Undergraduate Academic Advising
Advising Week Sign-ups
Find your name and your assigned advisor on the bulletin board outside of SEO 218, and make a note of your advisor’s office location.
Go to the door of your advisor’s office and look for a sign-up sheet that offers 15- to 20-minute appointment slots during advising week (or alternative instructions). If the sheet is posted, write your full name in an available slot and make a note of your appointment.
NOTE: Advising forms will not be available until Advising Week.
Preparing for Your Advising Session
Print the appropriate curriculum flowchart from the Student Resources page.
Cross off any courses you have taken, and bring this copy with you to your advisor meeting.
Visit the Courses page to see which classes are being offered next semester by the bioengineering department.
Consult your concentration area elective form and plan ahead.
Plan your schedule ahead of your advising session through the “Plan Ahead” tool:
- Go to: https://my.uic.edu/
- Sign in with your NetID
- On the welcome page, click “XE Registration”
- Click the “Plan Ahead” tool
- Save a New Plan
- From here, you can add/drop courses into your schedule to make sure there are no time conflicts.
Note: this is just a planner and does not sign you up for courses. You still need to sign up once registration opens.
Your Advising Session
Prior to your scheduled appointment with your faculty advisor, come to the bioengineering office in SEO 218 and pick up the faculty advising form from the counter. (Note that this form is not available online.) Two other forms, however, are online, and you are responsible for bringing both to your appointment: the DARS report and the curriculum flowchart.
During your appointment, make sure that you and your advisor complete and sign the faculty advising form. Make sure that all copies of your form are complete and legible. Otherwise, your advising hold cannot be removed. This appointment is also an ideal time to obtain your advisor’s signature on a completed concentration area elective and/or modification of major form, if you need either one of those.
After your appointment, bring your faculty advising form to the bioengineering office in SEO 218. You keep the white copy for your records, and you leave the pink and yellow copies in the basket located on the counter.
Advisor evaluations are conducted online. You will receive a link by e-mail to complete the online advisor evaluation survey approximately 24 hours after you have submitted your faculty advising form. The survey takes less than one minute, and submissions are kept anonymous. A completed faculty advising form and advisor evaluation survey are required in order for your advising hold to be removed. Students who are intending to transfer into a different program must still meet with their bioengineering advisor and complete an advising form. There will be no exceptions.
Note: See the undergraduate Student Resources page for a full selection of links.
- BS in Bioengineering course catalog page
- BS in Bioinformatics course catalog page (coming soon)
- Bioengineering minor course catalog page
- Bioengineering courses page
- uAchieve – (formerly Degree Audit Reporting System-DARS), which provides an unofficial audit of progress toward the undergraduate degree that reflects courses in progress.