Advising

It's Time for Enrollment Advising!

Instructions HERE.

Find out who your faculty advisor is HERE.

Enrollment & Advising

Academic Advising is an integral part of your development as a chemical or petroleum engineer.  We feel that it is an important part of our responsibility to assist you in meeting your academic and professional goals.  Advisors are here to provide guidance and support throughout your academic career, but ultimately you are responsible for knowing and completing your degree requirements.  Meet with your advisors early and often!

Getting Started

Our department has an Academic Support Officer who will work with you to understand KU’s requirements, as well as each requirement for your intended major.  You should meet with Samantha Raines, our Academic Support Officer, as you begin the major.  She will help you plan your academic program to graduate in Chemical or Petroleum Engineering within the time frame that you select,  and insure that you do not take unnecessary courses.  Our Academic Support officer is a good resource for information about major requirements, KU requirements, and outside offices such as Study Abroad or Career Services. You may also meet with the Academic Support Officer to declare an emphasis, or for assistance with any forms you might need.  

In addition, take some time to familiarize yourself with the C&PE Advising Manual (updated version coming soon!). C&PE requirements, expectations, and opportunities are more fully explained in this document. 

Engineering Advising

Every student in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering is assigned a faculty advisor.  The name of your faculty advisor is sent to each student in an email, and is also available to you in your KU Portal. If you are unsure who your advisor is, you can call the C&PE main office.  Each advisor knows the curriculum, and is familiar with the elective courses. Your faculty advisor is an excellent resource for discussing the contents of your courses, possible internships, and questions specific to Engineering as a discipline.

Enrollment Advising

You are responsible for scheduling an appointment with your faculty advisor during the University Advising Period. Your advisor will send an email to your KU email account with instructions prior to the advising period. The School of Engineering places an enrollment hold on every student to be sure that all students receive advising—until you are advised, you will be unable to enroll.

For your appointment, you should already know what courses you need to take for the upcoming semester. The Academic Support Officer can help you with this prior to your faculty appointment if you need assistance. You will need to arrive for your faculty advising appointment with a recent copy of your DPR and your completed Enrollment Advising Form (pdf).

At least 30 minutes will be required for this session—take the time to ask your faculty advisor about career plans, specific course content, or engineering. They are an invaluable resource!  

Scheduling an Appointment

You may schedule an appointment with our Academic Support Officer at any time.  Most students can schedule directly through the myKU portal». Online scheduling is unavailable at this time; please call the main C&PE office at 785-864-4965. 

To schedule with your faculty advisor outside of the enrollment advising period, simply email or call them. During enrollment advising, please follow the process linked above for first year students and sophomores-juniors. 

Important Forms

You can find all kinds of important resources and forms here».


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Upcoming Events

April 6th​: Cory Berkland Inaugural Lecture Event | 5:30 | Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union (RSVP LINK)

April 11th: Graduate Seminar with Damon Talbott from KU office of Graduate Studies (FLYER)

April 18th: Graduate Seminar with George Hirasaki from Rice University

April 25th: Graduate Seminar with Rick Stroman from the US Naval Research Lab

April 28th: Open tour of the Shiflett Lab | 2-4PM | 2444 LEEP2

April 29th: CPE ANNUAL AWARD BANQUET! 

May 2nd​: Graduate Seminar with Michael J. Aziz from Harvard University 

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