The ENCS Academic Coordinators assist all incoming students beginning the CS, ECE, or ME programs. The advising appointment may include:
- information on how to apply for admission
- an evaluation of all prior classes with explanation of how they apply to the requirements of the ENCS programs
- assistance with obtaining course descriptions from previous colleges for evaluation purposes
- a list of classes that may be taken at a community college
- community college class equivalency information
- steps on how to register for classes
- a recommendation of classes to take the first semester at WSU Vancouver
Students continue to see their Academic Coordinator each semester until after being certified in the junior year.
Students are referred to a faculty advisor typically beginning the second semester of their junior year after they are certified. Continued advising through the rest of the program is done by the faculty advisor. Faculty advisors can also help students evaluate career options, discuss academic problems, and provide referral to other resources on campus as appropriate. Students are encouraged to discuss their interests with the faculty advisors to receive career counseling.
Spring semester registration begins around mid November and summer/fall registration approximately mid April. At this time, faculty will post sign-up sheets on their office doors with available advising appointment times. Students need to check the partition wall in the Engineering Office for their advisor assignment (posted by last five digits of WSU ID number) and make an appointment to see their advisor during this advising period. Students can be advised after this advising period, but the selection of courses will be more limited.
Students should meet with their advisors periodically during each semester to discuss progress and concerns. Because an advisor must meet with many students during the advising period, students should make an appointment for a meeting with their advisors at a later time to discuss personal and academic goals. Your advisor can become a valuable resource person for future academic support and for letters of recommendation.