ACADEMIC ADVISING APPOINTMENTS
Students pursuing an ECS degree must be advised every semester before gaining access to register for the following term. Advising typically begins the third week of the semester and will last through the early registration period. ECS advisors will invite students to make an appointment by sending them a link to the scheduling calendar. In case this e-mail is lost, the link is also available in your Student Success Collaborative (SSC) profile. When you log in, you will find the invitation at the top of the Home screen with a button that leads you to the scheduling calendar. The scheduling link is made available to students in order of classification (i.e. Seniors will be advised first, then juniors, sophomores, and freshmen.) All students will be given an opportunity to make an appointment before their registration date, but students are encouraged to act quickly upon receiving their link since preferred time slots may fill quickly.
Advisors will have appointments available for up to two weeks in advance, and more appointments will be added each Friday. If you are unable to find an appointment that fits your schedule, please continue to check weekly for additional times. When scheduling, please note any questions/issues you would like to discuss with your advisor (potential major change, interest in study abroad, academic support needs, summer school plans, etc.). This will help your advisor be as prepared as possible for your advising appointment.
Advisors are assigned by the student's last name, depending on matriculation term. Learn more about academic advising team HERE!
ECS advisors will be available Monday through Thursday, 3-4 PM, for students to drop by and ask questions. These conversations typically include (but are not limited to) dropping a class, registration issues, study abroad plans, signing ROTC/AFROTC forms, and referrals to tutoring/academic resources. Due to the high volume of students who visit during Walk-in Hours, we ask that students keep the visit to 5 minutes or less. For questions that require a longer discussion, please e-mail your advisor to schedule an appointment. (See ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS below.)
DROPPING A CLASS
Classes dropped during the 'W' drop period will require you to obtain your advisor's signature on an Add/Drop Form. Advisors are available to discuss drops and sign forms during Walk-in Hours. In addition to bringing a completed Add/Drop Form, please also bring a completed Before You Drop Form when you arrive to meet with your advisor.
If after meeting for academic advising, you find yourself in need of an additional appointment, please e-mail your assigned advisor directly with a detailed description of what you would like to discuss. Due to heavy advising loads, time slots are extremely limited, so additional appointments beyond the one required session each semester may not be possible. However, every effort will be made to accomodate your appointment requests.
CHANGING TO AN ECS MAJOR
If you are interested in declaring an ECS major, please submit a Change of Major Request Form through Bearweb (Student Academic Services > Students Records). After submitting this form, you will be contacted by the Director of Advising to discuss eligibility for your desired major.
If you need additional help with scheduling an appointment, you can e-mail your assigned advisor or ECS_Advising@baylor.edu.