College of EMS Advising
Advisors for students in the College of EMS include faculty, professional advisors, and academic coaches. Your advisor can assist you with course registration advice, degree progress checks, academic planning, course selection, major selection and exploration, time management and study skills, and locating campus resources. Your advisor can also help you with your transition to college.
New freshmen will be assigned an advisor approximately one month before the start of the semester. Academic advising questions before the assignment should be directed to Academic Support Programs.
First-year students in chemistry, data science, engineering physics, mathematics, and sustainability and renewable energy systems programs will be assigned a faculty advisor in their major.
Professional academic advisors from Academic Support Programs are assigned to first-year students in computer science and the following engineering programs: civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, and software. Students assigned to a professional academic advisor may consult with faculty advisors in their specific major at any time by contacting the department or a member of Student Success Programs.
Transfer students in all College of EMS academic programs will be assigned a faculty advisor in their major. The first step in determining credit transfer starts with your application to UW-Platteville. Once admitted, you will sign up for a meeting with an advisor to support a smooth transition and evaluation of credits. Additional support regarding course transfers can be addressed using Transferology.
Distance Engineering Students
At admission, students in the associate degree in the pre-engineering program will be assigned a professional advisor from UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County.
Students admitted to one of the Engineering Partnership Bachelor of Science programs in electrical, industrial and systems, and mechanical engineering will be assigned a faculty advisor at the time of admission for both new freshman and transfer students.
Students in the Master of Science Engineering program will be assigned a professional advisor through the Office of Professional Program Support at the time of admission.
Faculty advisors can assist you with advanced registration advice, degree progress checks, academic planning, course selection, major selection, career exploration, and locating campus resources. All students must meet with a faculty advisor at least once each semester.
Faculty advisors are assigned to second-year students in computer science and the following engineering programs: civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, and software. These students will continue with their faculty advisor through graduation.
Second-year students in chemistry, data science, engineering physics, mathematics, and sustainability and renewable energy systems programs continue with their assigned faculty advisor in their major through graduation.
There are multiple places on campus where you may seek academic coaching, such as the College of EMS Student Success Programs, Academic Support Programs, TRIO Student Support Services, International Student and Scholar Services, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, and Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students.
The College of EMS Student Success Programs staff provides students with optional academic coaching to assist with navigating the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science and the campus. The team can introduce students to STEM Study Skills, help students to increase their academic and industry networks, provide programming focused on success in STEM courses, assist students in preparing to obtain employment, provide educational planning and coaching, and assist with overall STEM student success strategies.
Student Advising Resources
Academic Advising and Coaching Resources
EMS Course Request List
The Course Request List is used to help students get the classes they need during registration "season." The departments work through registration season to accommodate students who need classes that might be full at their time of registration. A student's submission doesn't guarantee getting the class, but the odds are very good. The course request list is different than a "waiting list," because departments will actively increase enrollment in or open new sections for requested courses when they can.