Current Students


Academic advising in the College of Engineering is a partnership between students and professional advisors. This dynamic focuses on supporting you as you explore the opportunities within the academic disciplines of the engineering profession, and co-curricular opportunities and at The Ohio State University.

HIGH IMPACT EXPERIENCES (under construction)


Student Responsibilities

Advisors have responsibility, but so do students!  Remember... this is your experience!  Below are some of the most important things students can do to ensure clear communication and expectations.

  • Read and understanding the Code of Student Conduct
  • Know university and your college policies, regulations, and procedures. 
  • Read and understand the definition and consequences of academic misconduct
  • Maintain good academic standing (what is considered "good" may vary based on your program/major)
  • Drop courses you have stopped attending. An instructor will not automatically drop you from a course simply because you stopped attending class. You are also responsible for knowing the drop deadlines for each term
  • Review updated information on general education requirements. Know the requirements of the curriculum you are pursuing
  • Know your current schedule at all times, including class numbers. You can find your schedule by logging into your Buckeye Link account
  • Know whether or not you are on a waitlist. You can find this information by logging into your Buckeye Link account.Check your schedule regularly to see if you have been added to a class from the waitlist. (The waitlist will not add you to any classes after the first Friday of the term)
  • Check the prerequisites for all classes that you schedule
  • Know the consequences of schedule changes (the effects of changes on your eligibility for financial aid, your projected graduation date, your athletic eligibility, your tuition and fees, etc.)
  • Schedule an appointment with your assigned academic advisor(s). How often depends on you; talk to your advisor(s) about what would be appropriate if you are unsure
  • Check your OSU email daily. If you are having problems, contact (614) 688-HELP
  • Understand your fees (tuition, health insurance, etc.) and resolve any issues. Contact the Buckeye Link office for assistance

Appropriate Questions for Email

Email can be a quick and easy way to get your questions answered without the need for an appointment. The following are good questions for email, but some questions are easier to address in an appointment.

Questions with one clear answer are appropriate for email

  • How do I apply to graduate?
  • Can you refer me to another office?
  • How do I know when I can schedule classes?
  • Can you send me the link to the GE course list?
  • Follow-up questions about appointments and/or petitions

Questions with complex answers, or that may lead to follow-up questions, are usually inappropriate for email

  • What courses do I still need to take?
  • What should I schedule for next semester?
  • How many courses/semesters do I have left before I can graduate?

If you are wondering whether your question needs an appointment, reach out to your advisor. A simple "Do you prefer to talk about planning GE courses in person or over email?" will show that you are trying to make good decisions.

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