic Probation Requirements:

  1. Complete the Study Skills Assessment
  2. Schedule an appointment with your assigned academic coach:

Reinstated Student Requirements:

  1. Complete the Study Skills Assessment
  2. Schedule an appointment with your assigned academic coach:

Academic Coaches:

Sue Gleason behan@pitt.edu
Carma Horner clh71@pitt.edu
Jodi Burns jburns@pitt.edu
Kim Marcellin kmarcell@pitt.edu
Jean Barnard jab@pitt.edu

Other Helpful Resources:

Schedule an Appointment with a Peer Tutor
GPA Calculator

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Our Academic Advising Center specializes in helping students who are undecided about what major is right for them. Through personalized advising, special programs, and online tools, you are guided through the selection process. From exploring majors, to discovering your interests and strengths, to selection of a career and a major that is right for you, the Academic Advising Center is here.

Career and major exploration tools to help guide you.

Try some free online career exploration tools.

Helpful advice.

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Academic Advising Resources