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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. 

COVID-19 Related Changes

Swenson College of Science and Engineering VIRTUAL ADVISING begins March 18, 2020 
By phone, chat, or by virtual appointments through G-Suite hangouts or Zoom... we are ready to advise!

Phone calls will continue to be answered at +1 218-726-7585
For general advising questions, email:

Scheduling Appointments

Students considering a change in major or college may schedule an appointment with:

Michele Hatcher (Director): mhatcher.appointment calendar  

Swenson College students assigned to an SCSE Professional Advisor may schedule an appointment with:

Kate Meisner (Advisor):
Anna-Marie Zaidi (Advisor):

Faculty Advised SCSE students: 

Watch for information from your advisor or department for the best way to connect.

Registration Steps

Preparing for Registration:

Review the Pre-Advising slides aligned with your department in the Survey, complete the assignment and submit! 

  • Help us help you! submission of the advising Survey assignment is required.

Know your assigned registration date and time

Consider SCSE Summer courses while planning your Fall schedule. Discuss options with your advisor!

  • Load your shopping cart: MyU>Academics>Registration>Enroll

Review key student resources:

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
    When generated for your own major; APAS shows the updated program 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

Reference the Class Schedule when planning your degree.

  • Review classes offered: Summer 20, Fall 20 and Spring 21

UMD's How to Guides and Registration Guidelines

Make sure to register on your assigned date and time

UPDATED for Fall 2020 Registration 

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