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Undergraduate Advising

This information is provided to assist you in choosing your course of study at Penn State. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your academic advisor.

If you are unsure of who your academic advisor is please check LionPath for your advisors name and contact information. 

Interested in becoming a Statistics or Data Science-Statistical Modeling option major? Answers to most general questions about the majors, minor, prerequisites, and more can be found by reading:

Advising General Information

To schedule an appointment with Nimisha Thakur through Starfish:

  • Log into Starfish ( and click on "Services"
  • Go to the Science - Statistics Advising (STAT) service
  • You will see a list of all the service members to choose from to make an appointment
  • Click on “Schedule Appointment” next to the member profile of the advisor you wish to schedule with 
  • Click the + icon next to the appointment time that fits your schedule
  • Select a reason for the appointment
  • Type a detailed description for the meeting to help the advisor prepare for your meeting
  • Once you create the appointment, you will get an email confirming the appointment and you will get a reminder closer to the appointment time. Your “Dashboard” will show you all of your appointments


    Thomas Building

    Undergraduate Advising will be available remotely via zoom till Summer 2021

    (814) 865-1348 |

    You can set up a zoom appointment via Starfish or visit your adviser during walk in hours every week during Fall and Spring semester. 

    During summers, no walk in advising is available. 

    Walk in hours Availability during the semester

    Thursdays, 1- 3 pm

    Fridays, 10- 12pm

    During these hours,  your adviser is available via her zoom meeting room.



    Undergraduate Advising

    Eberly College of Science Forms

    Forms commonly used by Eberly College of Science Students can be found at: Registrar's Student Forms Index

    Please consult with your academic advisor if the form you are looking for is not listed.

    Undergraduate Bulletin for Statistics and Data Science - Statistical Modeling Option

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