Academic Resources

Advising at Stevens

Students at Stevens have the benefit of two advisors to support and guide them throughout their academic journey. Each school has academic advisors available to students from their first semester to their senior year. In addition, students are assigned a faculty advisor based on their major to advise on field- and career-specific matters, especially during students’ junior and senior years. Academic and faculty advisors are available throughout the year to answer questions and offer help and guidance.

Students should familiarize themselves with their major requirements by reviewing the curriculum in the academic catalog. All students create a study plan after their first semester with the assistance of their academic advisor to map out future classes. Summary study plans can be found here. It is recommended that students meet with their advisors at least once per semester.



Academic Advisor

Advice on major curriculum/study plan 

Course registration support 

Questions about changing majors 

Scheduling problems

Application for candidacy completion prior to graduation

Faculty Advisor

Guidance on in-depth and long-term planning

 Elective courses to take

 Graduate school options

 Career paths

Office of Undergraduate Academics

Support when experiencing academic difficulties:

Academic Support Center for tutoring and exam prep help  - Academic Support Program and Early Warning System  - Reduced Load Program Processing AP & transfer credit requests Processing credit overload requests

Advice and support for first-generation students and Pell Grant recipients

Students can find their assigned academic and faculty advisors in Workday. Students will need to navigate to their to Workday homepage, then select the Academics icon in the applications section. Advisors are listed on the left side of the page in the section titled, Important Contacts Support Network.

Academic Advisors

Academic advisors provide students with basic academic advice and guidance on their major curriculum and study plan, course registration, academic progress, planning for summer studies and changing a major. Academic advisors are the first stop for assistance with scheduling problems. Students should meet with their academic advisor at least once each semester, especially during their first and second year at Stevens, to become acclimated to college and ensure they are on track with their degree program requirements. 

Students should consult the academic advisor for their major or school:

Faculty Advisors

Students are also assigned a faculty advisor, based on their major. The faculty advisor provides guidance on in-depth and long-term planning, including topics such as selecting a concentration or technical electives, research and internship opportunities and graduate school or post-graduate career plan advice. To make an appointment, students can call or email a faculty advisor. Faculty members can also be reached during their designated office hours. 

Office of Undergraduate Academics 

The Office of Undergraduate Academics (OUA) provides student advising support for referrals from academic and faculty advisors. OUA also processes AP/IB/transfer credit requests, reviews credit overload requests and manages the Reduced Course Load program, the Early Warning program and the Academic Support Program. The office also provides support for exceptional students interested in nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships and graduate school.

Why and When to Meet with Advisors

Academic advisors are available throughout the year to answer questions and offer help and guidance. Students should meet their with their academic advisor:

  • Prior to new student orientation, to review and discuss fall semester schedules and initial registration.

  • Each semester before registration to confirm course selections (core and elective) and to resolve any course sequence concerns.

  • During registration to resolve any course selection and scheduling issues.

  • To develop their study plan (by the end of the second semester for HASS, SB and SES science majors, and by the end of the third semester for SES and SSE engineering majors). Students should also meet with the faculty advisor for more in-depth guidance on study plan concentrations and electives as needed.

  • To develop post-baccalaureate education and career plans, and to plan undergraduate research experiences and internships (especially in the third through seventh semesters). Students should also meet with their faculty advisor for more in-depth guidance.

  • To develop the Application for Candidacy 

    in the seventh semester 

    in preparation for graduation.

Students should familiarize themselves with their major requirements by reviewing the curriculum in the academic catalog

Students can find more information about the Office of Undergraduate Academics here.

For information about career advising, visit the Stevens Career Center.

If you have questions about advising services at Stevens, call 201.216.3466 or email the Office of Undergraduate Academics at [email protected].