Current Undergraduate Students

Drexel University Advising Mission Statement

Academic Advising cultivates collaborative relationships to guide students through their development within an inclusive environment, educating and imploring them to make informed decisions for success.

ECE Advising

Through developmental advising, the ECE advising team is committed to promoting student academic growth and success within the College of Engineering and the larger Drexel Community. Our advising team is comprised of two advisors who work with our 1st- and 2nd-year students through the Undergraduate Advising Center and two advisors who work with our upperclass (3rd- through 5th-year students) students in the department.

The College of Engineering Advising team has created an advising syllabus designed to outline what is expected of students in the academic advising process during their time as students in the College of Engineering (CoE) at Drexel University. Our advisors are here to help. Students should refer to this document before each advising appointment to make sure that they are familiar with how to make the most of the advising relationship.

If you are a current student, please check your DrexelOne account for your advisor’s information. In addition, all current students should utilize the Advising for Engineers (A4E) portal for our most common questions along with additional resources. A4E can be accessed by logging into BBLearn and clicking on “Advising for Engineers” on the course page.

The portal features several tabs:

  • Advising: Walk-in hours and contact information for all COE advisors

  • Curriculum: Information about curriculum (minors, BS/MS, Study Abroad, transfer credits, changing your major, etc.)

  • Registration: Tips, tricks, instructions for add/dropping/withdrawing

  • Tools: Time management, organization, planning, and GPA calculator

  • Opportunities: Events/programs/organizations for students to get involved with

  • Graduation: Everything students need to know about graduating

  • Academic Center for Engineers (ACE): Link out to the tutoring center

  • University Resources: Quick links to all the support services on campus

  • Department: Houses ECE department specific information in regards to plans of study, policies, procedures, curriculum, and other department specific information.

The Undergraduate Advising Center is located in room 155, University Crossings. The ECE Department Advising office is located in room 313 of the Bossone Research Enterprise Center. Please schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor via the link in DrexelOne, email, or phone.

Undergraduate Advisors

Thomas Hindman

Thomas Hindman

Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Advising
University Crossings 155

Advises all ECE 1st- and 2nd-year students

Daryl Ellerbe

Daryl Ellerbe

Associate Director, Undergraduate Advising
Bossone 313

Advises ECE 3rd to 5th-year students with last names that begin with A-K (including transfers)

Phone: 215-895-2837; Fax: 215-895-1695

Sherri Hackett

Sherri Hackett

Senior Academic Advisor
Bossone 313

Advises ECE 3rd to 5th-year students with last names that begin with L-Z (including transfers)

Phone: 215-571-3386; Fax: 215-895-1695

Department Resources

  • Pre-Requisite Waiver Request
    • Students can request a pre-requisite waiver, however these waiver requests should be rare. If a waiver is granted, you are not entitled to any special academic considerations due to your lack of pre-requisites.
      • You should not request a waiver if you have:
        • other course options
        • failed the pre-requisite course
    • Please use the form at the link above to explain why/how and what pre-requisite knowledge you have which will make you successful in the subsequent course. Please read the form carefully and provide all the necessary information, otherwise you risk your request being sent back for updating.
  • Senior Design
  • Independent Study Contract [PDF]

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