Advising

EVERY STUDENT MUST HAVE AN ASSIGNED FACULTY ADVISER or you will be blocked from enrolling in classes.

Advising Procedure

  1. All Bioengineering students must select and see their faculty adviser each semester. It is important that you see your faculty adviser during the specified dates of faculty advising meetings – they may not be available at other times.
    If you are unable to see your assigned adviser, you can attend any of the other BioE faculty advisers’ group meetings.
    Exception:
    Faculty Advisers for Freshmen, Regent Scholars or BioE Joint Major
    Students who have specialized Faculty Advisers and you should attend their meetings or make arrangements to meet with them individually.
  2. Change to:
    1. Complete and bring the BioE worksheet with you to the meeting.
    2. Obtain your class schedule under Schedule planner in Cal Central
    3.You will be able to register for classes from the start of your appointment to the end of each phase.
  3. Unit Caps are enforced. During Phase 1 you can enroll in up to 10.5 units; Phase II in up to 16 total units; Adjustment Period in up to 20.5 units.
  4. Faculty Advisers will take roll at the end of each advising session and will provide me with the names of the students who attended their advising sessions, those students who DO NOT ATTEND an advising session will have their registration blocked and will be unable to enroll in classes.

** Graduating Seniors should make an appointment with their ESS Adviser in 230 Bechtel for a FINAL DEGREE CHECK **

Every student has three advisers available to help them: their faculty adviser, BioE department adviser, and Engineering Student Services adviser.

Faculty adviser

All students have a faculty adviser. Regents Scholars see Prof. Liepmann, Freshmen see Terry Johnson, Joint BioE/MSE majors see Prof. Healy. All others choose a faculty adviser during the open session each semester. Continuing students should log into the Faculty Advising web app (using your CalNet ID)and select your faculty adviser. Once you have made a choice, make sure to save your selection.

Faculty Advisers will take roll at the end of each advising session and will provide me with the names of the students who attended their advising sessions, those students who DO NOT ATTEND an advising session will have their registration blocked and will be unable to enroll in Spring 2017 classes.

In addition, most faculty advisers keep regular weekly office hours throughout the school year for the purpose of giving advice on course information, academic problems, career objectives, long-term planning, etc.

Every student must have an assigned faculty adviser. 

Bioengineering departmental adviser

Your undergraduate affairs officer is Cindy Manly-Fields.

Appointments can be made in person at 306 Stanley, email to ude.yelekrebnull@ylnamc or call 642-5860. It is strongly recommended you email or call ahead to schedule an appointment. Please be on time to your appointment. If a current student, make sure and bring your DARS report. If you are over 5 minutes late, you may be asked to reschedule.

Appointment schedules:

Monday – Friday, 9am- 11:30am
Afternoon Drop In:
Tuesday-Thursday, 1:15-5pm
Friday 2-4pm

College of Engineering Advising

Engineering Student Services
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Phone: 510-642-7594

Every student is assigned a Student Affairs Officer in the College of Engineering. The advisers provide administrative assistance and advice on college policy, and monitor your progress from entry through graduation. They will explain graduation requirements, interpret college policy and regulations, explain petitions, and make referrals to other units on campus. Visit the Student Affairs Office Advising schedule for appointments.

For students who are participating in Study Abroad:

Contact your faculty adviser via email with your proposed schedule, also let them know that you are participating in the program. Also please make sure to cc: Cindy on the email. Please plan ahead so that your request is not last minute.