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Learning and Advising Center

The Learning and Advising Center is the primary resource for students at all levels who wish to get the most from their academic experience at Philadelphia University. We are a “one-stop shop” offering free tutoring in all Philadelphia University courses, and Supplemental Instruction (SI) in specific first-year courses. We have a staff of professional tutors for writing, math and study skills, and trained peer tutors for content areas.

We provide academic advising for first-year and transfer students. Advisors are full-time faculty representing all the schools and majors at the University. Go to www.philau.edu/learning for more information and schedules for tutoring and first-year advising.

Mission

The first-year advising program at Philadelphia University instructs students in how best to use and appreciate the resources of the University in order to meet their educational and professional goals. Advisors provide opportunities and assist students to make decisions that are consistent with their abilities and interests. Deliberate and intentional academic advising guides students in setting goals, making choices, collaborating with others and valuing the contribution of higher education to real-world problem solving.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Value the role of the academic advising process in their University learning experience.
  • Make sound decisions concerning degree and career goals based upon their abilities and interests, and University policies and procedures.
  • Develop an educational plan for successfully achieving their goals.
  • Appreciate collaboration with others across programs and disciplines, including the college studies curriculum.
  • Use campus resources and services to assist them in achieving their academic, personal and career goals.