Undergraduate Office

ChE Faculty Advising for Spring 2016 Early Registration

Important Dates
Faculty Advising: October 12-16 & October 19-21 (faculty advisors’ schedules vary)
AIChE and OXE Peer Advising: October 19 & 20 – time & location TBA
Spring 2016 Early Registration: October 26 – 31 & November 2 – 6

General Information about Faculty Advising
Chemical engineering faculty advising for Spring 2016 early registration is October 12 through 21 (except October 17-18). 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 12 and October 21 AND turn in your signed advising form by 6 pm, October 21 or else you will be barred from registration until November 6, 2015.

***NOTE: You will receive a separate email from the Cockrell School of Engineering about the official Spring 2016 early registration advising period. The dates for the official University advising period are October 22 through October 28 (except October 24-25).***

***ChE faculty advising is earlier so that all faculty advising is completed prior to the start of registration on October 26, 2015.***


Follow these steps to get advised for Spring 2016 early registration:
1. Download the Spring 2016 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. In past semesters, many worksheets have been turned in that had 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 2016 Advising Worksheets.

2. Print the advising sheets by using the print button on your advising sheets.

Please do not staple the sheets together.

Items that must be included on your advising sheets.

3. Run a degree audit: http://registrar.utexas.edu/students/degrees/ida

4. Make an appointment to meet with your assigned faculty advisor

After you enter your UTEID on the first page your faculty advisor will be noted in the Spring 2016 Advising Sheets document. Please make an appointment only with your assigned advisor and be sure to do it right away. If you miss your appointment you will not be permitted to make a second appointment with your assigned advisor or an appointment with a different faculty advisor.

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 does not work, copy and paste this link: https://apps.engr.utexas.edu/scheduler/index.cfm)

FAQ: My faculty advisor does not have any appointments available on October 5, 2015. What should I do?
If there aren’t any appointments available today, October 5, 2015 then you will receive an email when your faculty advisor’s schedule has been posted to the online appointment scheduler.

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 does not 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 6 pm, October 21, 2015 (earlier if possible). Your advising bar will be cleared so that you can register on November 6, 2015.

If you miss your appointment, 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 – 11 am and Monday-Friday from 1-4 pm in CPE 2.706.

5. 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 do not worry if your bar is not 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 Undergraduate 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 four 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 2016 Advising Worksheets – page 1: Spring 2016 Progress Sheet and page 2: Spring 2016 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 5, 2015


Priority seating in the following courses for Spring 2016 will be allocated based on graduation date:

Spring 2016 graduates: ChE 350, ChE 360, ChE 264, ChE 473K

Fall 2016 graduates: ChE 253M, ChE 363, ChE 372

Spring 2017 graduates: ChE 322, ChE 333T, ChE 348, ChE 253K, ChE 354

Fall 2017 graduates: ChE 353

Spring 2018 graduates: ChE 317

After students are accommodated in the courses they need to make progress toward the degree, and if there are seats available, students will be added to courses off of the waitlists.


Updated: September 30, 2015


Important Course Information

Beginning Fall 2015 M 427J will replace M 427K in the requirements for the BS degree in Chemical Engineering. There is significant overlap in course content in M 427J and M 340L. Therefore, M 340L may not be applied to the BS degree in Chemical Engineering if M 427J is taken.


Updated: April 13, 2015


Helpful Registration Links/Tools

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 2015Fall 2015. Spring 16 online by 5 pm, October 14, 2015.

The Registrar’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.



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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).