Advising Procedures

Advising Procedures

The Degree Audit in UAConnect is the primary tool you should use for advising. This system allows students to have curriculum information (courses completed, transfer credits, grades, progress towards graduation, etc.) available at any time. Complete information about the Degree Audit may be found on the registrar's website.

Below are the steps needed to complete advising. Students will not be able to register until all steps are complete.

  • Make an appointment with your academic advisor. You can find the name of your academic advisor in the Student Center of UAConnect.
  • Using the Degree Audit, mark off your Curriculum Flow Chart with the classes you have completed and the classes you are currently taking.
  • Using the completed Curriculum Flow Chart, select your proposed schedule for the upcoming semester. Note your proposed schedule on the Flow Chart and the Advising Worksheet.
  • Calculate your hours of D's and your D limit, as follows:
    • Hours of D's: the total hours of D's currently counting towards your degree—not the total hours of D's on your transcript.
    • If you joined the ME department before Fall 2014, your D limit is: 15% of the hours taken on the Fayetteville campus.
      • EXAMPLE: If you have 9 hours of transfer credit applying towards your degree, your D limit is 17.25 hours (124 Total Hours - 9 Transfer Hours)*0.15 = 17.25.
    • If you joined the ME department in Fall 2014 or later, your D limit is: 8 hours of D's.
  • Calculate the following GPA's (Note that transfer courses do not figure into GPA calculations):
    • Major GPA - The GPA of all MEEG courses counting towards your degree. If you have taken a MEEG course multiple times, only the highest grade counts towards your Major GPA. You can locate this GPA at the top of the Degree Audit.
    • Cumulative GPA - The GPA of all courses taken at the University of Arkansas. You can locate this GPA at the top of the Degree Audit. 
    • College GPA - The GPA of all engineering courses counting towards your degree.  If you have taken an engineering course multiple times, only the highest grade counts towards your College GPA.
    • Curriculum GPA - The GPA of all courses in the BSME degree (all of the courses on the Flow Chart).  If you have taken a course on the Flow Chart multiple times, only the highest grade counts towards your Curriculum GPA.
  • Note your hours of D's, D limit, Major GPA, and Cumulative GPA on the Advising Worksheet.  You do not have to keep track of the College and Curriculum GPA's on the Advising Worksheet, but it is a good idea for you to keep track of them for your own records.  All GPA's must be at least 2.0 in order to graduate.
  • Bring the completed Advising Worksheet and Flow Chart to your advising appointment.
  • After your advisor signs your Advising Worksheet, turn the worksheet in to the ME office.  The office will remove your advising hold in UAConnect.

If you have any questions regarding your upcoming advising appointment, contact your advisor. If you have questions regarding the accuracy or completeness of the Degree Audit information, please contact Christina Mitchell, Academic Counselor & Coach, at cmitchel@uark.edu or 479-575-7091.