Advising

Advising Student CGS

Your advisor is your individual and personal connection to the University of Pittsburgh—your guide, advocate, and a key member of your support team. Our advisors are here to help you achieve your academic goals by providing information and advice about your educational experiences, such as the course selection, internships, study abroad opportunities, and service learning experiences. The advising team can also assist you with any questions about curriculum requirements and the policies, procedures, and guidelines of the University. 

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. 

Make an Appointment

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. Whether you are looking for advice or information, our advisors are here for you.

Contact your advisor if you have a question or need information about the following:

  • Problems with your major or minor
  • Internships
  • Academic holds
  • Graduation review
  • Add/drop decisions 
  • Withdraw or resignation decisions
  • Personal issues
  • Career choices

For more information about when to schedule an appointment, consult the Advising Syllabus.

To schedule an appointment, call 412-624-6600 or stop by our office located on the first floor of Wesley W. Posvar Hall.

Regular business hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. during the fall and spring terms. Regular office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer term.

Advising Walk-In Appointments for Summer (2187) Term:

Academic Advising for CGS & Pitt Students Only:           

May 7-August 4, 2018: Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

A College of General Studies advisor is available daily for walk-in sessions. These appointments are typically between 10 and 15 minutes and are first-come, first-serve.  

Note: You cannot have your advising hold lifted during a walk-in appointment.  

Non-CGS (Prospective) Students:

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

These sessions are good for anyone seeking reinstatement, possible transfer students, or students from another school wanting to inquire about our degree programs. 

Academic Advisors

Tiwanda Taylor
Director of Advising and Student Support
tltst28@pitt.edu

Tom Damski
Academic Advisor 
tjdst27@pitt.edu

Courtney Fleck
Academic Advisor 
courtney.fleck@pitt.edu

Krista Stokes
Academic Advisor
kqs1@pitt.edu

Mel Watkins 
Academic Advisor 
mwatkins@pitt.edu