It is not only encouraged, but required that University of Connecticut students work closely with their academic advisors to ensure completion of the academic requirements for graduation. Within the MEM program working with your advisor is even more important as the course load is rigorous. With proper guidance, students are able to graduate within four years if this is their goal.
In order to register for classes before each semester, students must meet with their advisor. Within the MEM program, students with fewer than 60 completed credits meet with School of Engineering assigned advisor. After having completed 60 credits, MEM students attend a group advising session with the MEM co-directors during which they will review pre-requisites, courses that are offered the coming term or other curriculum challenges they may wish to be aware of. Students should also use this time to ask any questions.
The advisors, co-directors and staff of the MEM program worked together to create a curriculum guide that is also very useful. MEM majors are encouraged to use this guide in advance of registering each term, to track their graduation requirement progress and to stay abreast of course availability.
MEM students have the benefit of accessing advisors through both the School of Engineering and the School of Business. While the School of Engineering assigns an advisor specifically for MEM majors, students may also seek supplementary information from the MEM Program Assistant, the School of Business Academic Advising Office, and the co-directors of the MEM Program, who are assigned as advisors for Juniors and Seniors in the MEM program.
Registration and Course Permissions
Often students run into challenges with registering and some courses will require a permission number. Permission numbers are necessary for students with transfer credits, students who are simultaneously enrolled in a pre-requisite, among other reasons. Permission numbers will not be granted for the purpose of waiving pre-requisites. In addition, permission numbers for substitutions are evaluated on a case by case basis.
When you do need a permission number, it is a good idea to submit your request properly and early. If you need a permission number for an MEM specific course, please submit your request here. Otherwise see below: