Advising Services Center
Welcome to the University Advising Services Center.
Throughout your college experience it is not uncommon to have questions about scheduling, planning for the future, choosing a major and more.
The University Advising Services Center provides comprehensive academic advising for students and faculty. This office serves as the primary source for all undecided and liberal studies advisement. This office also provides drop in advisement to all university students. UASC also serves as a resource for all faculty for professional development and answers to advising questions.
Learn more by stopping by 144-B Ralston Hall.
Registering for Classes
Pre-registration for future semesters typically occurs toward the middle of each semester. Students should take this time to schedule an appointment to meet with their advisor and plan which classes to take for the upcoming term.
Each student will receive an email from the registrar that includes the date and time they can begin registering for classes through MyClarion. This is not an appointment with your advisor or UASC. Students should schedule a meeting with their academic advisor or with an advisor at UASC prior to their scheduling date/time. This will allow you to plan a schedule and find classes you would like to take. Failing to plan ahead can lead to a low selection of classes and difficulty obtaining a complete final schedule.
Note: UASC does not accept emailed appointment requests. Please call 814-393-1879 or stop by 144-B Ralston Hall to make an appointment.
How to Register:
- About a week before registration begins (the ninth or 10th week of the semester), watch your Clarion email for a message informing you of your registration date and time. You may also view this information in MyClarion.
- Use MyClarion to check for registration holds that could prevent you from scheduling classes. Be sure to take care of any holds before your registration date and time.
- Make an appointment to meet with your advisor to plan your schedule. Be prepared for your appointment. Bring with you a printout of your degree audit, a tentative schedule or list of courses you are considering, and any other questions you may have about your academic progress.
- Consult the Registrar's website to find the list of classes that are offered for the upcoming semester and seat availability. Make a list of classes you’d like to take and their individual call numbers. Review the course descriptions and pre-requisites in the course catalog.
- Log on to MyClarion and access Student Center -> Enroll. The registration screen will not become available until your designated scheduling time. Type the call numbers of your chosen classes into the boxes and click Submit. The classes will be added to your schedule. If there is a reason why they could not be added, it will be listed at the top of the screen. You may make changes to your schedule any time through the drop/add period (Thursday of the first week of classes).
- Check your schedule on MyClarion and print a copy for your reference next semester. It is your responsibility to confirm the accuracy of your schedule.
Undecided? You are not alone:
- 20 – 50 percent of all incoming freshman are undecided
- Students typically change their major two to three times before deciding
- Being undecided allows you to explore the programs at Clarion University before choosing
- The key to success as an undecided student is working with your academic advisor and the staff at UASC to make the most of your resources and choose a major in a timely manner.
- For more help, call our office to set up an appointment with one of our volunteer advisors who can help you choose classes and, eventually – a major.
UASC not only advises students, we also provide advice for advisors. Faculty professional development and advisor training workshops are offered periodically, and are open to all advisors. If you have questions while advising your own students, feel free to contact us. Consult the resources and links below for ideas on how to improve the effectiveness of your advising.
The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) is an association of professional advisers, counselors, faculty, administrators and students working to enhance the educational development of students. National and Regional meetings are held annually, and numerous faculty professional development workshops and webinars are offered throughout the year to address specific advising issues.
Dr. Andrew Keth, Biology