Day: March 16, 2012

Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?

Yes.  Please be prepared.  Before your appointment, take a look at your transcript on Banweb.  It is important that you know exactly what classes are on it.

Bring the following with you to your appointment:

  1. The flowchart with classes crossed off that you’ve already completed and are currently taking.
  2. A list of any classes on your transcript that you don’t know where they belong on the flowchart.
  3. A list of classes that you plan to take next semester and beyond, even if it is a rough draft.  The semester planning worksheet will help with this.
  4. Anything we worked on during previous appointments.
  5. The folder containing advising handouts that you got during orientation or when you changed majors.

Copies of the advising handouts are also available on the department’s Advising Handouts webpage.  Appointments with an advisor may be made using the University email system.


A class that I planned to take is full. Can I still get into it?

Maybe.

If the course is a Chemical Engineering course, then email cmadvise@mtu.edu with your request.  We will increase capacity of almost any CM class, with only a few exceptions.  Lab sections cannot be expanded.

If the course is in another department, please contact the department or the instructor of the class with your request.

If you still are not able to get into the class then you should periodically check the enrollment until the semester starts.  If another student decides to drop the class then a seat will open up.  Remember that you can add/drop classes on Banweb from when registration opens through the first week of classes of that semester.


Senior UO and plant design classes are full. Can you get me into them?

Don’t worry.  Yes, we will get you into these classes.

The capacities (maximum number of students that can enroll) in these classes are purposely set low.  The reason that we do this is because we need to have the same number of students in each section as close as possible.  It is very difficult to predict how many seniors we will have with students leaving and returning from co-op.

If you cannot get into one or both of these classes, then you will need to email cmadvise@mtu.edu with the following information:

  1. Which class(es) you need to enroll in.
  2. Which section you prefer.
  3. Why you prefer that section.  Be specific.

You WILL get into the classes, however we cannot guarantee that you will get into the section that you prefer.  We do our best to match preferences whenever possible.