• Graduate Advising

Graduate Advising

Academic advising takes place in the program/department with the advisor(s) and/or graduate coordinator/administrator.  For additional advising, students may come to the Graduate Engineering Research and Academic Services Office (RAS) virtual zoom drop-in hours while terms are in session. This can be for general inquiries, wellness concerns, policy questions, and assistance navigating Penn offices or who to turn to for questions.

Virtual hours for Fall/Spring terms are as follows:
Mondays/Thursdays from 1:00-3:00pm(ET)
Tuesdays/Wednesdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm(ET)
No advising on Friday

Virtual Summer advising is held on Wednesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm(ET).


All graduate students receive the advising link(s) via email multiple times each semester. Students should review their email for the links and details. If you are unable to attend office hours, additional in-person advising may be available by appointment only. We are accessible via email between 8am-5pm (ET) Monday-Friday during the semester as well.


Graduate Advisors:
Alyse Edwards, Director for Graduate Programs
Tori Frew, Assistant Director of Graduate Academic Affairs
Courtney Johnson, Graduate Academic Affairs Coordinator

Dr. Boon Thau Loo, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs,  can also be reached by appointment.



Not sure who to ask? Feel free to email the graduate advisors via the general email and one person will respond as soon as feasible within 48 business hours.