Engineering Student Services

Engineering Student Services strives to enhance academic success by providing support services. These services include the Engineering Advising Center, Multicultural Engineering Program and the International Exchange Program.  Our programs work in partnership with departments, industry, and students to enrich the academic journey of rising engineers.

Each of our professional advisors see students from all majors within the College of Engineering and each has an area of specialty.


How to Meet with an Academic Advisor   

The College of Engineering Academic Advisors are available for both drop-in advising and appointments.

Use the table below as a guide for whether your questions would best be answered during a first-come, first-serve drop-in session versus a scheduled appointment session.

For our weekly drop-in hours please see the calendar on: https://eadvise.calpoly.edu/events/

Please call 756-1461 or stop by in person to schedule an appointment. We recommend planning ahead when scheduling appointments as we can fill up quickly during peak times in the quarter.

For information on International Exchange Program drop-in hours please refer here.

Drop-in versus Appointment Advising

Drop-In Advising (10-15 minutes)

Scheduled Appointments (30 minutes)

Check-in or follow-up from a recent appointment (within last 2-3 weeks)*

Graduation checks and 4+1 undergraduate checks

Interpretation of university policies

Questions on how the university policies apply to your academic situation (grade forgiveness, Expected Academic Progress, etc.)

One quarter schedule planning only

(must bring updated flowchart)

2+quarter schedule planning

Referrals to campus resources

Academic probation discussions

Questions regarding "ASSIST.org" (transferring courses from community college)

Readmission questions

Change of major information for 1st years wanting to switch within CENG

Change of major information for those from outside CENGor 2+ years switching within CENG

*Must be with the same advisor. If the advisor is not available, we recommend an appointment.

Advising By Email

When emailing the CENG Advising Center (eadvise@calpoly.edu), please email from your Cal Poly email account and include your name, major, EMPL ID and your question. PLEASE DO NOT email advisors to request an appointment. Please call our main office line at 805-756-1461 or stop by in person to schedule an appointment.

For additional resources refer to advising.calpoly.edu.