Academic Advising

Academic Advising

Welcome to the Washkewicz College of Engineering Academic Advising webpage.

The Washkewicz College of Engineering provides academic advising for engineering freshmen*, new transfer students, current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as prospective engineering students.

Undergraduate Engineering Academic Advising

Advising Hours:

Fall 2015 Advising Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 10:30 to 5:00pm are walkin hours. First come first served, there may be a long wait time. Walkin meetings are for quick issues like removing holds, granting permissions, changing majors, if you need to schedule for courses or need something more involved like credit transfer evaluations you will be required to make an appointment.

To schedule a weekday academic advising appointment, please call 216-687-2555. If you know you are going to be more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, please call the number above - you may be requested to reschedule.

Engineering Dean's Office Undergraduate Academic Advisors:

Rose Begalla, M.A.
Manager of Engineering Student Affairs & Advising
Fenn Hall Room 104
Phone# 216-687-2555
Serreta Archer, M.S
Academic Advisor
Fenn Hall Room 104
Phone# 216-687-2555



*What are the advising procedures for new Engineering Freshmen?

Engineering freshmen receive academic advising for first and second semester course registration through participation in the University Freshmen Orientation Program. This is a mandatory program for all freshman. Visit the website below for details:

All first year students will be assigned a first year advisor, and will be transitioned to the College of Engineering once the requisite course work is complete or they have reached 30 credit hours earned.

What are the advising procedures for new Transfer engineering students?

Initial academic advising appointments for transfer students are conducted in the Engineering Dean’s Office, listed above.

Transfer Credit Evaluation:
During an academic advising appointment, new transfer students will receive a transfer credit evaluation. Students should bring course descriptions, syllabi, and supporting materials for math, chemistry, physics, and engineering courses for transfer credit evaluation. These courses must be evaluated by the respective instructors using an Engineering Transfer Credit Evaluation Forms. To make this process go as quick as possible please submit the Transfer Credit Evaluation form before your meeting. THIS IS NOT A WALKIN MEETING.

Course Registration:
Upon completion of a transfer credit evaluation, students are advised and registered for their first semester courses.

Transfer students are also invited to register for the CSU Transfer Orientation Program. Visit the website below for details:

Where do current undergraduate engineering students go for advising?

Transfer students and returning students who are not freshman, who have received their initial advising for their first semester course registration are assigned to a faculty or staff advisor from their respective engineering departments. The faculty advisors provide consistent academic advising for each student’s second semester until graduation. Department faculty and staff are listed below. Current students are encouraged to call for an appointment each semester. Walk-ins are welcome according to availability. Department chairpersons serve as academic advisors during summer sessions.

Chemical Engineering

Professor Jorge Gatica, Advisor (for international students)

Professor Joanne Belovich, Chair (for domestic students)
Fenn Hall Room 455

Civil Engineering

All Civil Engineering Professors are advisors
Professor Norbert Delatte, Chair
Fenn Hall Room 107

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Professor Chansu Yu, Chair
and Ms. Lydia Demjanczuk, Student Coordinator
Fenn Hall Room 332

Mechanical Engineering Professor Mounir Ibrahim, Chair
Fenn Hall Room 232
Electronic Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Rose Begalla, Manager of Engineering Student Affairs & Advising
Fenn Hall Room 104

Advising is also done through the departments.

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