Advising

When students come to the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, they are accepted as either Pre-Engineering, Engineering, or General Engineering majors. Advisors in the Fundamentals of Engineering Program will advise these students until they have met all the prerequisites to enter into their specific engineering discipline.

Transfer students who do not meet the prerequisites to enter into their specific engineering discipline are placed into Engineering and will have a Fundamentals of Engineering advisor as well.

If you have more questions on advisors, forms, and procedures, please contact the Statler College's Office of Student Services in room 141 ESB.

Students can create their own Academic Completion Plans to help guide them to stay on track for graduation in a timely manner. For more information about creating a plan, instructions can be found here.

Who is my advisor?

Follow these simple steps to find your advisor:

  1. Sign in to  portal.wvu.edu
  2. Click the DegreeWorks tab
  3. In the student information block your advisor should be listed

Advising Appointments

There are a variety of ways to contact your advisor for an appointment:

  1. Schedule an appointment through your advisor's Student Success Collaborative campaign emails.
  2. Email your advisor and request an appointment 
  3. Meet with your advisor during walk-in hours
For your "official" pre-registration advising appointment, your advisor may request that you complete the Academic Pre-Advising Review sheet.

Open Access Advising

The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is committed to student success.  To compliment the University belief that Advising Is Teaching, easy and open access to an academic advisor is important for students within the Fundamentals of Engineering program (FEP).  Our faculty realize the need for students to build an advising relationship, as well as meeting often.  In light of the importance of academic advising, the Fundamentals of Engineering program has initiated the following Advising Access Policy:

Open Access Advising is defined as at least two hours per week that academic advisors are in office to provide assistance to students with time sensitive issues.  Each academic advisor will set his/her open access availability each semester.  Open Access Advising is availability outside of regularly scheduled advising meetings and will be posted on the advisor’s office door.

Should a student have difficulty accessing his/her advisor during the listed Open Access times, please contact Ms. Jess Davis (ESB G109) for assistance.

In addition to weekly Open Access Advising, academic advisors will offer scheduled advising appointments through Student Success Collaborative (SSC Campus) for pre-registration discussions each semester for all assigned students.  Pre-registration appointments should begin during Week 5 for Honors students and during Week 6 for non-Honors students.

Throughout an academic semester, there are periods of time that access to an advisor is crucial.  During the following periods of time, academic advisors will be available 10:00a – 4:00p (around teaching and meeting schedules) for assistance:

  • First week of classes
  • Last Day to Drop an 8-week course
  • Last Day to Drop a 16-week course
  • Finals week
  • Welcome Week
  • Mid-Year Academy (Hours as scheduled)
  • Priority Registration Dates for students with 0-58 credit hours
    • On priority registration dates for sophomores and freshmen, academic advisors will be on-hand beginning at 8:00a.

FAQ

I am thinking about taking classes this summer near my home, what should I do?

  • You will need to complete paperwork for the Transient Credit.  The paperwork can be initiated with your assigned academic advisor.   Transient Credit Forms are available online.
  • For the summer 2017 term, ALL math courses will need a syllabus review.  For full instructions for the math review process, click here.
  • Other courses may also need a full review from the home department - see your assigned advisor for more information.
  • You may not substitute credit from another institution for a course in which you received a D or an F at WVU.  In this case, the course must be repeated at WVU.
  • The Statler College has guidelines for the approval of transient course work, please see the WVU Catalog for more information.
  • All transient course work must be approved by the Statler College Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  After careful review, it has been found that the following courses do NOT meet criteria to be considered equivalent to courses at WVU, and will be denied transient approval:
    • All sciences offered at Alfred University
    • MATH 155 (Calculus I) at the Community College of Allegheny County and Northern Virginia Community College.
    • All Statler College courses (BIOM, BMEG, CHE, CE, CPE, CS, EE, ENGR, IENG, MAE, MINE, PNGE) offered at Northern Virginia Community College.
    • All Statler College courses (BIOM, BMEG, CHE, CE, CPE, CS, EE, ENGR, IENG, MAE, MINE, PNGE) offered at Virginia Western Community College.
  • The Associate Dean will review all transient credit forms at the conclusion of the Spring 2017 semester - students should not expect an approval/rejection decision until that point.

I failed my first exam, what should I do now?

What if I decide to drop the class, what do I do?

You must consult your advisor prior to dropping any class.

What is the D/F repeat rule?

What is academic probation?

I am still unsure of what engineering discipline I want to study, what should I do?

I think I want to change my major, what do I do?

If you receive a failing grade what steps should you take?

How should you decide whether to drop a course or continue in the course?

What is the procedure for dropping a course?

What is the deadline for dropping a course?

How will dropping a course affect your academic status?

What is academic suspension?

Undergraduate Academic Probation and Suspension Policy

What is the University's policy on repeating a class at other colleges/universities when a student fails a course at WVU?

Academic Progress Policies

How will your financial aid or scholarships be affected if you drop below full time status?

What are the requirements to maintain eligibility for the PROMISE scholarship?

Does my major effect the GEF courses I should take?

Yes. If you intend to major in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, you are required to take ECON 201 and ECON 202. These courses will satisfy the GEF category 4 and 8.  If you intend to major in Civil Engineering, you will be required to take ECON 201, but not ECON 202.

What about my Military Science courses?

MILS 101 and MILS 102 will jointly count as satisfying GEF category 4. Similarly, MILS 201 and 202 will also jointly count as satisfying GEF category 4.

Is CHEM 116 required for my major?

What is the maximum number of credit hours a student can register?

What should a student do if he/she has a time conflict in the schedule, when trying to take specific classes?

What should a student do if a class is full?

What are the requirements to move into a major?

I have AP, CLEP, IB, Cambridge International, and/or Military Service Credit, what do I do?

  • Work with your advisor to ensure these credits appear on your transcript - equivalencies can be found at the WVU Admissions website.