As a student in the College of Engineering, we highly recommend that you meet with your academic advisor at least twice a year prior to registration to discuss your academic progress. We encourage you to make appointments for advising starting in October and March each year to avoid the registration rush.

It's especially important that you meet with us as you prepare to enter your junior and senior years so that you are sure of the classes needed for graduation.

Advising Appointments

Appointments can be scheduled in-person at the Advising Center in TBE A207, or by calling 702-895-2522. The 30-minute appointments can be held in-person in the advising center or virtually.

Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis with the advisor assigned to your major. During peak advising times, mid-March through April and mid-October through November, it is recommended to schedule advising appointments early as advisors can get booked out several weeks.

Open Advising: 10 Minute Quick Drop-in Advising Sessions with the Advisor of the Day

Open advising is only for current, enrolled UNLV students, no transfer, incoming freshman or change of majors students will be seen and will need to make a full advising appointment.

Open advising is for the following:

  • Meant to be a quick 10 minute sessions
  • On a first-come first-serve basis
  • Quick questions, resource assistance, semester schedule changes, or quick semester planning
  • Not for change of majors, this requires a full appointment
  • Not to get paperwork signed, paperwork can be turned in at the front desk for processing
  • Not for catalog changes or graduation plans, this requires a full appointment
  • If you have not been in for a scheduled appointment for over a year, you will be required to schedule an appointment.

Advisor of the Day

  • Monday - Jenny Vidal
  • Tuesday - Kane Toomer
  • Wednesday - Aline Lopes

Advising Appointment Checklist

Find out what you need to do before and during your advisor meeting.

To get the most out of your advising session, come prepared. Check the list below to help you get ready for your advising session.

Prior to Attending an Advising Session

  1. Review the online course listing for the following semester (if available).
  2. Review your degree worksheet and draft a course schedule.
  3. Review the catalog to check course prerequisites and co-requisites.
  4. Review your Academic Requirements Report (ARR) from your MyUNLV account and make notes of any areas of concern or clarification.
  5. Draft a list of questions to ask your advisor.

During your Advising Session

  1. Review your course schedule for the following semester with your advisor.
  2. Discuss your graduation goals and graduate plan.
  3. Discuss any questions about and/or inform your advisor of any errors on your ARR’s report.
  4. Let your advisor know if you are having any problems in your courses (especially if it impacts your financial aid or visa status).
  5. Discuss study schedules, advanced standing, graduation application, and mentoring.
  6. Ask your advisor any questions that you may have.

Pre-Major vs. Advanced Standing

All freshman and transfer students planning to major in engineering, computer science, or construction management are placed in a pre-engineering program corresponding to their choice of major. Pre-major courses are indicated on degree checklists with an (*) next to the course.

Students with pre-major standing are expected to study English, mathematics, science, engineering, and computer science to demonstrate their readiness and qualifications for pursuing a major program of study. When students have completed approximately 45-50 credits of prescribed freshman/sophomore coursework in their program, they can then apply through the Advising Center for advanced standing in their major. Advanced standing status allows students to take upper division coursework in their major.

Pre-major courses are indicated on degree checklists with an (*) next to the course. When you are about to complete all of your pre-major courses, please contact the advising center to obtain a change of major/standing form. Prior to receiving advanced standing status, you will need to meet with your faculty mentor to discuss academic, research and career goals. Your mentor will need to approve and sign your advanced standing from prior to submitting to the advising center and approval for advanced standing status.

  • CEGPRE: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CMGPRE: Construction Management
  • COEPRE: Computer Engineering
  • CSCPRE: Computer Science
  • EEGPRE: Electrical Engineering
  • EEDPRE: Entertainment Engineering and Design
  • MEGPRE: Mechanical Engineering
  • ECSPRE: Undecided

Repeat Limit Policy

The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering has a policy on the maximum number of attempts that are allowed to successfully complete a course in the undergraduate curriculum. Students are allowed a maximum of three attempts in an engineering, computer science or construction management course. Under this policy, the attempts include all attempts that result in a course grade of “A-F”, “AD”, “S/U”, “I” or “W”. The only exceptions to the repeat rule could include withdrawals for medical or military duties.

If a student is unsuccessful at the third attempt at a College of Engineering course, the student must submit a petition and plan of success to the Advising Center requesting additional attempts to be granted. This petition will be reviewed by the Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs for a final decision.

Please note that in this process, a student is required to submit a clear and well written statement demonstrating a clear understanding of why previous attempts have not been successful and why an additional attempt is warranted. The statement must also outline what will be changed to make sure that the courses will be completed successfully.

If the request is not submitted or the request denied, you will be dropped from your engineering, computer science or construction management courses.