Freshman Advising Information


All College of Engineering freshmen are advised in the Office of Student Development and Success (OSDS) until they successfully complete the freshman curriculum and are moved to the department where they are assigned an academic advisor in their major department. All freshman advisors are available to meet with students during office hours and by appointment. Students who need additional help during registration may schedule an appointment through Connect.

Prior to registration, students must complete the pre-registration advising process and develop a proposed class schedule (Plan of Study) for the upcoming semester based on the Academic Plan for the student's major. An advising (registration) hold is placed on every student until the advising process is successfully completed and approved by the student's academic advisor. The advisor then lifts the advising hold so that students can register for classes.

Pre-registration advising information and University policies and procedures related to advising are communicated via 49er email only. Advising for spring semester course registration usually begins after fall break. Advising for summer and fall semester course registration usually begins after spring break. The freshman advising period is typically about three weeks. Students who do not complete the advising process by the deadline will not be able to meet with an advisor and register for classes until the beginning of the next semester. Students should check their 49er email for specific instructions and important deadlines.