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Advising FAQs

Where do I go for advising?

Current Students

Upon completion of progression requirements, students matriculate to a major discipline and from that point forward are advised by primary role advisors within the Statler College Advising Center.

Incoming Transfer Student

Transfer students will be assigned to an advisor either within the specialized first-year team of advisors or in-major advisor, depending on current math readiness.

Students can find their assigned advisor within the Student Block in DegreeWorks.

Advising Meetings

Advisors meet with students for a variety of reasons and can provide a wealth of information and resources. These sample meeting outlines provide students insight into what to expect from a meeting with their advisor. Of course, each advising interaction is unique to the student and advisor at the time, and some meetings will be a combination of those listed below and some meetings will be entirely new experiences. The goal of working with an academic advisor is to have an advocate for your success during your time in the Statler College.

How to Schedule an Appointment

  1. Click your assigned advisor's name below.
  2. When prompted:
    • Select "Advising" for type of appointment
    • Select "Statler Advising" for Service
    • Select preferred date
    • Click "Find Available Time"
    • When you review appointment details, please be sure to note how you prefer to meet (In Office or Virtual). Meeting modality selection screen

Need to Cancel an Appointment?

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Calendar icon.
    Showing location of calendar icon in Navigate
  3. Find your appointment date and time, then double click.
    Appointment date and time on calendar.
  4. Click the "Cancel" button.
    Cancel button within Navigate.
  5. Select the reason to cancel, include a comment, and click "Mark as Cancelled".
    Cancellation screen


The Statler College Advising Center is committed to assisting sophomore, junior, and senior in-major students with their academic, personal, and professional goals. Advisors utilize the National Academic Advising Association's belief that "Advising is Teaching" and practice appreciative advising techniques. Academic advising is a collaborative effort that supports students in the development of clear and realistic goals. Academic advisors provide guidance to support student goals, but the primary responsibility for educational decisions remains with the student. As a student progresses closer to graduation, it is expected that they have learned to make informed and increasingly independent decisions.

Advising Syllabus

First Meeting - Advisors Will:

  • Get to know the student and their unique needs
  • Explore why engineering was the selected major - what excites them about engineering?
    • Understanding why a student selected engineering can help guide future resource connections
  • Discuss future goals for experiential education
  • Share information about appointments and office hours

Pre-Registration - Advisors Will:

  • Review your current courses and discuss any areas of concern
  • Provide connections to appropriate campus resources (tutoring, Carruth, Career Services, etc.)
  • Review DegreeWorks and path to graduation
  • Determine best courses for the next semester
  • Discuss summer term and transient requirements
  • Complete any necessary forms (course substitution, credit overload, transient, minor declaration, etc.)

Outreach Meeting - Advisors Will:

  • This meeting is for students that are determined to be "at-risk"
    • "At-Risk" can describe students of varying degrees of academic success.
  • Discuss the reasons for "at-risk" status
  • Provide appropriate connections to resources
  • Discuss habits and how those habits are contributing (or not) to their academic and personal goals

Walk-In Meetings - Advisors Will:

  • Discuss add/drop of a course
  • Complete forms as needed
  • Assist with registration issues
  • Provide resources for appeals

Mid-Semester Help Center - Advisors Will:

  • Discuss drop of a course
  • Provide information about mid-semester courses to add
  • Discuss how an add/drop of course(s) at mid-semester can affect completion rate for financial aid and scholarships
  • Provide connections to campus resources as appropriate

Advising Timeline