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Batten College of Engineering & TechnologyUndergraduate Advising

Students are our top priority

We take an active role in providing students a supportive environment, offering timely and dependable guidance, and educating students about campus policies and academic programs.

We partner with faculty advisors, academic departments and other support staff to encourage academic and personal development of all students.

Not sure where to start? Meet with your advisor one-on-one to talk through your options and identify programs that will meet your needs.

Advising basics

  • All freshman students admitted to the first-year program are advised by Kristin Eden, Saige Johnston (alpha A-L) or Dr. Kevin Muchiri (alpha M-Z).
  • Transfer students and Military students who need to complete first-year requirements before declaring a major and are advised by Anna Lacy.
  • Transfer students with AS degrees are admitted into a major and are advised by the major's department undergraduate program director (UPD) or chief departmental advisor (CDA).
  • First-year advising happens in the Dean's office.
  • Advising sophomore through senior year happens in your major's department.


Advising Must-dos

For all undergraduate students (first-year and department)

1

Engineering Placement Tests

See what tests all admitted undergraduates must take and when to take them.


2

Freshman & Transfer Student Orientation

Monarch Orientation is ODU's orientation program for new incoming freshmen and transfer students.


3

Course registration

Pre-registration into next semester during spring and fall semesters for all current students


4

Major and/or minor declaration

Learn more about the requirements for declaring a major and transitioning to a departmental advisor.


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Admitted Freshmen Checklist

Admitted Freshmen Checklist

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Transfer Students

Transfer Students

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Freshmen Summer Programs

Freshmen Summer Programs

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Departmental Advising

Advising sophomore through senior year happens in your major's department.


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Transfer Students

We understand that as a transfer student, you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. ODU is here to assist you with your transition to the university. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity.




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Undergraduate Academic Support

Explore academic resources for engineering students

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Engineering Student Success

Find programs and resources to aid in your success.

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Locate Our Office

The Advising Center is located in room 1104 of the new Engineering Systems Building located between the Learning Commons and Kaufman Hall. General questions can be answered via email at engineer@odu.edu or by calling 757-683-3789. We encourage students to find us on Facebook.

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Questions?

If you have any academic advising questions, please email engineer@odu.edu and an advisor will follow up with you. Please include your UIN and questions that you need help with. Thank you!