Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts


Undergraduate Advising Contacts

Pre-majors, minors, and French majors (already declared): Jen Sholtis

Information regarding major options, French study abroad (including pre-departure agreements), language placement questions: Dr. Heather McCoy

Jen Sholtis
Academic Adviser

Advising Roles

  • French major planning
  • French minor planning and declaration

Availability Fall 2021 (Beginning 8/30) 

Go to Starfish ( and if I am your assigned adviser you can find me on your home page (“My Success Network”).  If I am not your assigned adviser, type “Sholtis” into the Search bar and that should take you to my profile page where you can click on “Schedule Appointment” to view my availability. 

 Please make an appointment if you need help with

  • your next semester schedule (language pre-majors and majors)
  • concurrent major planning (feasibility, courses needed)
  • academic difficulty
  • Faculty Senate petitions (retroactive withdrawal or registration, etc.)

Heather McCoy
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Advising Roles

  • orientation to various French major options
  • declaration of French B.A. or B.S. major
  • discussion of career opportunities
  • study abroad advising for French major/minor
  • pre-departure agreements
  • course substitutions for abroad classes