Advising & Academic Support

If you need support, PAFA has the academic resources you need to help you meet your goals, from general degree guidance to one-on-one tutoring.

Writing Workshop


Academic Advising

Academic advising extends the mentoring relationship between students and faculty, as they work together to plan a meaningful learning experience at PAFA.

All students have a faculty advisor in their major/concentration department beginning in their second year. Advisors work individually with their advisees each semester to discuss their interests and goals and to build a full schedule of classes and critics.

Certificate and PAFA BFA students must meet with their academic advisor prior to the day of registration. Students should bring their registration roster signed by the student and their academic advisor.

Academic Accommodations

PAFA is committed to assuring equal educational opportunity and full participation for all students. Disclosure of a disability is voluntary, and a student’s responsibility. A student with a documented disability may be eligible to receive assistance through the Office of Student Services. Eligibility for reasonable accommodations is determined on a case-by-case basis after comprehensive documentation is reviewed.

Documentation must be current (within the last 3 years) and directly submitted by a qualified practitioner who is not related to the student. It must consist of a comprehensive assessment and include evidence of substantial impairment of a major life activity. Treatments and services currently utilized to minimize the impact of the condition should be described, as well as recommendations for accommodations in a post-secondary setting.

To submit documentation and request accommodations, visit the Office of Student Services on the third floor of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, or contact PAFA Student Care Coordinator, Julianna Fomenko:

Writing & ESL Advisors

Need some help with writing? Writing Advisors are available to go over a draft of a paper or even to discuss an organizational outline for an assignment. Sign-ups can be done online. Meetings will take place in a setting that is most convenient for the student and advisor (online or in-person).

ESL Writing Advisor, Justin Holmes' Acuity Scheduler:


BFA Writing Advisor, Heather Holmes' Acuity Scheduler:



Contact Us

Student Services at PAFA is fully committed to assisting students with their needs and questions.

Telephone: (215) 972-2199

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