Advising Student CGS

The College of General Studies is home to a talented group of experienced and dedicated academic advisors, happy to help you navigate through the University and achieve your academic goals. All degree-seeking and certificate students in the College of General Studies are assigned an advisor to work with throughout their time at the University. Your advisor is your individual and personal connection to the University of Pittsburgh—your guide, advocate, and a key member of your support team. 

Contact your advisor if you have a question or need information about any of the following and more:

  • Academic/Advising Holds
  • Add/Drop Decisions 
  • Career Choices
  • Course Selection
  • Curriculum Requirements
  • Graduation Review
  • Internships
  • Personal Issues
  • Problems with Major/Minor
  • Study Abroad Opportunities/Service Learning Experiences
  • University Policies/Procedures
  • Withdrawal/Resignation Decisions

Make an Appointment

You may schedule an advising appointment online by using NAVIGATE - an online system for Pitt Students.  You may either download the app from Google Play or the App Store.  You may also login at the following link:

The College of General Studies is located on the first floor of Wesley W. Posvar Hall. Regular business hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:30 AM–6 PM, and Friday from 8:30 AM–5 PM during the fall and spring terms. Business hours are from Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM during the summer term.  For general questions, please call 412-624-6600.

Walk-In Schedule for Spring (2204) term:

CGS & Pitt Students:        

A College of General Studies advisor is available daily for walk-in academic advising sessions. These appointments are typically between ten and fifteen minutes and are first-come, first-serve. Note: You cannot have your advising hold lifted during a walk-in appointment.  

January 21st to April 24th 2020   Monday through Friday 12 PM -1 PM

Non-Pitt (Prospective) Students:

Prospective students may contact Colleen O'Neil, Senior Assistant Director from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at:  Ms. O'Neil can be reached for more information or to schedule an appointment.  

Academic Advisors

Advisor Email
Tiwanda Taylor
Director of Advising and Student Support
Shannon DeMateo
Academic Advisor
Krista Stokes
Academic Advisor