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Student Services

Academic Advising

Academic advising is an integral part of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences’ (CECAS) commitment to help students meet their academic and personal goals. Faculty and staff advisors begin working with students at new student orientation and continue to work closely with them throughout their academic career.

A team of professional advisors works with students in the first-year General Engineering program as they explore engineering fields and complete introductory requirements. Engineering students are assigned a new advisor in their major department once they have been admitted to the discipline.

Students (including incoming freshmen) accepted into Computer Science, Computer Information Systems and Geology are assigned to staff or faculty advisors in those departments. More information can be found on their respective websites.


For more than 30 years, the highly successful Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention (PEER) and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) have paired underrepresented students and women with upperclassmen who serve as mentors and guides during the transition to college life. PEER and WISE also offer:

  • Workshops and guest speakers
  • Personal counseling
  • Career planning and preparation
  • Academic coaching
  • Networking opportunities
  • Study hall and study groups
  • Fluor PEER/WISE Tutoring
  • Lounge area
  • Electronic newsletters