Academic Advising

Important Note:

CSE Academic Advising services are offered both online and in-person. When scheduling an appointment, please pay close attention to the modality you select. If you select online, you will receive the Zoom link in your reminder email. Please make sure to check your UMN email account within 24 hours of your appointment for that information. Learn more about Zoom

You may schedule an appointment in one of three ways:

If you have been admitted to your major (upper division), contacting your departmental advisor/Director of Undergraduate Studies can also be helpful in answering your major-specific questions.

We are here to help you:

  • Select courses
  • Stay on track for graduation in four years
  • Understand academic policies
  • Connect with opportunities and services
  • Celebrate your accomplishments

When do I meet with an advisor?

Before you can register for courses. We will also talk about your long-term course plan and how things are going for you.

When you have a question about an academic policy.

If you’re struggling with academics or life. We are committed to supporting your well-being and academic achievement. We will talk about your options and give you resources to get the help you need.

Who is my advisor?

Prospective students: Contact the University of Minnesota Office of Admissions if you have questions about academic requirements or the admissions process.

New students: During orientation, you will meet with College of Science and Engineering academic advisors and peer assistants. You will learn about college and University requirements and register for your first semester.

Pre-major students: During your first semester, you are assigned a College of Science and Engineering academic advisor who will stay with you through your time as an undergraduate. Your advisor works with students in your intended major and is also familiar with other programs in the college. You can view your advisor’s name and contact information on MyU.

Students admitted to their major: After your acceptance into a major, a departmental advisor or faculty member will be your main contact for academic planning. Your College of Science and Engineering academic advisor will continue to provide information and support as needed.

University Honors students: You are assigned an honors advisor who works closely with the College of Science and Engineering advising team. Visit the honors website for your honors advisor's office hours.

More information:

Student Services in the College of Science and Engineering  (Academic Advising, Career Center and Collegiate Life) are committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive community of learning and scholarship by generating and maintaining support systems for all persons to thrive, especially those individuals and groups highlighted by the University of Minnesota’s Office of Equity and Diversity.

Diversity is embraced and recognized as enrichment to the overall educational experience. We strive to ensure that students, especially those from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering, have the opportunity to realize their aspirations while also valuing their contributions to the daily life of the College of Science and Engineering.