Undergraduate Advising


Attention students:

Due to the COVID-19 situation, all advisors are working remotely and in-person advising is not currently available. We are, however, maintaining the same advising schedule below. Advisors are unable to assist students over email or phone so all advising questions, concerns, or zoom appointment requests must go through the Virtual Advising Center. To request a zoom appointment, please submit a VAC message with your reason for meeting and at least three day/time blocks you are available. An advisor will return your message with zoom information.

We will proceed with normal advising hours when we return to campus.


Current students may see academic advisors during walk-in hours or by an appointment in our offices, SME 241 A/B. For general questions, continuing and transfer students can 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. Please note, no advising questions will be answered over the phone or via email.

Academic Advising Sessions

Academic Advising Hours - Email Student Affairs

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 and print out 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.


For more in-depth information about the programs, curriculum, advising and student resources, please check out our

2020-21 Student Handbook.

student handbook

Please review our Academic Planning Tips which was discussed in Summer and Transfer prep orientation.

Academic Planning Tips