Student Resources

Advising Current Undergraduate Students

The administrative aspects of advisement are the responsibility of the Coordinator of Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the College of Engineering. The Coordinator oversees student records, advisement, course scheduling and other matters relating to the curriculum.

To assist you in your college career at The University of Georgia, Academic Advising is provided and required of all students for every term.

Student Responsibilities | Advising Instructions | Prepare for Advising | Registration Appointment | Academic Support | Academic Counselors 

CENGR Undergraduate Academic Appeals Policy & Procedure

Student Responsibilities

Academic Counselors primarily provide assistance and advice to students on issues related to graduation requirements, academic achievement, career planning and other opportunities related to the UGA engineering program. Ultimately, the selection of appropriate courses to meet degree requirements is the student’s responsibility, and the student is expected to keep appraised of issues related to engineering academics.

Advising for New & Continuing Engineering Students

All Undergraduate Students should make an appointment with 1 of 2 Academic Counselors located in and near the Undergraduate Academic Office in Driftmier Room 120.

Prepare a tentative schedule for the next semester. Pay particular attention to the future semesters!

Many courses have pre-requisites or are only offered in the Fall or Spring sessions. During early registration, a schedule of classes can be found either in OASIS or at http://www.reg.uga.edu/schedule-of-classes which is updated nightly.

To Sign Up for an Appointment: 

  • Visit Room 120 and find the printed schedules outside the glass door.
  • Pick a 30 Minute Slot that is convenient for you on either Counselor’s calendar.
  • Fridays will be held for Walk-Ins.
  • We do plan to have a limited number of appointments after 5 pm for students with difficult schedules.
  • Please contact us directly with your request.
  • Ideally, students will have completed their advising session before early registration.

Note: Making an appointment early is strongly recommended!

Prepare For Advising

Before your advising session, review your academic progress. Remember, each student registers for courses independently on OASIS. Therefore, each student is responsible for their course work and understanding the degree requirements and policies related to his/her own academic progress.

1. First-Year Students

  • If you did not take an Odyssey course this fall, OASIS requires that you must first register for an Odyssey course before the rest of your courses.

2. Obtain a copy of your program curriculum, available online at the CENGR website.

  • click on “Degrees” (each curriculum is listed as a pdf link) or you can pick a copy up in the Academic Office (room 120, Driftmier Engineering).
  • You can also see your degree requirements in the UGA Bulletin, under “Explore Majors.”

3. Take a look at your DegreeWorks information.

  • DegreeWorks is an unofficial document, utilized for planning your progress toward completion of your degree requirements.
  • Your major, grade point averages, and registration holds are also shown.

4. IMPORTANT NOTES

  • In the Engineering curriculums, “preferred courses” are required courses.
  • Some courses require a “C or better” to earn the engineering degree. A grade of C- does NOT satisfy the degree for these courses.
  • Some courses on your DegreeWorks report may not be shown in the proper categories (especially for transfer students). There may be courses shown under the “General Electives and Other Credits” at the bottom which should be moved to the appropriate place on the DegreeWorks sheet. Please make a note of these, corrections should be submitted to the Academic Office in Driftmier Engineering.

5. If You Wish to Change Your Degree Program:

  • You must make an appointment with the advising office for your new degree program and complete and submit that college’s Change of Major Form to them. For more information about advising and registration, please visit www.reg.uga.edu/registration for general information or www.reg.uga.edu/calendars to view Academic Calendars.

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Registration Appointment

The Registrar’s Office assigns you an appointment time to begin registration. Your appointment time can also be found by logging onto OASIS. Choose the Registration Main Menu then choose “Check Registration Appointment” (be sure to choose the appropriate term). Registration time is based on the number of credit hours you’ve completed. Don’t wait to register, courses can fill up quickly!

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Academic Support

If at any time students are encountering difficulties, we are here to help and to direct them to any resources they may need. The College of Engineering works closely with the Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) to support you in your academic efforts.

Some of the services they offer include:

  • Introductory courses in English, math, reading, and study strategies
  • A comprehensive Academic Resource Center
  • Tutoring
  • Instruction in skills and strategies that promote academic success
  • Academic success workshops
  • Academic Counseling

CARE: The Collaborative Academic and Retention Effort (CARE) is an academic support program specifically designed to address the needs of students who fall short of their academic potential.

Your Academic Experience is Important to Us!

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Thompson, (sidt@engr.uga.edu) or any CENGR Academic Counselor should you encounter any difficulties. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your plans and look forward to visiting with you!

Get To Know Your Academic Counselors:

Mrs. Christie W. Sanders
Senior Academic Counselor
clws@uga.edu, 706-542-6947
Room 121, Driftmier

Ms. Sanders is a native of Fayetteville, NC and grew up on the Outer Banks. She received an M.A. in Student Development from Appalachian State University and B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from UNC Greensboro.
Ms. Sanders spent 13 years at the UGA Career Center as a Career Consultant before joining the College of Engineering in January of 2013. For 10 of those years she was the Engineering Career Consultant.
Outside UGA, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their pets, going to movies and restaurants, Bulldog football and Tarheel basketball.

Ms. Dagmar Nelson
Academic Counselor
dnelson@engr.uga.edu, (706) 542-9658
Room 301, Driftmier

Ms. Nelson, originally from near Frankfurt in Germany, has lived in Athens, GA since 1989. For eleven years, Ms. Nelson assisted students enrolled in Independent and Distance Learning, the University of Georgia’s former online distance education program. Ms. Nelson joined the College of Engineering in December 2012 and is excited about the opportunity to work with our students and help them succeed. 
In her spare time, Ms. Nelson is an avid photographer, specializing in agriculture, small-town America and the rural South. Other interests include spending time with her very active German Shorthaired Pointer, meeting new people, swimming and reading.