Computer Engineering Academic Advising
Advising is your opportunity to have a discussion with someone knowledgeable about your curriculum and your plans, in and outside of school. All upper-division undergrads—those who have completed 45 credits—must be advised by a professor. Students who have completed fewer credits are advised in the Office of Student Development, St 2M-7, x8040.
If you are an upper-division CpE major, you are assigned to an advisor alphabetically based on your last name. A–K are advised in Computer Science and L–Z in Electrical Engineering.
In preparation for advising, you should:
- Take the time to think about your academic and career goals;
- Prepare questions before your advising session;
- Initiate contact with a faculty or staff advisor for the required once-per-semester advising session, and other sessions throughout the academic year;
- Make appointments for advising sessions during posted office hours. Notify the advisor or someone in the advisor’s office if it is impossible to keep appointments;
- Ask questions. If you do not understand, ask, ask, ask!!
- Familiarize yourself with College’s Academic Calendar to understand important deadlines (i.e., drop/add deadlines);
- Schedule courses that meet your degree requirements and educational and career interests;
- Accept responsibility for making final decisions related to your coursework;
- Do the proper follow-up after an advising session.
The academic advisor should:
- Provide accurate and current information about School of Engineering and College rules, regulations, policies, requirements, etc.
- Assist students with creating an appropriate course schedule;
- Provide students with current career information and career opportunities within major and specialization areas;
- Encourage students to utilize School of Engineering and College-wide support services and initiate contact with these offices, if necessary.
- Monitor students’ academic performance and recommend appropriate interventions, as necessary.