Engineering Student Services is located in Lopata Hall, Room 303.
- Registrar Services
Engineering Student Services serves as a general resource for potential and current students, faculty, staff and parents. The team, led by Associate Dean Chris Kroeger, strives to provide a supportive environment that fosters the academic success of students in the School of Engineering.
Academic advisors are faculty members who work with students to select courses and navigate the Engineering curriculum. Having a solid relationship with an advisor is an important part of building scholastic success. Through conversations with advisors, students will develop a more thorough understanding of their academic department and specific research opportunities.
Engineering Peer Advising helps new students make a smooth transition to Washington University and the School of Engineering by supporting and complementing faculty advising and providing resource information to new students. Peer advisors work to sustain a supportive relationship with their advisees while helping freshmen make connections with each other and explore the campus community.
Advising Support Staff
The Engineering Student Services office includes staff members who help students understand the curriculum requirements within and beyond the School of Engineering. In addition to registration assistance, the advising staff can serve as your primary contact for answers to general academic, procedural and resource questions.
Health Professions Advising
The goal of health professions advising is to identify and assist students interested in becoming health professionals. Students with interest in the health professions (medical, dental, physical therapy, pharmacology, and veterinary) should meet with the health professions advisor at least once a semester. During these meetings, students become familiarized with the timing for letters of recommendation, preparing for the appropriate admissions examination, completing the application materials and interviews with the pre-medicine committee within the School of Engineering and the various health professions schools.
Engineering undergraduate students may receive up to four hours per week of free one-on-one tutoring for each Engineering course. The School also provides free tutoring for the math, chemistry, and physics courses required for an Engineering degree.
Calculus Help Room
Graduate Teaching Assistants (TA's) staff a help desk for Calculus courses (131,132, 233) and differential equations. Students who need help with homework during the evening may also visit the Calculus Help Desk in Cornerstone. The Calculus Help Room is located in Lopata Hall, Room 102.
Cornerstone: The Center for Advanced Learning
Cornerstone resources are available to help Washington University undergraduates succeed and persist to graduation in their chosen fields. Cornerstone offers active and collaborative learning opportunities to help students make the transition to college, master class materials in foundational courses, and prepare them for advanced courses and courses in their major.
Engineering students may be particularly interested in Cornerstone's peer-led, team-learning groups. This program pairs trained upperclassmen with small groups of students who work on group exercises directly connected to coursework. Initially created in conjunction with the Chemistry department to address the needs of freshman taking the introductory chemistry and lab classes, PLTL (Peer Led Team Learning) is now offered to Biomedical Engineering, Physics, and Calculus students. Cornerstone is located in Gregg House on the first floor.
Study groups are coordinated for specific engineering classes. Each study group is facilitated by an upper-class engineering student who has been academically successful in the course. Study group information is made available during the first week of the semester in specific classes, or though the Engineering Student Services Office at any time.