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Academic Advising

Our academic advisors are the best resource for new students when it comes to creating a plan to reach your academic and career goals.

Academic advisers help students transitioning into the College of Engineering and Polymer Science explore their interests, abilities and goals and relate them to academic plans. Your adviser will discuss your academic performance and implications for academic program and career pathways.

In addition, we will support you by helping you:

  • Explore and understand engineering program options and requirements
  • Register for classes (adding and dropping courses)
  • Chart graduation requirements
  • Understand academic policies and requirements
  • Be candid in answering your questions and concerns
  • Explore career options

Find your advisor

Your academic advisor contact information can be found in the MyAkron Student Center. Due to the high volume of inquiries, please give advisors 2-3 business days to respond. Emails should be reserved for quick questions or to schedule an appointment. Questions regarding scheduling classes should be done through an appointment.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all advising appointments will be virtual. Please email your advisor to schedule an appointment or visit our virtual walk-in hours listed at the bottom of this page.

Due to the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act, advisors can only respond to emails sent from the UA Zips email account.

Registering for classes

First-year engineering students are required to meet with their advisor prior to registering for the next semester. For all other students, we suggest you schedule a meeting prior to registering for classes to ensure you are staying on track.

Student responsibility

The College of Engineering and Polymer Science advisors look forward to working with you! To be successful, our advisors will expect the following from you:

  • Maintain contact with your academic advisor throughout the semester and be prepared for all advising appointments.
  • Learn how to use online resources like the Degree Progress Report, My Akron, BrightSpace, and any other online tools your professors are using for your classes this semester.
  • Accept responsibility for your educational experience.
  • Talk to your advisor if you need help clarifying your educational, career, and personal goals.
  • Ask for help when you need it.

Contact us

College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Virtual drop-in hours

  • Monday 10 a.m. - noon
  • Tuesday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. - noon
  • Thursday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. - noon