First-Year Engineering Advising

First-Year Engineering has a staff of professional advisors, available to help students in a variety of academic success, registration, personal, and professional issues. The advisors are here to be a student's definitive source of information and advice; students can consult with their advisors any time they have a question or problem, no matter how small.

Advising Appointments

Appointments should be made for the following types of questions:

  • registration advising
  • discussing plans of study
  • issues of a personal and/or educational nature
  • exploring engineering options
  • questions about University or College policies
  • assistance with resumes
  • career questions
  • questions about MyPurduePlan or SEP
  • general questions and concerns

Students are invited to schedule 30-minute appointments with their assigned advisor by clicking here

Students must be on time for scheduled appointments. If you arrive later than five minutes after your appointment start time, your advisor may ask you to reschedule.

Walk-In Appointments

Walk-in questions with professional advisors are appropriate to:

  • resolve conflicts in your schedule
  • complete paperwork
  • sign a credit authorization form
  • ask time-sensitive questions

Walk-in times are designed for quick questions and therefore are held to 15 minutes per visit. Students should only use walk-in times of their assigned advisor unless the assigned advisor is not available and there is an immediate time sensitive matter. More information about walk-in times, including the schedule, is available here.

Student Advisors

Student advisors are upper-level engineering students who work part-time in the advising office. They are particularly good resources for engineering plans of study, questions about professional schools, COOP, Internships, Study Abroad, and extra/co-curricular activities and organizations. We recommend that students consult with a Student Advisor from the discipline(s) they are interested in pursing. The Student Advisor schedules are available here.