Undergraduate Office

Are you planning to graduate in December 2014? Apply to graduate in December 2014 by November 4, 2014. Please submit your application as soon as possible so that we have ample time to adjust your degree audit.

Will you have 7 or fewer credits of basic sequence coursework remaining after Fall 2014? Apply for major sequence for Spring 2015 Registration. The priority deadline for submitting applications has passed. You should still apply, but your application may not be reviewed until after early registration for Spring 2015 has concluded.


Instructions for Faculty Advising for Spring 2015 Early Registration

Chemical engineering faculty advising for Spring 2015 registration is October 15 through October 24 (except October 18-19). Be sure to check your assigned faculty advisor’s schedule as soon as possible because faculty advisors’ schedules vary widely.   You must be advised by your assigned faculty advisor between October 15 and October 24 AND turn in your signed advising form by 5:30 pm, October 24 or else you will be barred from registration until November 7, 2014.

***NOTE: You will receive a separate email from the Cockrell School of Engineering about the official Spring 2015 registration advising period. The dates for the official University advising period are October 23 through October 29 (except October 25-26).***

***ChE faculty advising is earlier so that all faculty advising is completed prior to the start of registration on October 27, 2014.***

Spring 2015 registration for continuing and readmitted students is October 27 – November 7.

Follow these steps to get advised for Spring 2015 registration:

  •  Download the Spring 2015 Advising Sheets  (to a folder that you will remember) and follow the directions. It is an excel document that walks you through the stages of preparing for your advising appointment.  It will help you create a grade/progress sheet and a planning sheet that you will take to your faculty advising appointment.  The advising sheets document is interactive, so please follow all directions on the first page.
  • NOTE: Please take time preparing these worksheets and be sure that all fields are filled in using the tools in the worksheet. Many worksheets have been turned in that have to be redone because fields were written in by hand, information was missing and/or the worksheets were handled carelessly. Your advising bars will not be cleared until your worksheets are deemed acceptable. If you do not have time to do it correctly the first time, when will you have time to do it again?

ChE peer advisors who have been instrumental in testing this document say that it takes about 10 minutes to complete. You cannot complete these documents at the last minute.

NOTE: Mac users should use a PC in one of the computer labs in the CPE to complete the Spring 2015 Advising Worksheets.

  1. Print the advising sheets by using the print button on your advising sheets
  1. Run a degree audit: http://registrar.utexas.edu/students/degrees/ida
  1. Make an appointment to meet with your assigned faculty adviser

After you enter your UT EID on the first page your faculty advisor will be noted in the Spring 2015 Advising Sheets document. Please make an appointment only with your assigned advisor and be sure to do it right away.

The advising sheets document has all the links that you will need to schedule an appointment with your advisor. (If the link in the document doesn’t work, use this link: https://apps.engr.utexas.edu/scheduler/index.cfm?department=CHE)

FAQ: What should I do if I missed my faculty advising appointment or if my faculty advisor does not have any more appointments available?

If you missed your faculty advising appointment or if your faculty advisor doesn’t have any appointments available that means that you have missed your opportunity to successfully complete the faculty advising process. Please complete the advising worksheets and submit them to the McKetta Undergraduate Office by 5:30 pm, October 24 (earlier if possible). Your advising bar will be cleared so that you can register on November 7, 2014.

You may drop by the McKetta Undergraduate Office and speak with a peer advisor to discuss your course selections. A peer advisor is on duty Monday-Friday from 9-11 am and 1-4 pm in CPE 2.706.

  1. Immediately after your advising appointment turn in BOTH of your advising worksheets to the McKetta Undergraduate Office in CPE 2.706 so that we can remove your advising bar. We clear bars in batches so don’t worry if your bar isn’t removed immediately. If you completed faculty advising and turned your forms in on time, and your advising bar has not been cleared the day before you are scheduled to register, please drop by the McKetta Undegraduate Office for assistance.


FAQs Excel Spreadsheet

  • I can’t get that excel document to work.  What now?

Be sure to look for a yellow bar at the top of the screen.  Click “enable editing” and/or “enable content.”  The excel document uses macros that help you to complete the forms faster.


  • I am still having trouble when opening the excel file. What now?

Try using a computer in one of the labs.  The excel document was not tested with Mac computers. Students have reported difficulties when using Excel 2007.


  • It is really confusing to navigate the worksheets in the excel file.

The document refers to three different catalogs.  Please don’t use the tabs at the bottom of the screen to move between the worksheets. On the first page, be sure to enter your EID, which will guide you to the next page. Then use the “next page” links at the top right of the pages.


  • Why is there a “Print” button on there?

That print button temporarily hides parts of the page that wouldn’t be helpful on a piece of paper.  It also prints out both sheets so that you don’t have to click back and forth between them.


  • What exactly am I supposed to take to my advising appointment?

Complete the following two sheets by following the prompts in the Spring 2015 Advising Worksheets – page 1: Spring 2015 Progress Sheet and page 2: Spring 2015 Planning Form


  • Why do the purple boxes get all messed up when I select my elective classes?

You are supposed to delete the purple boxes after you read them.


  • The worksheet/planning pages are all messed up and spread across two pages.  What now?

Go to the “view” tab in excel and choose “page break preview” on the left side of the ribbon. Then try adjusting the page boundaries slightly.  Choose “page layout” on the ribbon to return to the original view.


  • I am still having issues. What do I do?

Please talk to Jonathan Pereira in the McKetta Undergraduate Office at CPE 2.706.  The office may be busy, so please be patient.


FAQs GPA Calculation

  • Why is this GPA so different from the ones of UT direct?

The progress worksheet only counts grades of courses that will count toward your degree.


  • Why don’t the grades for my elective classes affect my GPA?

Grades for elective classes will not affect GPAs unless you choose a specific elective class.


  • Why is the 4-hr Chemistry elective split up like it is?

The 4-hr Chemistry elective requirement is very flexible and can have many lecture and lab combinations.  If you choose CH 431 or CH 455, please indicate that in both cells.  (CH 451/455 lecture portion and lab portion.)  If you do not specify specific classes in both parts, the grades will not be reflected in the GPA.

Updated: October 10, 2014


Helpful Registration Links/Tools for Spring 15 Registration:

Beginning October 16, you will be able to view your registration bars and access times, and other information on your Registration Information Sheet (RIS).

The Course Schedule lists the courses that will be offered each semester - Summer 2014; Fall 2014; Spring 15.

Spring 2015 Planned ChE Electives (subject to change):

ChE 341 – Design for Environment – Dr. David Allen – MWF, 11-12 pm

ChE 356 – Optimization – Dr. Juan Ruiz – TTH, 5 – 6:30 pm

ChE 359 – Energy, Technology and Policy – Dr. Michael Webber – TTH, 8-9:30; limited seats

ChE 379 – Chemical Process Safety – Dr. Thomas Edison – TTH – 8 – 9:30 am

ChE 379 – Quant Anly of Cell/Molec Biol – Dr. Jennifer Maynard – TTH – 11 – 12:30 pm

ChE 379 – Simulation of Materials – Dr. Gyeong Hwang – 12:30 – 2

The Registar’s Office registration information page is a handy reference for all things related to registration including what to do before registering, registering for classes and then finishing registration.


Do you want to receive McKettaChE Advising text message reminders/updates?  Opt in by texting @McKetta to (512) 782-0573. 

The McKetta Undergraduate Office is the main source for academic and professional development of McKetta undergraduate chemical engineering students. The office provides degree planning guidance with help from the McKetta Undergraduate Faculty Advisor and faculty advisors who advise students during early registration periods. The office provides resources for registration procedures, degree requirements, course prerequisites and policies and procedures.

Location CPE 2.706
Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 11:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.


Undergraduate Coordinator Kelly McQueary, Ph.D. CPE 2.706 (512) 471-6443 kellym@che.utexas.edu Academic Advisor Jonathan Pereira CPE 2.706 (512) 471-6443 jpereira@che.utexas.edu


  • Degree planning and requirements
  • Advice on policies and procedures
  • Major sequence applications
  • Study abroad information
  • Scholarships

Business Foundations Courses

Business Foundations Program (BFP), not currently listed on the approved technical option area course lists, or not previously approved by the Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, will not be approved to count toward the BS degree in Chemical Engineering (effective October 15, 2012).