Author: Danise Jarvey

New MET Academic Advisor

Welcome to the fall 2022 semester!

It is great to have you here and ready to start the new semester. We are here to help you to have a successful semester.

Tricia Stein is your new academic advisor this fall and came to MET from ME. Stop in and meet her in 319A EERC. Her email is

Danise will be retiring from Michigan Tech on September 30 and will be on campus part-time in 322 EERC until then. We will be working with Tricia as she transitions into her new role.

Have a good fall semester!

Spring 2022

Happy New Year,

I hope that you had a restful and enjoyable break and are ready for the spring 2022 semester! Classes begin next Monday, January 10th. Please refer to the University Academic calendar for tuition payment dates, holidays, drop/add deadlines, finals week and more. Here is the link.

Contact me as you need advising help before you begin the semester. I can meet with you in person as well as through Zoom.

I look forward to working with you this spring semester and hope that it is a good one for you.

Director of Academic Services – MMET Department
MET Academic Advisor
319A Electrical Energy Resources Center

Advising times:
Monday: 10am – 12pm, Tuesday: 9am – 12pm, Wednesday: 12pm-3pm, Thursday: 11am-1pm
Connect by Zoom, email me, or stop by my office
Phone: 906.487.2259
Pronouns: she/her/hers

2022 Spring/Summer Registration begins on October 24

Spring and summer registration begins on October 24 per the priority schedule based on earned credits. Prepare for registration by running your degree audit in BanWeb under the Student tab (Student Records, Degree Audit (lower right side)).

Visit me in my office (319A EERC) during my walk in advising hours below (also available through Zoom), or schedule an appointment by emailing me at

I will be meeting individually with first year students rather than in a group meeting. Email me to schedule a meeting before your registration. 

Monday: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Tuesday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Wednesday: 12–3 p.m.

Thursday: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Welcome to Fall 2021

Hello MET students,

I am excited to welcome you to campus this fall with classes beginning on Monday, August 30. I will have in person and Zoom office hours available to provide academic advising needs. You can email me at to set up an appointment during my advising times, or stop in my office in 319A EERC.

Office and Virtual Advising Hours
Monday: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Wednesday: 12–3 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.–1 p.m

Zoom link:

Have a great fall semester!

Spring 2021

Welcome to Spring 2021!

We are happy to have you here this semester and hope that it is off to a good start. Please let us know how we can assist you moving forward through the semester.

Enjoy Winter Carnival coming up on February 3-6.

The Spring Virtual Career Fair is coming up on February 17.

There are many events that you can take advantage of to put yourself in the best position for an internship, co-op or full-time position.

Fall drop date extended

As the fall semester continues, we know many students have faced challenges, both expected and unexpected. And in the context of current events, it is possible that you have gotten off track in one or more courses. If things haven’t gone as you planned, the information in this email may help you make decisions and prepare for the end of the semester.

The last day to withdraw from a class with a W grade has been extended to Friday, December 11, 2020. This extension was approved during a special session of the University Senate on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Students who wish to withdraw from a course can do so by sending an email to The email should include your name, M#, and the name of the course you want to drop.

If you have already dropped a course with a W and wish to re-enroll, please contact the Registrar’s Office by emailing You will need approval from your instructor in order to re-enroll.

At this point in the semester, domestic students will keep their full-time status even if they drop below 12 credits. This means your financial aid will not be impacted. Student-athletes should check with Assistant Athletic Director Rhys Edwards at prior to dropping a course.

International students must maintain 12 credits throughout the entire semester. If you feel you have extenuating circumstances and must drop below 12 credits, please email International Programs and Services at to ask about applying for a Reduced Credit Load.
If you are struggling, but you’re not sure withdrawing is the right choice, here are some actions you can take:
Talk to your instructor. Schedule a time to take a realistic look at your situation and go over best/worst case scenarios. They can also tell you whether you’re eligible to take an incomplete (I) or conditional (X) grade this semester. (If you take an I grade during a semester affected by the pandemic, you now have a full year past the end of the course to complete it.)

Talk to your advisor. They understand the consequences of dropping a class and can tell you when you’re able to repeat it. They also have valuable insight into how you can be successful at Michigan Tech.

Visit the Wahtera Center. Success Coaches can often offer test prep tips and advice on test taking strategies. Meetings are available remotely or in person. Email for information.

Reach out to your classmates. If you’re looking for a study partner, it’s almost guaranteed that someone else in your class is, too. Take the leap and ask the question in Zoom or Canvas messaging.

Continue with the class. Experience is valuable when you may need to repeat the course. Continuing gives you exposure to all the course material, and lets you experiment with study schedules and tactics that may work better for you on your second attempt.
Using these resources and thoughtfully evaluating your circumstances could lead to a solid finish for the semester. And remember, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being is available to provide support, too. Get in touch by emailing
You can do it, Huskies.

Bonnie Gorman
Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs
Jackie Huntoon
Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs