What can I do to best prepare myself to succeed in the chemical engineering program at Michigan Tech?

Success in your freshmen and sophomore science classes is critical to your continued success in the chemical engineering courses.  It is our experience that the first step to being successful in our program (and in your chemical engineering career), is to get a C or better in the following key classes:

  • Math (MA 1032, MA 1160/1161, MA 2160, MA 3160, MA 2320/2121/2330, and MA 3520/3521/3530/3560)
  • Freshman Chemistry (CH 1150 and CH 1160)
  • Physics (PH 2100 and PH 2200)

If you receive a CD or D in any of the math, chemistry, or physics classes listed above, we strongly encourage you to retake the class BEFORE continuing on in the next class in the sequence.


I am a new transfer student. Do I need to meet with an advisor?

Yes!  We strongly encourage all incoming transfer students to meet with an advisor. We use this time to review transfer credit and to develop an expected graduation date based on remaining degree requirements, scheduling and prerequisite constraints, and your individual goals.

Walk-in office hours for new transfer students are scheduled during the fall transfer student orientation, which is held the Friday before fall classes start.  The transfer student orientation is highly recommended.  If you are not able to attend during this time or are transferring in during the spring or summer semesters, email cmadvise@mtu.edu to schedule an in-person or phone appointment with an advisor.





When are your walk-in hours?

Walk-in office hours, where no appointments are needed, are for students who need to make last minute adjustments to their schedule or who need assistance with registration for next semester.  They are held during peak advising times of the academic year, which are at the start of the semester (first and second week of classes) and during registration weeks (tenth week and eleventh week of classes).  Walk-in office hour times will be posted.  There are no summer walk-in office hours.

If you are looking for assistance with long term planning or need to complete a degree audit for graduation, we ask that you schedule an appointment for another time during the fall or spring semesters.