Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Undergraduate Advising and Registration

CSU Advising

Mission

Guided by CSU’s Principles of Community and the Land-Grant mission of access and equity, we achieve our vision through an integrated community of advisors who engage in intentional, holistic, and relationship centered interactions to empower all students to navigate their unique paths and foster learning, development and academic success.

Mechanical Engineering Advising

Syllabus

The Department of Mechanical Engineering Advising Syllabus communicates the expectations of what you will learn and be able to accomplish as the result of a collaborative relationship between you and your advisor. Use this syllabus as both a guide for connecting with your advisor and resource to support you in achieving your goals.

Student Learning

Outcomes

The Advising Relationship

Advisor and Student Expectations

Advisor

Responsibilities

Student

Responsibilities

Email

Expectations

Advisors are available via email to answer questions. Advisors use CSU email accounts as the primary means of contacting students. If you use another email, you should forward all your CSU mail to the account you check regularly.

Advising Appointment

Expectations

Meeting With Your Advisor

We are here to support you as you pursue your goals. ​

There are multiple ways to connect with your advisor. See below to determine the appropriate option for your needs.​

How to

Connect

Advisors are available to connect with you remotely in a variety of ways.  Email is the quickest and most convenient way to connect with your advisor at any time.  Advisors are also offering Office Hours, Scheduled Advising Appointments, and Drop-Ins via Microsoft Teams.  See below for information about these different meetings options including how to access them and their respective schedules.  You should not reach out directly via MS Teams to your advisor, they will not respond.  Be sure to download and test the Microsoft Teams application as soon as possible. You can refer to this website for more information on using Teams.

Office Hours

August 24 to September 1, 2020 
Meet with your advisor without an appointment to address timely issues and questions regarding the current semester. View our schedule and how to connect here.

Drop-Ins

September 2 to December 11, 2020
This is a time for students to get “quick questions”, no more than 10 minutes, answered by an advisor.  Topics appropriate for drop-ins include overrides, forms, needing signatures, and other “quick questions”.  No appointment needed. Drop-in hours are in Mountain Daylight Time.

Mondays:  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MDT
Tuesdays: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. MDT
Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. MDT
Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MDT
Fridays: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. MDT

To access drop-ins during a scheduled time, click this link to be directed to our Advising Microsoft Teams Lobby.  The Advising Microsoft Teams Lobby is only monitored during scheduled Office Hours and Drop-In hours, double-check the schedule before joining.  
*Please do not use the chat function in the MS Teams Lobby! We will be notified that you have joined and will be with you as soon as someone is available.

Scheduled Advising

Appointments

Once a semester you are required to meet with your advisor for a 30-minute, scheduled meeting.  Discuss your educational experience, such as next semester scheduling, graduation plans, internships, getting involved on campus and education abroad.  There are three types of scheduled advising appointments.  Be courteous of time.  Late arrivals may be required to reschedule.  If you need to miss your appointment, email the Mechanical Engineering Department front desk immediately to cancel.

Early Advising Appointments

September 2-18, 2020
A link to schedule an appointment is sent out to all students to meet early in the semester and get a head start on planning.  Appointments during early advising are first-come, first-serve.

Advising Appointments by Registration Access Time

Links to schedule an appointment are sent out in waves based on registration access times 

Dates for Advising Appointments by Registration Access Time windows

You will get the scheduling link a few days before the start of your window:

Senior/Priority Registration – September 21-October 6, 2020

Junior Registration – October 7-16, 2020

Sophomore Registration – October 19-27, 2020

First-Years Registration – October 28-November 6, 2020 

Late Advising Appointments

After November 9, 2020 
If you fail to schedule during Early Advising or during your Advising Appointments by Registration Access Time window, you will have to wait to have a late advising appointment.  This may impact your ability to register on time. A link to schedule a Late Advising Appointment will be sent out to impacted students.

Important

Dates

Registration Guide

Please contact your advisor to schedule an appointment regarding semester schedule and graduation planning, advising codes, and strategies for academic success. 

Check-in using the front desk kiosk by entering your CSU ID number or swiping your RamCard. Your advisor will meet you in the waiting area. Drop-ins are brief 10-minute-maximum meetings to ask questions and obtain signatures, overrides, and forms. If your assigned advisor is not available for a general question, please see another advisor.

M: 10:30-11:30 
TU: 1:30-2:30 pm
W: 3:00-4:00 pm
TH: 10:30-11:30 am
FRI: 9:30-10:30 am

Semester Planning Appointment

Your assigned academic advisor will send an email to your @rams.colostate.edu with a link to his/her calendar to schedule your semester planning appointment.

Calendar Link Email
FEB 6: Priority Students and Seniors
FEB 17: Juniors
MAR: 4 Sophomores
MAR 25: First-Year Students

Your planning appointment needs to occur ahead of your scheduled registration access date.

Registration Access Dates
APR 6: Priority Students
APR 7: Seniors
APR 10: Juniors
APR 17: Sophomores
APR 23: First-Year Students

Your access time is available through RAMweb.

Before your semester planning appointment, please review your Degree Process Audit, which is a tool for verifying that students have met or are in the process of meeting the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCCs) as well as major and minor curriculum requirements. The audit enhances degree and program planning with a dynamic report showing the courses required for all declared majors and minors, as well as how all transfer and CSU courses count towards a specific degree. Degree Process Audit is available through RAMweb.

Please also prepare questions for curriculum and scheduling. Your advisor can provide you with Department, College, and University policies, tutoring resources, information on joining student organizations, and internship co-op and education abroad opportunities.

When you arrive for your semester planning appointment, please check-in using the front desk kiosk by entering your CSU ID number or swiping your RamCard. Your assigned advisor will meet you in the waiting area.

During your semester planning appointment, you will receive an advising code. This code is a required six-digit number for registration, and is not available via email, from MESA, or during drop-in hours.

Registering

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