Who do I get advising from?
- All freshmen, sophomores and incoming transfer students are advised by the academic advisors in the Engineering Advising Center. Find out who the College's academic advisors are.
- If you are ready to take 300- and 400-level classes in your major, you are advised by your assigned faculty advisor in your department. Find out who your faculty advisor is.
Freshmen, Sophomores, Transfer Students
Freshmen, sophomores and incoming transfer students are advised by the academic advisors in the College of Engineering. We'll help make sure you start off on the right foot and guide you through both introductory-level engineering courses and University core curriculum requirements.
The Engineering Advising Center is located in room 108 of Cain Hall (EJCH).
Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.
We do not have drop-in hours. Please use the College of Engineering Advising Scheduler to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. If you are ready to take 300- and 400-level courses in your major, please contact your faculty advisor directly.
If you have a general or simple question, email us a CoENAdvising@unr.edu or call us at (775) 682-7721.
It is important to meet with your advisor on a regular basis. Freshmen and sophomores are required to meet their academic advisor once per semester, prior to registration. However, advisors are available for scheduled appointments year round.
Juniors and seniors should see their assigned faculty advisor every semester as well.
In general, you should see an advisor:
- Every semester before your registration date and time
- If you are considering dropping a class
- To discuss your academic progress
- If you want to learn more about a particular major or minor
- If you are considering graduate school
- To get help applying for graduation
The goal of advising is to guide students in meeting their educational goals in the most efficient way. Engineering classes are sequential and often only offered during a certain semester. It's important that you continually verify that you are on the right track to graduate.
Meeting with your advisor regularly is very important because your advisors can assist you with understanding all the university policies and requirements and enable you to graduate on time. If you follow instructions from your advisors and maintain the necessary grades, you'll be on the path to academic success.
To make the most out of your advising session, you should:
- Consider which classes you want to take before your appointment
- Make a list of any questions you have so you don't forget to ask about important details
- Bring something to write on and write with
As a transfer student, you need to make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor prior to enrolling in classes. All transfer students, regardless of number of credits earned, are advised by the Engineering Advising Center.
During the appointment, we will discuss how your classes may fit into the degree and possible substitutions. We will also provide you with information regarding degree requirements and college policies.
Prior to starting at the University, You can find information about transfer agreements, admissions and credit evaluation on the University's Transfer to Nevada website. You are also encouraged to attend a transfer orientation to learn about the University and its resources.
Students who are ready to take 300- and 400-level courses in their major
If you are taking upper-level courses in your major, you will see your faculty advisor for advisement. They can advise you specifically with your major and can give information about individual classes within their department.