Academic advising services are currently being provided remotely through Zoom and email*. There are no in-person appointments. Remote advising will continue until further notice.
*Email advising is for brief questions (e.g. course clarification, Degree Audit questions, etc.) For more in depth questions, make a Zoom advising appointment (see below) for petitions, change of major, career and professional planning, etc.
Who is my Advisor?
Zoom Walk-in times – no appointment needed
Zoom Walk-in times – no appointment needed
Virtual Peer Advising
Chemical Engineering Peer Advisor Information (ChEPA)
- Group Advising is informal, just stop by and chat with peer advisors and other students. Zoom Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/98436936579.
- This is a great way to get insider information on course load, course sequence and other issues.
- Plan out your schedule and your future!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I HAVE A HOLD ON MY ACCOUNT. CAN YOU CLEAR IT?
A: Chemical Engineering advisors can ONLY clear departmental advising holds.
To clear an advising hold, complete ChE Curriculum Plan (131, 134) in its entirety and email your assigned advisor from your @ufl.edu Gatorlink email and include your UF ID number. Failure to do so will delay response time.
If it is a different hold (Ex. Immunization, Violence Prevention, Ready, Set, Work, Local Contact, Past Due Debt, etc.) check the hold on ONE.UF. Select the hold for removal instructions and it will tell you which department it belongs to and who to contact.
Q: HOW DO I REGISTER?
A: Reference the following resources:
- Registration dates and deadlines: https://catalog.ufl.edu/UGRD/dates-deadlines/
- Registration instructions: https://registrar.ufl.edu/registration/
Q: HOW DO I KNOW WHAT CLASSES TO TAKE?
A: To choose your classes:
- Reference the ChE Curriculum Plan (see BSChE 131 credit – for admission after Summer B 2019 or BSChE 134 credit for admission prior to Summer A 2019).
- Discuss course load/course sequence with your assigned advisor and/or Chemical Engineering Peer Advisors (ChEPAs).
***Note: Review any changes to your course schedule with your assigned academic advisor to ensure that you remain on track to graduate. ***
Q: I HAVE A PETITION OR OTHER FORM TO BE SIGNED. WHAT DO I DO?
A: Please access the ChE Advising Canvas page. Petitions such as Bright Futures Application Extension Form*, International Forms, Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Form, Hardships (Ex. Departmental, College, University, and/or Medical), Enrollment Verification, Summer Enrollment Requirement Waiver, etc will be listed in the Petitions module of the ChE Advising Canvas page. Petitions for violating prerequisites or corequisites will not be approved.
From your @ufl.edu Gatorlink email, please send your assigned advisor the completed form and required documentation (Ex. personal statement, curriculum plan, etc). Include pertinent information about your petition/form in your email. Please remember to include your UF ID and a working phone number in case additional information is needed. Your form will be signed electronically and returned to you via email.
*Do NOT send the Bright Futures Application Extension form to the Department Chair! Please send it to the authorized designee, which is your assigned academic advisor.
Q: I AM TRYING TO REGISTER FOR A CHEMICAL ENGINEERING COURSE AND I’M GETTING A PREREQUISITE ERROR. WHAT DO I DO?
A: For Chemical Engineering (ChE) classes, you need to follow the critical sequence shown in your Curriculum plan (BSChE 131 or BSChE 134). Failure to follow this sequence will result in not complying with the prerequisite or corequisite requirements (prerequisite error). If you are complying with the critical sequence, please check the UF catalog to make sure you are complying with any non-ChE course prerequisites. If you are complying, please email your assigned advisor from your @ufl.edu Gatorlink email and include your UF ID number, the course you are trying to add, and why you feel the error message is incorrect.
The department policy is that no student can take a class without having had the prerequisites and corequisites listed in the Catalog. Course instructors do not have the authority to override this policy. There are no exceptions!
Q: I AM TRYING TO REGISTER FOR A COURSE OUTSIDE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND I’M HAVING A PROBLEM. WHAT DO I DO?
A: Contact the department offering the course. Department contact information is available from the UF Homepage.
Q: I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT PRE-HEALTH REQUIREMENTS, GEN EDS, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, AP/IB CREDIT, ETC., NOT APPEARING ON MY DEGREE AUDIT. WHERE CAN I FIND MY INFORMATION?
A: Look at the Transfer Course section at the bottom of your Degree Audit on ONE.UF. If the class is listed, contact your assigned advisor from your @ufl.edu Gatorlink email and include your UF ID number along with the explanation of the problem.
If the class is not listed on your Degree Audit, then contact the Admissions Office to determine if your transcript was received.
Q: I AM CONCERNED ABOUT EXCESS HOURS. HOW DO I KNOW HOW MANY HOURS I HAVE REMAINING?
Q: I DON’T KNOW WHAT COURSES TO TAKE NEXT SEMESTER. CAN YOU HELP ME FIGURE IT OUT? ALSO, I WANTED TO PLAN THE REST OF MY TIME HERE AT UF. HOW DO I DO THAT?
A: Refer to your degree audit in ONE.UF to see which courses you have remaining for graduation and compare that to your BSChE Curriculum Plan (131, 134). Complete your curriculum in its entirety to know your projected graduation date. Use the Undergraduate Catalog to see a general semester plan. Click on the link for any courses in that list to see descriptions and prerequisites. Go to the Schedule of Courses and start working out your schedule. Also, the Schedule of Courses is a great tool to use if you wish to know when a course was previously offered. It will be an indicator of if the course will be offered in a future semester. If you have reviewed all these resources and still have questions, send an email to your assigned advisor.
Q: I NEED TECHNICAL ELECTIVES. WHAT CAN I TAKE?
A: Technical Elective information and a course list are available on the ChE Advising Canvas page through UF E-Learning.
Note: There are two types of technical electives. You must take a minimum of 3 credits of Chemical Engineering Technical Elective (ChETE) coursework from the Department of Chemical Engineering. The additional minimum 9 credits of Technical Elective (TE) may be taken from 3XXX+ level quantitative coursework offered through Science, Mathematics, or Engineering. Detailed information is available on the ChE Advising Canvas page.
Q: I’M THINKING ABOUT GETTING A MINOR. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST BENEFICIAL MINORS TO MATCH WITH CHEMICAL ENGINEERING?
A: You can use up to 9 credits of your 12 Technical Elective credits by completing coursework outside your major for BSChE requirement. Think of Science, Math or Engineering fields of interest (Ex. Food Science, Packaging Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Actuarial Science, Statistics, etc). Start with a class that will meet the Technical Elective requirement.
Note: The Biomolecular Engineering minor is offered through the Chemical Engineering department will satisfy 3 credits of the Chemical Engineering Technical Elective (ChETE) and 6 credits of the 9 credit Technical Elective (TE) requirement for the BSChE major (depending on course selection). More information on the Biomolecular Engineering minor can be found on the ChE Advising Canvas page.
Current ChE majors: For questions not answered in the preceding text, please email your assigned advisor from your @ufl.edu Gatorlink email, including your UF ID number, and concise information about your question. It is our intention to return your email within 72 hours (excluding holidays, weekends, campus closures, etc). Please be patient and do not send multiple emails during peak advising times. Multiple emails will delay our response time.
COMBINATION BS/MS DEGREE PROGRAM
Learn about the Combination BS/MS degree program that allows qualified students to simultaneously earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering degree.
|Kristen L. Burns
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
|Shaura Thomas, M.Ed., GCDF
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Before coming to UF, Shaura served as an academic advisor at Santa Fe College for 11 years. Throughout her tenure, she created the Advising Toolbox that assisted with the onboarding of program advisors from multiple departments across campuses and educational centers, developed the College Success virtual degree audit presentation, produced the Academic Advisement Center newsletter, and served on multiple committees such as Petitions, Screening, Advising Council, Student Development and Leadership, One Advising Professional Workgroup, Policy Review, and Digital Learning Plan.
In 2017 and 2020, Shaura won the Excellence in Advising Award. She has presented at the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) on the topic of “Using Assessment Findings To Improve Practice.” Shaura is an active member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and the National Career Development Association (NCDA). Recently, she partnered with the Association of Black Alumni (ABA) and UF Office of Admissions for a virtual Transfer Event to provide recruitment and outreach opportunities.
Shaura is a Double Gator earning her Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences with Honors, a minor in Education, an Area of Specialization in Human Services, and a Master of Education in Student Personnel in Higher Education with a concentration in Community College Student Affairs. She holds the following certifications: Global Career Development Facilitator from the National Career Development Association (NCDA), Social Media Marketing from the HubSpot Academy, Multicultural Mentoring from the University of Florida (UF), and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from the University of South Florida (USF). Shaura is currently a graduate student in the Social Media certificate program through the College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) at UF. She believes in investing in herself and the department’s vision of “continuous improvement.”
Her primary responsibility is to lead programs to recruit, support, and retain transfer students. As a First-Generation and transfer student, Shaura understands being the first in your family to attend college, the process of transferring to a big university, and ‘figuring it all out’ as you go. It is her goal to make each student feel welcomed into the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Gator Nation.
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