Advising Options

Advising for first year and undeclared engineering students takes place in the Student Development Center. Students are required to sign up for a time to meet with a professional advisor, Josh AtcherAnat Levtov, or Nancy Schneider before early registration for the upcoming semester begins. Appointments can be made either through MyUI (Student Information - Advising Appointment), or by contacting the Student Development Center at 319-335-5763 or 3124 Seamans Center.

Undeclared engineering majors should declare their program of study no later than the start of the spring semester of their sophomore year.

Currently enrolled, declared engineering students are required to meet with their faculty academic advisor at least once a semester prior to registering for the next semester's courses, generally the week before early registration begins. Students will be able to schedule an appointment with their advisor through MyUI to meet and discuss their upcoming semester courses; alternatively, faculty will place a sign-up sheet outside their office door with available times. Typically, students can begin scheduling online or by sign-up sheet two weeks prior to early registration.  If a student is unable to meet with their faculty during the times listed, it is the student's responsibility to contact the faculty member and set up a time that will fit within their schedule.

Students can find out who their academic advisor is by logging into MyUI and going to "Student Information" then "Program of Study & Advisors". Students wishing to change their academic advisor may do so by completing the Change of Major/Academic Advisor form.

Expectations for students:

  • To meet with their faculty advisor at least once a semester, although it is highly recommended to meet more frequently
  • To arrive on time as scheduled
  • To come prepared to the appointment with list of future courses, questions and concerns

Students with questions regarding the Pre-Requisite Check and policies should refer to the Pre-Requisite Q & A.

The Peer Advisor program is a resource developed by students, for students. They offer advice on their respective majors, course combinations, course loads, and share their personal journeys to a career in engineering. Additionally, they provide support to their peers through workshops and outreach.

Come to the Student Development Center, 3124 Seamans Center, for assistance with your questions about majors, general education courses, or policies and procedures. The Peer Advisors work closely with the professional academic advising staff.

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Students who have declared a pre-professional major have the opportunity to meet with an additional advisor in the Academic Advising Center, C210 Pomerantz Center, throughout their undergraduate career. The pre-professional advisors will help students as they prepare for their application to graduate or professional school. These programs include Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, and other pre-health programs.

If you are interested in pursuing a pre-professional major in addition to your degree in Engineering, email you advisor to declare.

Pre-Health Resources
Pre-Law Resources

In the College of Engineering, we hope that students will take advantage of numerous opportunities to get involved beyond the classroom to become an “Engineer and something more.” If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities below, you are welcome to schedule an appointment by contacting the Student Development Center at 319-335-5763 or 3124 Seamans Center.

Events

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar

Thursday, March, 2 - 3:30 pm

Tunable Energetic Material presented by Assistant Professor Travis Sippel, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University. Abstract:  Since the invention of gunpowder, energetic...

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Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar

Thursday, March, 2 - 3:30 pm

Tunable Energetic Material Presented by: Travis Sippel Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Iowa State University, Ames IA Abstract: Since the invention of...

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Explore Engineering@Iowa Day

Saturday, March, 4 - 9:00 am

Prospective students will be able to learn more about Engineering@Iowa through meeting faculty members, listening to departmental presentations, talking with current students, etc.

Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences

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