Commonly Asked Questions about Academic Advising in the College of Engineering and Computing
Both faculty and professional staff advise in this college. Professional staff advise all first and second year students. Transfer and readmit students will also have a professional staff advisor for at least their first semester.
Typically, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor for your junior and senior years.
Your academic advisor information will appear at the top of your degree audit in DegreeWorks.*
*All changes in advisors are typically reflected by one week after each semester's add/drop deadline.
All students assigned to a professional staff advisor can schedule an appointment online via EAB Navigate.
All students assigned to a faculty advisor will receive notification a week prior to the advisement period with instructions for how to schedule an appointment with their advisor. Students can always contact their advisor directly for more information.
Advisement in the Fall semester for those assigned to a professional staff member typically occurs from the last week of September through the first week of November. For those assigned to a faculty advisor, advisement typically occurs the two weeks following fall break.
Advisement in the Spring semester for those assigned to a professional staff member typically occurs from the last week of February through the first week of April. For those assigned to a faculty advisor, advisement typically occurs the two weeks following spring break.
Changing Majors into the College of Engineering and Computing
Students within the USC System interested in changing majors into the College of Engineering and Computing must meet certain GPA and coursework requirements. If you are interested in changing your major to a program of study in the College of Engineering and Computing, use the Change of Major Requirements table to make sure you meet all necessary requirements or schedule an appointment to meet with an Exploratory Advisor.
If you meet the Change of Major Requirements, you will be required to attend a New Major Information Session before your major change becomes official. Schedule a New Major Information Session online through EAB Navigate.