Tag: Appointments

What are Katie’s office hours?

If you are looking for the flowchart or other advising handouts, these are available on the Degree Requirements and Advising PDFs webpages.

If you are having problems registering for courses that are not chemical engineering courses, contact the Registrar’s Office.

Also check out our FAQ’s on the right hand side of the page for answers to many common questions.

Summer Advising

During summer semester priority is being given to emergency issues in need of immediate attention because of limited work hours.  If you have an issue during the summer, email cmadvise@mtu.edu;  your patience is appreciated!  Regular advising hours resume two weeks before fall semester starts.


How does a virtual advising meeting work?

Schedule a meeting with me using your Google calendar.

At your designated time, open your Google Calendar in a browser window.

  • Click on the meeting/appointment.
  • Click on Join Hangouts Meet.
  • Allow access to your microphone and camera. These are typically built into a laptop.
  • Click on Join Now.
  • If you do not have a computer or a microphone on your computer then you will need to email me your phone number.

I will join the meeting as soon as I am done with my previous meeting. If you have difficulty send me an email.


How do I make an appointment with a chemical engineering advisor?

During the summer, priority is given to issues in need of immediate attention because there are only limited advising hours.  If you have a pressing issue during the summer, email cmadvise@mtu.edu.  Regular advising hours will start two weeks before falls semester starts.

During the school year, if you need help with schedule planning, minors, co-ops, study abroad, changing majors, or degree audits then you will need to schedule an appointment with Katie Torrey (Chem Sci room 202M) using your Michigan Tech Google calendar.  Advising appointments are usually 30 minutes long.  Appointments will not be available during busy times; instead, there are scheduled walk-in office hours during busy weeks, and no appointment is necessary.

Please come prepared to your appointment.

Directions for using your Google calendar to find an available time and scheduling a meeting are below:

  1. Login to your Michigan Tech Google account.
  2. In the list of Google Apps, click on Calendar.
  3. Create a new event by clicking on your calendar.
  4. Enter a title for your meeting.
  5. IMPORTANT – Find an available appointment time.
    1. Click on “Edit event”.
    2. Click on the “Find a time” tab.
    3. Add a guest to your appointment.
      1. Located on the far right hand side of the page.
      2. For an appointment with Katie, enter kt@mtu.edu.
      3. The calendar for your guests will appear with busy and free (blank) times indicated.
    4. Modify event date and time to a time when you are both available.
      1. Event date and time are located at the top of the page.
      2. If you do not see any available times, try another day.
      3. Most advising appointments are a half hour long.
      4. The proposed appointment time will show up on the calendars as a box with moving dashed lines.
  6. Click Save.
  7. You will be asked if you want to send your guests an invitation.  Say “yes”.
  8. The appointment will show up on your calendar.  Check that it is at the day and time you intended.
  9. The person that you’ve invited will receive notification of a meeting request.  You will receive notification if they can or cannot attend.

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.


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.