Undergraduate Student Services Academic Advising

Announcements - Updated June 17


Congratulations to our graduates!

Spring Convocation for the Faculty of Engineering will take place on June 20, 2024. If you have questions regarding your ceremony or ticket details, please visit uab.ca/convo. All convocation ceremonies will be live-streamed here.

Congratulations to our Class of 2024!

Program Selection Form 

The Program Selection Form is now closed. This form is required in order to be placed into a second year program. If you missed the deadline, please contact enggadvising@ualberta.ca. 

Spring/Summer 2024 Dates and Deadlines

The dates and deadlines for Spring and Summer term classes are available on the Registrar’s Office Registration Dates and Deadlines page.

Fall (November) 2024 Convocation Application now open

For students who are completing their graduation requirements in Spring 2024 or Summer 2024, please apply for Fall (November) 2024 Convocation in Bear Tracks starting March 15. The application will close on September 1, 2024.    

Calculator Sticker Policy Reminder

Please review our Calculator Use and Specifications for the current list of approved calculators for undergraduate Engineering students. Calculators purchased elsewhere can be brought to the Student Services Office (2-300 DICE) to have the appropriate sticker affixed to their calculator.

Common Questions

Our team has compiled the following list of common questions and concerns based on communications with engineering students. Please review the following questions before contacting our office for assistance.

I am trying to register in classes but one or more are full. What do I do?

As classes may fill up quickly, we strongly recommend that students register in classes as soon as their enrolment date is open for the term.

In the event that a class you wish to enroll in is full, be sure to put the class on your Watch List in My Schedule Builder. Seat availability in classes will change over the months leading up to classes starting: teaching departments may open additional seats or sections to meet demand and they normally use the Watch List to monitor student demand. 

Students who have added classes to their Watch List will be notified by text message when seat(s) become available. For information on the Watch List, how to set up notifications, and how to enroll when a spot becomes available, visit the Registrar's Office Course Registration page.

IMPORTANT: If the course you are trying to register in is a core course for your program and you are registering in the correct term according to your program sequence, please email enggadvising@ualberta.ca for assistance.

When I try to register in my courses, Bear Tracks displays an error that reads "Restrictions not met". What does that mean?

Registration restrictions are in place to ensure:

  1. priority registration for specific groups of students; and/or
  2. that course prerequisites or corequisites have been met.

Please consult the Class Notes / Class Remarks in Bear Tracks or My Schedule Builder for registration information specific to your classes.

What are Class Notes / Class Remarks? How do I view Class Notes / Class Remarks in Bear Tracks or My Schedule Builder?

Class Notes / Class Remarks contain important information about classes as well as restrictions such as prerequisite/corequisite courses and registration dates for different student groups.

To view the Class Notes for a course in Bear Tracks, click on the green clipboard icon beside the class section. In My Schedule Builder, Class Notes will show as ‘Class Remarks’ and can be found in the course details when you search for a course. Note: not all class sections will have Class Notes / Class Remarks.

Screenshot showing the location of the clipboard icon in Bear Tracks

Location of clipboard icon in Bear Tracks, desktop view.


my schedule builder
Location of Class Remarks in My Schedule Builder, desktop view.


I have questions about my tuition and fees. Who do I contact?
For information about tuition and fees, please visit Office of the Registrar - Costs, Tuition, and Fees or contact the Student Service Centre.
How do I decide which discipline to pick?

The Faculty of Engineering has compiled useful information and resources to help you make an informed decision about which program to choose. Click here for information pertaining to all programs and visit our Learn About the Programs page. 

Please also visit the Qualifying Year Students section of our website to learn more.

I need a sticker for my calculator. Where do I go to get one?

Calculator stickers are available from the Engineering Undergraduate Student Services Office Front Desk at 2-300 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering during office hours.

For information about approved calculator specifications for engineering, visit Calculator Use & Specifications.

Drop-in Academic Advising

To meet the needs of Faculty of Engineering students, the Student Services team is pleased to offer in-person and virtual drop-in academic advising sessions. Click the green button below to join the drop-in queue.

IMPORTANT: Content on our website is regularly updated. We strongly encourage students to review the information currently available on the Academic Advising website before attending a drop-in session.

The drop-in advising schedule will vary to accommodate peak advising periods: please see below for the current advising schedule.

Click here to join the drop-in queue

IMPORTANT: You must use your ualberta.ca email address when you sign up for drop-in advising. 

If you are not present when your name is called, you may lose your place in line. Students arriving less than 15 minutes before the end of a drop-in period may not be able to see an advisor.

Drop-in Advising Schedule

Engineering Student Services Drop-in Advising Hours

Day Drop-in Period
Monday 9:00 - 11:00 AM (MT)
1:00 - 3:00 PM (MT)
Tuesday 9:00 - 11:00 AM (MT)
1:00 - 3:00 PM (MT)
Wednesday 9:00 - 11:00 AM (MT)
1:00 - 3:00 PM (MT)
Thursday No Academic Advising
Friday 9:00 - 11:00 AM (MT)
1:00 - 3:00 PM (MT)

Last Updated: June 17, 2024