College of General Studies Advising is currently offering advising services on a remote basis only via Skype for Business, phone, or email. Students who have questions should contact their assigned advisor directly via email. All other inquiries may be directed to CGSAdv@Pitt.edu.
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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
- Personal Issues
- Problems with Major/Minor
- Study Abroad Opportunities/Service Learning Experiences
- University Policies/Procedures
- Withdrawal/Resignation Decisions
Student Responsibilities in the Advising Relationship
To acquire the skills needed to assume final responsibility for course scheduling, program planning, and the successful completion of all graduation requirements.
- Become knowledgeable about the relevant policies, procedures, and rules of the University and academic programs.
- Be prepared with accurate information when contacting the advisor, whether in an appointment or by phone.
- Access my.pitt.edu for important updates, resources, and course information.
- Be actively engaged in seeking the academic and career information necessary to meet their educational goals.
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 here.
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
College of General Studies advising services are being offered remotely via Skype for Business and email. Please direct general questions and inquiries to CGSAdv@Pitt.edu.
CGS & Pitt Students
A College of General Studies advisor is available daily for walk-in academic advising sessions (please see revised schedule effective 02/24/20). 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.
Non-Pitt (Prospective) Students
Prospective students may contact Colleen O'Neil, Senior Assistant Director from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. O'Neil can be reached for more information or to schedule an appointment.