Annual Mandatory Advising

Advising Hold Schedule 2019-2020

To assist students in completing their program in a timely manner and to ensure that students are well supported during their time at UC Davis, annual advising is mandatory in the College of Engineering. Advising holds are placed on students’ SISWEB account based on a specific schedule. You will be unable to make any changes to your schedule if you fail to release your hold by the deadline.

Freshmen (First year)

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 (major advisor). See below for your hold schedule:

Mechanical Engineering majors

Make an appointment with Lisa Laughter for fall and winter quarters by November 30, 2019 and February 28, 2020, respectively. Meet with Pam spring quarter by May 31, 2020 via appointment or drop-in. There are a total of three holds for the year - two with Lisa, one with Pam. To make an appointment with Lisa, please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu and search for Engineering Undergraduate Office.  To make an appointment with Pam, please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu and search for Mechanical Engineering. 

Aerospace Science and Engineering majors

Make an appointment with Nancy Davis for fall and winter quarters by November 30, 2019 and February 28, 2020, respectively. Meet with Pam spring quarter by May 31, 2020 via appointment or drop-in. There are a total of three holds for the year - two with Nancy, one with Pam. To make an appointment with Nancy, please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu and search for Engineering Undergraduate Office.  To make an appointment with Pam, please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu and search for Aerospace Science and Engineering. 

LEADR students (either major)

Make an appointment with Laura Hackett for fall, winter and spring quarters by November 30, 2019, February 28, 2020 and May 31, 2020, respectively, and meet with Pam spring quarter by May 31, 2020. There are a total of 4 holds for the year with two separate holds in spring - one with Laura and one with Pam. You are welcome to drop-in to meet with Pam, but you must make an appointment with Laura. To make an appointment with Laura, please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu and search for Engineering Undergraduate Office.  To make an appointment with Pam, please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu and search for Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Science and Engineering. 

International students (either major)

Make an appointment with Jordan Dade fall, winter and spring quarters by November 30, 2019, February 28, 2020 and May 31, 2020, respectively, and meet with Pam spring quarter by May 31, 2020.  There are a total of 4 holds for the year with two separate holds in spring - one with Jordan and one with Pam. You are welcome to drop in to meet with Pam, but you must make an appointment with Jordan. To make an appointment with Jordan, please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu and search for Engineering Undergraduate Office.  To make an appointment with Pam, please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu and search for Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Science and Engineering. 

Sophomores (Second year)

Sophomores 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 your admit term, not your total units, so if you are in your second year attending UC Davis, you are required to meet with your major advisor winter quarter by February 28, 2020. An appointment with Pam is not required—drop-ins are ok.

Note: Sophomore LEADR students must meet with Laura Hackett fall, winter and spring quarter for your LEADR holds by November 30, 2019, February 28, 2020 and May 31, 2020, respectively, and meet with Pam winter quarter by February 28, 2020. There are a total of 4 holds for the year with two separate holds in winter - one with Laura and one with Pam. An appointment with Pam is not required—drop-ins are ok, but you must make an appointment with Laura. To make an appointment with Laura, please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu and search for Engineering Undergraduate Office.  To make an appointment with Pam, please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu and search for Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Science and Engineering. 

Juniors (Third year and First term transfer students)

Juniors 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 your admit term, not your total units, so if you are in your third year attending UC Davis, you are required to meet with your major advisor spring quarter by May 31, 2020. An appointment with Pam is required—no drop-ins. To make an appointment with Pam, please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu and search for Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Science and Engineering. 

Note:  First term transfer students must meet with their major advisor fall quarter by November 30, 2019. An appointment with Pam is required—no drop-ins. To make an appointment with Pam, please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu and search for Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Science and Engineering. 

Seniors (Fourth year and beyond)

Seniors 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 your admit term, not your total units, so if you are in your fourth year or beyond you are required to meet with your major advisor by February 28, 2020. Seniors and beyond are encouraged to meet with their advisor fall quarter but do have until February 28, 2020 to release the hold. An appointment with Pam is required—no drop-ins. To make an appointment with Pam, please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu and search for Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Science and Engineering. 

How to Clear Your Major Advising Holds

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. First and second year students may come to drop-in advising to clear their holds. Third year and higher students must make an appointment  to clear their holds. To make an appointment with Pam, please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu and search for Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Science and Engineering. 

To create the academic plan using the Online Advising Student Information System (OASIS):

  • Go to students.ucdavis.edu; click Forms & Petitions -> Submit a New Form -> Academic Plan.
  • Enter draft plan for the next three quarters and click “Save as Draft.” Do not submit the plan.

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 provide an academic plan approved by an advisor from your intended major to an MAE undergraduate advisor to clear your hold.