Advisement

Academic Advising

Students admitted to Pre-Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Engineering will be required to attend mandatory advising sessions once a semester to address questions or problems that may arise and to ensure that they are on track for graduation. Advisement holds are placed on a student’s record each semester and are not removed until the student has met with their advisor. Students are initially advised by one of the NE professional academic advisors and are assigned to a faculty advisor once they have been admitted to the department.

Mission

The mission of advisement at The University of New Mexico is to provide student-centered support and services that include collaborative strategies that empower students to excel in their academic and professional aspirations as well as provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and training that foster responsibility for their academic success.

Advisor Contact Information

Krista Navarrette (she, her, hers)
Academic Advisor, Sr.
krisnava@unm.edu
Office: Farris Engineering Center (bldg. 119) Suite 1200

Catherine Young (she, her, hers)
Academic Advisor, Sr.
cmyoung12@unm.edu
Office: Farris Engineering Center (bldg. 119) Suite 1200

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Advisement Types

Pre-Nuclear Engineering Advisement may be completed with either Krista or Catherine and is mandatory each fall and spring semester. Advisement holds are placed on students' accounts in early September and in early February. For fall advisement, we encourage students to complete advisement in October or early November. For spring advisement, we encourage students to complete advisement in March or early April. To schedule an appointment to meet with either advisor, please use your LoboAchieve account.

Nuclear Engineering Major Advisement must be completed with your assigned faculty advisor. Advisement holds are placed on students' accounts in early September and in early February. For fall advisement, we encourage students to complete advisement in October or early November. For spring advisement, we encourage students to complete advisement in March or early April. To schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor please email them directly. Following your appointment, email the signed NE Advisement Form on the Student Forms page to either Krista or Catherine to ensure your hold is removed.

Prospective Students, either students not currently affiliated with UNM or current UNM students that are considering changing their major to Pre-Nuclear Engineering, can schedule an appointment using LoboAchieve to meet with Krista Navarrette or Catherine Young. Students that are not currently attending UNM must first make a LoboAchieve account specifically for prospective students. To schedule this appointment in LoboAchieve, students will need to click on "ADVISING OFFICES" at the top of their LoboAchieve account and then search for Krista or Catherine by name. Click on "SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT" in the School of Engineering Academic Advisement (SOE) box. Unselect all the names of the available advisors and then click on the boxes next to Krista and Catherine's names to view their available appointment times.

Nuclear Engineering Advisement Hold Descriptions

  • Freshman Learning Workshop is required in your first semester. These workshops are held in late September/early October.
  • Program Orientation is required upon admission to Nuclear Engineering (NE).
  • Plan of Study (Pre-Majors) is a required one-on-one appointment each semester with either Krista or Catherine (schedule appointment through LoboAchieve).
  • Plan of Study (Admitted to NE) is required meeting with your assigned faculty advisor (email faculty to set time/date).
  • Graduation Planning Workshop is required during your junior year of the NE program. You are required to attend a group meeting to review graduation requirements and apply to graduate.

Students will receive an email instructing them which advisement activity they should attend each semester based on where they are in the curriculum.

SOE Holds/Academic Review

SOE holds are related to Academic Standing. View SOE academic standing information

  • Probation occurs when the student's cumulative GPA fell below the required standard. MUST meet with an academic advisor for the major. View academic success packet
  • Suspension occurs when the student's cumulative GPA remained below standard. Must select a new major upon return.
  • Dismissal occurs when the student is not meeting academic requirements for SOE. Must select a new major

Campus-wide holds

Holds are placed on student accounts to prevent registration and access to transcripts until a required action is complete. You can view your holds in LoboWeb by selecting “check my registration status”.

Student Responsibilities

Students are responsible for reading email

Students are expected to read and respond to UNM, SOE, and NE-related emails and will be fully responsible if these messages are neglected and important notices and deadlines contained in these messages are missed (including messages related to applications, scholarships, internships, tuition payments, and registration). This would include our Monday Madness emails that go out on the listserv.

In order to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), students must correspond with their advisor from their UNM email account, including full name and ID number. By law, no information contained in educational records can be communicated via non-UNM accounts. For information on FERPA and confidentiality, please visit http://ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/students.html.

Students are responsible for utilizing appropriate resources

UNM Course Catalog

Comprehensive list of university programs, requirements, policies course descriptions, and prerequisites. For more information: catalog.unm.edu/

LOBO Trax Degree Audit

LoboTrax report is an interactive course-planning tool. The report will tell you what you have already completed, what you have left to do to complete your degree, and any transfer credit that has been applied toward your degree. This is the tool that advisors use every day and what we use to graduate you. https://registrar.unm.edu/Registration/lobo-trax-degree-audit.html

UNM General Education

Complementing the major, Gen Ed courses provide a set of strategies: communication, critical thinking, information analysis, quantitative skills, and responsibility towards local and global communities. Students develop these strategies from different angles by taking one or more courses (usually numbered at the 1000- and 2000-levels) in each of the areas of study of the General Education curriculum. Always ask an advisor if you are not sure. https://gened.unm.edu/

Global Diversity & Inclusion Undergraduate Requirement

The Division for Equity and Inclusion posits that inclusive excellence requires a healthy and inclusive campus climate and refers to the processes by which the university leverages diversity as its’ strength to enhance an understanding and connection with diverse communities, ensure the success of all UNM students, and advance the academic enterprise. For more information: diverse.unm.edu.