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Advising and Registration for Spring 2018 Courses

Registration is your opportunity to plan your courses for next semester, meet with your advisor, and then register for classes. Because the engineering curriculum is structured, and courses are not offered every semester, it is extremely important to meet with your advisor during the registration period to discuss your progress.  After meeting with your advisor to select courses, register for them using SPIRE during your assigned enrollment appointment time.  Your enrollment time can be found on your SPIRE Student Center page.

 

Registration Advising

Dates and procedures differ in each engineering Department.  See your major’s (or your intended major if Pr-Engin) department-specific web pages for dates on when and how meetings and advising will occur and how to schedule an appointment.

Registration Materials

Please pick up registration materials (Course Selection Form and Curriculum Worksheet) in the Office of Student Affairs, 126 Marston Hall or from departmental offices. 

Departmental office locations are:

  • Chemical Engineering – (outside of) 112E Goessmann
  • Civil Engineering – 226 Marston Hall
  • Electrical & Computer Systems – M5 (Marcus Hall, Room 5)
  • Mechanical & Industrial – (outside of) 208F ELab

Please pick up and complete all materials before meeting with advisors.   Your Department may ask you to also bring an unofficial transcript or academic requirements report (both can be printed in SPIRE). 

Academic Requirements Report (ARR): 

Review your ARR before your advising meeting. From your SPIRE student center, find the "other academic" dropdown menu on the left side.  Choose "academic requirements".  When you get the report, select "expand all" to see the requirements you have met and those you still need to fulfill.

Your Assigned Advisor:

The Advisor assigned to you is posted in your SPIRE account.  If you do not have an advisor, check in the Office of Student Affairs, Marston 126.

If You Miss Your Advising Session:

It is extremely important to follow the advising procedures set up in your department. If you do not attend your designated advising session, a HOLD will be placed on your SPIRE account.  You will be unable to register for classes and/or make changes to your schedule, until the HOLD is lifted.  HOLDs will be lifted at the time and discretion of your departmental Chief Undergraduate Advisor.

Departmental Chief Undergraduate Advisors: 

The Chief Undergraduate Advisors/Undergraduate Program Directors are:

Chemical Engineering: Wei Fan, wfan@ecs.umass.edu
Civil & Environmental Engineering: David Ahlfeld, ahlfeld@ecs.umass.edu
Electrical & Computer Engineering: Bill Leonard, leonard@ecs.umass.edu
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering: Bernd F. Schliemann, bfschlie@umass.edu

I am a PR-Engin.  How do I get into my engineering major? 

Each engineering department has their own specific criteria for admission.  See Admission to the Engineering Major.

Questions?  Call or stop by the Office of Student Affairs, 126 Marston Hall, 413-545-2035.