Virtual Advising Guide

Stay Connected

Swenson College of Science and Engineering values connecting with our students, especially during a time that requires social-distancing and the suspension of in-person contact. 

  • SCSE Advising continues to answer phone calls at +1 218-726-7585
  • General advising questions, email: [email protected]

Virtual Advising Guide: COVID-19 

Swenson College of Science and Engineering welcomes you to VIRTUAL ADVISING 

Please review the registration information below and the best way to get connected with your department or individual advisor. 

  • Faculty Advisors and SCSE Professional Advising are ready to advise using virtual appointments through Google Meet or Zoom
  • Advisor name is located in your MyU or listed at the top of APAS

Fall 2021 Registration Dates & Deadlines

Advising & Registration Step 1 | Preparing for Registration

Watch for an email from your department or advisor with direction (no less than two weeks before April 5)
View Pre-Advising slides and general advising timeframe aligned with your department (March 22- April 9)

Advising & Registration Step 2| Review and use key student resources

Prepare your plan before your meeting

  • APAS (Academic Progress Audit System): Review your degree audit before and after registration. 
  • Generate a "What if" APAS to view minor or major options in any college
  • UMD Catalog all current majors and minor requirements
  • UMD Catalog Search: View major and minor requirements according to the catalog year shown in your APAS.
  • Two for One Grid: SCSE major/minor courses that also satisfy UMD Liberal Education requirements
  • Use the Class Schedule when planning your degree requirements and to learn about course modalities
  • Record your choices using the Course Registration Planning Worksheet
  • Include both first choice and second choice course options when planning

New to UMD Fall 20 or Spring 21? Review REG 101 

Advising & Registration Step 3 | Scheduling Virtual Appointments

  1. Faculty Advised SCSE students- Watch for an email from your advisor or department with information for the best way to connect
  2. Considering a change in major or college? Schedule an appointment with: 
    Michele Hatcher (SCSE Advising Director): mhatcher.appointment calendar  
  3. Swenson students assigned to SCSE's Professional Advising Committee schedule an advising appointment with

Advising & Registration Step 4 | Attend group advising (and/or) Individual advisor meeting

    • Watch for an email from your department or individual advisor with directions
    • Confirm your registration plan with your advisor during your meeting
    • Load your shopping cart: MyU> Academics>Registration>Fall 2021

    Registration Step 5 | Course Registration

    Register at your designated date and time: MyU > Academics > Registration > Enroll > Fall 2021

      • recheck your courses prior to registration (modality, open/waitlisted/full)
      • register for open courses (no other option? waitlist)
      • confirm how your registered courses satisfy degree requirements in APAS

    Don't forget course textbooks, how to:

    Registration Help | Additional Resources 

    SCSE Advising office Virtual Advising drop-in

    Finish your Fall term strong and be sure to relax during the break!

    Please check back regularly as we will continue to update this page with valuable resources and information. Thank you!

    UPDATED for Fall 2021 Registration cycle