From the time students enter the college until they become affiliated with a major, they are under the administration of Engineering Advising. Engineering Advising provides a variety of professional advising services to help first- and second-year students with academic and personal matters, as well as continued access for upper-class affiliated students.
Professional Academic Advisor Responsibilities
- Focus on first- and second-year unaffiliated students, with continued access for upper-class students;
- Focus primarily on issues related to the Engineering Common Curriculum and successfully affiliating with a major;
- Provide specialty advising for:
- Course enrollment
- Liberal Studies
- Study abroad/international experiences;
- Pre-health careers and how to integrate requirements into the curriculum;
- Transferring internally (between colleges) within Cornell or concurrent degrees;
- Health and well-being - if you need immediate guidance or advice about a physical or mental health concern, you can contact Cornell Health 24/7. Cornell Health also has information about care specific to COVID-19;
- Cornell University student disability services;
- Major exploration including the Independent Major and the affiliation process;
- Minors and double majors;
- Transfer credit, petitions, and curricular substitutions;
- Criteria for good academic standing;
- Voluntary, required, and health leaves of absence and withdrawals.
- Coordinate the Academic Concern Program; supporting students having academic or personal difficulties and referring students to appropriate campus resources;
- Provide case management for students who are in need of academic consideration and/or in distress;
- Partner with faculty advisors and major departments to best support students;
- Protect the privacy of student education records as per FERPA.