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Advising Syllabus

The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) provides academic support and assistance primarily to undergraduate freshman and sophomore students in the College of Engineering. Our staff can help you in areas such as academic advising, scheduling of classes, transferring credits to Drexel, personal support and explanation of University policies and procedures. Our advising staff also specializes in aiding new freshman and transfer students in their adjustment to the University.

Your Summer At a Glance

Summer before your first year (May – September)

  • Activate your Drexel email account and check it regularly 
  • Take placement tests for Chemistry and Math 
  • Submit transfer/AP/IB/A-level scores (if applicable)
  • Submit all health insurance and immunization paperwork
  • Review your fall term schedule (available around Labor Day) 
  • Contact advisor if you have questions or concerns for upcoming term 
  • Join the Drexel Engineering Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Look for weekly advisor newsletters in your Drexel email (around the first week of July) 
  • Submit and vote for your favorite new student t-shirt design (details via email)
  • Attend Welcome Week

Fall Advisor Open Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday 10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm; Friday 10am-12pm
An advisor is always available during the hours above.  No appointment necessary. Check your email to find your advisor’s specific weekly open office hours.  To schedule an appointment with your advisor for a different time, stop by the front desk in University Crossings Room 155 or call 215-895-2211.

Recurring Term Deadlines
Friday Week 2 - Last day to add/drop a course
Week 5 - Check midterm grades.  Meet with instructor and advisor, if necessary
Friday  Week 7 - Last day to withdraw from a course
Week 9 - Registration opens for next term
Weeks 10 & 11 - Last week of classes

Your First Year At a Glance

  Prior to Week 1 
  • Double check fall term schedule.
  • Attend Welcome Week.
  • Familiarize yourself with campus before classes start. 
(Sept – Dec) 
 Week 4
  • Advisors teach web registration process.

 Week 6
  • Check your time ticket for winter registration
   Week 7
  • Co-op cycles assigned by SCDC. Check with co-op coordinator regarding the co-op cycle swap process and deadlines.

During Break
  • Check your grades, GPA, and review your schedule for any changes
  Prior to Week 1
  • Review your fall term grades.
  • Double check your winter schedule.
  • Make sure you’re registered for Coop 101 (if 5 yr. fall/winter cycle).

Week 6
  • Check your time ticket for spring registration
(Jan – March)
Week 7 
  • Refer to UAC registration website for information on web registration process and your plan of study.
  Weeks 8 & 9
  • Meet with your academic advisor to begin discussing long-term academic planning.
  Prior to Week 1 
  • Review your winter term grades.
  • Double check your spring schedule.
  • Make sure you’re registered for Coop 101 (if 5 yr. spring/summer cycle)
(April – June) 
Weeks 2 - 4 
  • Review your plan of study and explore short- and long-term options with advisor. 
  • Review scholarship requirements and contact Drexel Central with questions. 
  Weeks 9 & 10
  • Declare your major if you’re “Still Deciding.” 


Recommended Advising Resources
UAC website
Useful Resources
College of Engineering Departments and Programs
Undergraduate Course Catalog- Follow the catalog for your entering academic year.
University Policies
Drexel Central Academic Resources


Drexel Engineering Undergraduate Advising Center University Crossings, Room 155 | (215) 895-2211 |