Undergraduate Advising

Current students may see academic advisors during walk-in hours or by an appointment in our offices, SME 241 A/B. For general questions, use the Virtual Advising Center  (VAC). The Virtual Advising Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on holidays. Post your question there and an academic advisor will respond to your question within 72 business hours unless there is a holiday break then they will be answered when the offices reopen.

Academic Advising Hours
Monday

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday
Closed all day

Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Walk-in sessions typically last 10-15 minutes and include:
- Degree audit checks and corrections (can be requested after Week 2 of each quarter)
- Academic planning review for the upcoming quarter only
- Academic forms review (double-major petitions, EAP, OAP, International Student Forms, etc.).
- Academic questions NOT involving a long-term plan
- Academic Difficulty
- Appointments are not necessary for the above inquiries

Appointments are 20-30 minutes and include: 
- Long-term academic planning review: Create your academic plan (2, 3, or, 4-year) prior to your appointment
- Appointment for long-term academic planning can be requested after Week 2 of each quarter
- Students must have completed CENG 1 or 4 or NANO 1 or 4  to request an appointment for long-term planning. If not, advisors will only review 1-2 future quarters.

How to schedule an appointment for long-term academic planning: 
- We do not schedule same-day appointments.
- Appointments are not required during the morning advising hours. We welcome walk-ins during the morning advising times.
- Appointments are required in the afternoon for long term planning due to a high-volume of advising sessions.
- Review the advising hours above and send us a message through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) with three dates and times that you are available to meet. An advisor will confirm your request.