Annual Mandatory Advising

How to Clear Your Advising Holds

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. You will be unable to make any changes to your schedule if you fail to release your hold by the deadline.

Advising Hold Schedule 2018-19

Freshmen

All incoming freshmen majoring in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Science and Engineering are required to meet with their assigned Engineering Undergraduate Office (EUO) advisor as well as Pam or Eveline (major advisors). See below for your hold schedule:

Mechanical Engineering majors

Make an appointment with Lisa Laughter for fall and winter quarters. Meet with Pam or Eveline spring quarter via appointment or drop-in. There are a total of three holds for the year.

Aerospace Science and Engineering (EASE) majors

Make an appointment with Nancy Davis for fall and winter quarter. Meet with Pam or Eveline spring quarter via appointment or drop-in. There are a total of 3 holds for the year.

LEADR students (either major)

Make an appointment with Laura Hackett for fall, winter and spring quarter and meet with Pam or Eveline in the quarter to which you are assigned. This means you will have two (2) holds in one quarter for a total of four (4) holds for the year. You are welcome to drop in to meet with Pam or Eveline, but you must make an appointment with Laura.

International students (either major)

Make an appointment with Jordan Dade fall, winter and spring quarter and meet with Pam or Eveline in the quarter to which you are assigned. This means you will have two (2) holds in one quarter for a total of four (4) holds for the year.  You are welcome to drop in to meet with Pam or Eveline, but you must make an appointment with Jordan.

Sophomores and Juniors

Sophomores and juniors majoring in any engineering major are required to meet with their major advisor once a year based on a specific schedule. This schedule is based on the first letter of your surname:

A – G: Fall Quarter Hold
  • Students may start clearing holds on October 8, 2018 (2nd week of the quarter).
  • Holds take effect on December 15, 2018.
H – N: Winter Quarter Hold
  • Students may start clearing holds on January 14, 2019 (2nd week of the quarter).
  • Holds take effect on March 15, 2019.
O – Z: Spring Quarter Hold
  • Students may start clearing holds on April 8, 2019 (2nd week of the quarter).
  • Holds take effect on September 15, 2019.

Note: Sophomore LEADR students must meet with Laura Hackett fall quarter and then meet with Pam or Eveline winter and spring quarters for your LEADR holds. This is in addition to your major hold, which is based on the above surname schedule. This means a total of four (4) holds for the year, and for those students with surnames that begin A-G, you will have two holds to clear that quarter—one with Laura and one with Pam or Eveline.

Seniors and Second Baccalaureates

Seniors and second baccalaureate students in any engineering major are required to meet with their major advisor once a year based on a specific schedule. Starting in fall 2018, all seniors and second baccalaureates are required to meet with an advisor by March 15, 2019 regardless of the first letter of your surname and are encouraged to clear their holds during fall quarter. An appointment with Pam or Eveline is required—no drop-ins.

To release your major advising hold, you 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 may 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 (OASIS):

  • 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 which courses should be included in your plan, when courses are offered and what prerequisites courses have: Mechanical EngineeringAerospace Science and Engineering.

Changing Majors

  • 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.