Information for Advising:

General Information


Who is my advisor? 

Rachel Jones (email)
Gilmore 116 (main office)
Summer advising meetings: Monday-Friday, by appointment

If you need to drop off a form and Rachel is not in the office, please put it in the mailbox on her door.

Students are required to meet with their academic advisor every term to discuss the courses they plan to take in the upcoming term, look ahead at future terms, and receive their PIN. PINs can not be issued without first having had an advising meeting sometime during that term. While most students will choose to wait until registration time to make their meeting, you are allowed (and encouraged) to meet with your advisor earlier. As long as you have had an advising meeting that term, you can be issued your PIN number later when they become available closer to registration time. 

***It is required by the College of Engineering that you fill out at least 3 future terms in your MyDegrees planner prior to having an advising session and receiving your PIN. For more infomartion on how to use your MyDegrees planner, please watch the tutorial provided by the Office of the Registrar. Also helpful is the tutorial on Scheduler


Registration and course schedules


Petitions, overrides, and audits

 **For more information on petitions, overrides, and audits or to submit paperwork, please contact Head Advisor, Rachel Jones.** 



  • Pre-Core GPA Tracking Tool
  • Apply to the Engineering Professional Program
  • Pro-Core Courses for Pre-Engineering Students
    • Under special circumstances, pre-engineering students may take pro-engineering courses. Students may file petitions to take BEE 320 and BEE 311 during Fall term. Petitions will only be considered if:
      • the student meets all prerequisites for the courses,
      • the student has a calculated Pre-Core GPA at or above the previous cut-off for admission to the professional program for the previous admission term,
      • and if there is space available in BEE 311 and BEE 320 after enrollment of students who have completed their Pre-Engineering Core.



  • Change of Major Form (MS Word Doc)- Please note - The Pre-Engineering EcoE Major Code is 654, and the Pro-Engineering EcoE Major Code is 450. These are not listed on the current Change of Major Form. Jennifer Cohen in 116 Gilmore Hall can sign as the College Head Advisor.
  • Program Petition Form (Word Doc) - This form is used to request approval for exceptions to academic requirements, including course waivers and substitutions
  • BEE 410 Contract
  • BEE 410 Final Evaluation


Academic Support:

Resources available to only Engineering students

  • The HUB: Offers a variety of resources including study tables, academic coaching, and information on study abroad.
  • College of Engineering Academic Coaching: Meet with academic coaches to discuss and to explore the future direction of your educational goals while helping you improve your grades, manage your time, prepare for exams, etc.To schedule an appointment, please email


General resources

  • Collaborative Learning Center (CLC): Offering peer-tutors and GTAs to help with math, sciences and writing. Located on the main floor of the Valley Library.
  • Chemistry Tutoring (Mole Hole): General chemistry tutoring offered in the Valley Library Collaborative Learning Center, located on the main floor.
  • Math Tutoring (Math Learning Center): The Math Learning Center provides free drop-in tutoring, printed resources, calculators, help using MATLAB and other math software, study areas, and a computer classroom. Private tutoring for a fee is also available. Located in Kidder Hall 108.
  • Physics Tutoring (Worm Hole): General physics tutoring offered in Weniger Hall 145 (M-F) and the Valley Library Collaborative Learning Center (Su-Th).
  • Writing Center: The Writing Center’s mission is to provide writing support that enable students at all levels to function effectively, efficiently, and confidently in an academic environment. Writing assistants can help with all aspects of the writing process from brainstorming and organization to questions of grammar and usage.
  • Finding and Hiring a Private Tutor


Study Abroad:

Engineering is an increasingly global profession. An international experience can provide you with necessary skills to work effectively with people from around the world and give you the opportunity to gain an international perspective of engineering. For more information on studying abroad, please visit the College of Engineering's International Programs page.


Internships and Job Opportunities:

Please visit the BEE Careers and Internships webpage for information specific to ecological engineering.

For additional resources, visit the OSU Career Development Center.