Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Annual Mandatory Advising

To assist students in completing their program in a timely manner, and to ensure that students are well prepared for courses, annual advising is mandatory in the College of Engineering. Advising holds are placed on students’ SISWEB account once a year. Failure to release your hold by the deadline will result in the inability to make any changes to your schedule.

Advising Hold Schedule

These schedules are based on the first letter of your surname:

A – G: Fall Quarter Hold
Students may start clearing holds on October 9, 2017 (2nd week of the quarter)
Holds take effect on December 15, 2017

H – N: Winter Quarter Hold
Students may start clearing holds on January 16, 2018 (2nd week of the quarter after MLK Jr. Day)
Holds take effect on March 15, 2018

O – Z: Spring Quarter Hold
Students may start clearing holds on April 9, 2018 (2nd week of the quarter)
Holds take effect on September 15, 2018

To release holds:

**New Fall 2017, all first year (freshmen) MAE students are required to meet with an Engineering Undergraduate Office (EUO) advisor once a  quarter for the 2017-18 Academic Year.  An email about this requirement was sent on 11/6/2017 and a hold titled “Engr Dean’s-Advising Hold” has been placed on accounts with the same deadlines listed above.  An appointment with your assigned  EUO advisor must be made through appointments.ucdavis.edu. Once you meet with your assigned advisor the hold will be removed. First year International and LEADR students are exempt from this requirement but must meet with their respective EUO advisor once a quarter as well as meet with their major advsior per the  above schedule.**

For all other students, in order to have a hold released, students must create a draft academic plan for the next three (3) quarters and meet with an MAE undergraduate advisor to discuss their study plan. Second year students must come to drop-in advising to clear their holds. Third-year and higher students must make an appointment using the online appointment system to clear their holds.

To create the academic plan:

  • Using the Online Advising Student Information System
    • Go to students.ucdavis.edu and then click Forms & Petitions -> Submit a New Form -> Academic Plan
    • Enter draft plan for the next three quarters and click “Save as Draft.”

Please review the degree requirements for your major to find out what courses should be included in your plan, when courses are offered, and what prerequisites courses have: Mechanical EngineeringAerospace Science and Engineering.

Do you plan to change your major?
  • If you plan to change to another major within the College of Engineering, please meet with an advisor from your intended major to clear your hold.
  • If you plan to change to a major outside of the College of Engineering, please bring an academic plan approved by an advisor from your intended major to an MAE undergraduate advisor to clear your hold.

Visit both the College of Engineering Undergraduate Advising web site and the Registrar’s web catalog site for more information.

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