Academic Advising Requirements
Advising at Orientation
All new undergraduates, both freshmen and transfer students, are required to attend an orientation session to learn about Portland State University and its academic curriculum and to meet with academic advisers.
First-year Advising Requirement
All newly admitted undergraduates are required to receive academic advising from their intended major during their first year in order to register for the following year. For example, students admitted in fall term must receive advising from their intended major(s), during the academic year, based on the department's specific advising plan, in order to register in May for the following fall term.
Students who are exploring or changing majors (i.e. undecided or undeclared) are advised by Advising and Career Services. Students in pre-professional programs (e.g. education, medicine, nursing) may receive their advising from either their intended major or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Center. Students should contact their major department, their college or school advising center, or Advising and Career Services to clarify their advising options.