Schedule a Virtual Appointment
Current Student Advising
If you are currently a PCEC student, who has not received secondary admission, please click the button below to set up an appointment.
If you already have received secondary admission, please contact your faculty advisor first.
(Please review special circumstances below before making an appointment.)
Be sure to do the following before your advising appointment:
1. Review your program plan. Make sure you are aware of the classes you have taken and what you still need to take.
2. Write down any questions you might have before your appointment.
3. Do you have secondary admission to your major? If you do, please see your faculty advisor for assistance.
Virtual Advising Options
When you log into appointment manager you will be given the option of selecting a Phone or Virtual appointment.
- If you select Virtual Advising - an advisor will send your GVSU Gmail account a link to your virtual meeting before your appointment time. Please be sure to check you email.
- If you select Phone Advising - an advisor will call you for your advising appointment. Please indicate the correct phone number for an advisor to reach you at in the reason for your appointment. If you do not provide a phone number, we will not be able to call you and your appointment will be marked as a no-show.
We have a very strict late appointment policy If you do not join your virtual meeting within 5 minutes of your appointment time, or you miss your PCEC Advisor's phone call you will be asked to reschedule.
Please note, appointments are for current students only. If you are an incoming first-year or transfer student with questions about your upcoming semester and you have not yet attended your advising and registration session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips for Online Appointments
For the Fall 2020 semester, we are continuing to see students remotely. Navigate will give you the option of selecting a Phone or Video appointment. Please select which mode of meeting would work best for you. If selecting a phone appointment, be sure to include a number you want to be reached at.
- Find a private space to meet with you advisor. Your educational records are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Protect Act (FERPA). Which means that what we discuss is confidential, so family, friends and roommates should not be present without a signed consent form sent to your advisor in advance. We know this can be difficult but please know, we reserve the right to end our appointments early if privacy and confidentiality is not being met.
- Treat your remote advising appointment like a job interview. Advising appointments are typically only 30 minutes long, so please make sure you are on-time and professionally prepared. We encourage you to be on-time, ready with questions and ready to make a professional impression. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you will need to reschedule.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Please keep in mind that while some students might meeting with an advisor from home, we still need to be aware of FERPA.
If you are a student and you would like your supporter or parent involved in your advising appointment, we will need to have FERPA forms completed and sent to your advisor BEFORE your appointment.
Please note, we cannot legally talk to anyone about your academic record without your written consent beforehand. Please understand that if we do not have a signed form before our meeting, we will be limited on what we can discuss.
If you have already received secondary admission into your major, please contact your faculty advisor.
You can find your faculty advisor by watching the tutorial linked below. Once you know who your faculty advisor is, please reach out to them via email or stop by their office hours for assistance.
What if my Advisor doesn't have any open appointments?
That is okay! If your assigned advisor doesn't have any open appointments, you can book with any advisor in our office. When you are making an appointment, you can select "Any Advisor" and you will be able to book a first available appointment.
Faculty and Professional Advisors
In the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing, students have two different types of advisors.
- Broader perspective on your undergraduate experience
- Guides on major/minor and graduation requirements
- Helps navigate the process and clarifies for you the steps necessary to prepare for a career and/or graduate study
- Addresses your questions and concerns about college and university policies and procedures, your myPath degree evaluation and transcripts
- Connects you with resources and extra- and co-curricular experiences available to students.
- Experts in your major field and bring this in-depth understanding to help with addressing your questions/concerns about upper level class choices
- Know the wide variety of careers available to majors
- Assists you in preparing for specific graduate programs and careers
- Help you evaluate how well your skills and abilities fit with the field and your goals
- Have extensive contacts in the field and can foster your professional development in your academic area of interests
If you have changed or will be changing your major and/or minor, you will want to meet with the advisor for that new major and/or minor.
If you are a double major/minor, please schedule your appointment with the advisor who works with the program you have the most questions about.
If you have been dismissed, are in jeopardy of dismissal, on academic probation (overall GPA below 2.0), or are re-entering the university after having been away for a year or longer, call (616) 331-6025 or stop by the PCEC Student Advising Center (EC 101) to schedule an appointment. Please do not make an appointment online.
If you are considering coming to Grand Valley State University and you would like more information about the programs offered in the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing, please give our office a call to set up an appointment.
Our contact information is:
Phone: (616) 331-6025
If you are considering transferring to GVSU from another college or university, please check out our transfer student page for more information.