The Advising Partnership - Responsibilities of Students and Advisors

Student Responsibilities

  • Initiate and maintain contact with your advisor. Introduce yourself early on and talk to your advisor about any committments you have which might affect your academic performance.
  • Learn and understand the requirements of your major and/or minor, including general education and concentrations.
  • Fulfill the pre-registration advising requirements each semester during your enrollment at UNC Charlotte. The mandatory requirements to lift your advising hold include completion of the Academic Integrity Quiz and submission of a complete academic plan.
  • Seek assistance from your advisor, faculty mentor, and instructor whenever the need arises. Don't wait! Even though you've talked with friends or family, be sure to seek the advice of an expert.
  •  Understand the role of academic advisors versus faculty mentors.
  • Know how to reference the catalog for degree requirements, university and college policies, and course descriptions.
  • Ensure you regularly access and read your UNC Charlotte email. This is the official means of communication with students.
  • Keep your student record up to date (e.g., change of address, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Learn where to find and how to calculate your current cumulative and major grade point average (GPA).
  • Observe dates and deadlines on the academic calendar (add/drop, withdrawal, and graduation).

Advisor Responsibilties

  • Listen and respond to student interests and concerns.
  • To be reasonably accessible and responsive to student inquiries.
  • Understand and effectively communicate degree requirements, as well as college and university policies and procedures.
  • Provide encouragement and support as students establish and progress toward academic and professional goals.
  • Respect student privacy and maintain confidentiality (FERPA).
  • Recognize that students may belong to one or more student populations and coordinate advising accordingly.
  • Direct students to information and resources, within the college and university.
  • Assist students in working closely with professors.
  • Make suggestions for academic enrichment such as research opportunities, internships, and experiential learning.

Academic Advising in the Lee College of Engineering


All freshman students in the College of Engineering are advised by the Office of Student Development and Success (OSDS).

Transfer Students

Students transferring from an outside institution into the Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte must:  

  • meet the Transfer Admission Requirements established by UNC Charlotte
  • carry a transfer GPA of 3.0 or better, and
  • complete a pre-calculus (MATH 1103) equivalent (MAT 172 or 175 at North Carolina community colleges) prior to admission

All previous college coursework will be used to calculate the transfer GPA. For more information regarding transfer admission, please visit the College website.

All transfer students (including second degree students) admitted to the BSME degree program are required to attend a Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) session prior to their first semester of classes. Visit the SOAR website for more information and to register for a SOAR session. Transfer students will be assigned a department advisor during the early part of the student's first semester.

Students admitted as University College (UCOL) are advised by the University Advising Center. University College and all other students wishing to declare a BSME major must:

  • Complete all courses in the freshman engineering curriculum with a grade of C or better with the exception of LBST and social science elective courses as applicable. A grade of D in a freshman LBST or social science elective course is considered passing.
  • Earn a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA.
  • Pass all courses within two attempts which includes withdrawing from a course with a grade of W.

Sophomores, Junior, and Senior MEES Students

Sophomore, junior, and senior mechanical engineering students are advised by the MEES Academic Advising Team, which includes both faculty and staff members. Your assigned advisors are located in CONNECT on your Student Home page at right, under 'Your Success Team'. To schedule an appointment with your advisor, click the blue 'Get Advising' button.

Login to CONNECT at my.uncc.edu with your NinerNet credentials. Click the blue 'Get Advising' button to schedule an appointment with an advisor.