Questions often asked by students:
How do I declare a major and minor?
To declare an engineering or technology major, go to the Ira A. Fulton College Advisement Center or go to your mymap. Under mymap click on plan courses on the top of the page. Then on the left hand side under tools you can find change major request.
Students must select and declare a major by the time they have 60 earned BYU credit hours (excluding language exam credits). Once a student has 75 earned BYU credit hours (excluding language exam credits), they will not be allowed to change their major, unless special permission is granted. It is not mandatory to declare a major immediately, however some classes within each major require that you declare the major the class is associated with.
To declare your minor go to the advisement center that owns the minor (e.g. for a math minor, see the Physical & Mathematical Sciences Advisement Center). Ask them to sign a minor form, and take the form to your primary major advisement center.
Where can I find Major Academic Plans (MAPs) for an engineering or technology major?
MAPs can be found here
. Please note: The first page of the MAPs has all the classes required for both the University Core and the major. The second page has an eight semester plan for students, along with information about the major and career opportunities within the discipline.
What classes should I register for my first semester?
Please contact the advisement center and they will help you plan your first semester of major classes and general education classes. We have resources and advisors to help guide you through your freshman year. Please note some of your General Education classes will overlap with your major classes so it is important to talk to the advisement center about your first year of classes.
We are located in room 246 of the Engineering Building (246 EB). You can reach us by phone (801) 422-4325 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I need to do in order to add or drop a class?
Students may use the Web-registration system to add and drop classes until the add deadline. Each academic department determines how classes are added. The add method of each class is noted in either the current class schedule or on the Web registration system with:
• O (Web registration system is open through add deadline),
• S (Permission-to-add code), or
• F (Web registration system until classes start – Permission-to-add code is required thereafter).
To add a class that requires permission:
1.Obtain a Permission-to-Add code from the instructor or department as shown in the current class schedule.
2.Redeem the Permission-to-Add code in the web registration system during the first six class days of a semester or term.
To drop a class once school begins:
1.Use the web registration system during the add period (first six class days of a semester or first six class days of a term).
2.From the second week of classes through the fifth week (seventh through the fifty-second day of a term) A “W” will appear for classes dropped during this time, and a $10 fee per class will be assessed to the student account.
Do I need to complete my degree in four years?
While students may try to complete their degree within a four year mark, many find that it takes longer to complete their degree. This is not uncommon. That being said, it is possible to complete your program within eight semesters, even if it may be difficult. We recommend you meet with your department advisor to establish a graduation plan to fit your individual needs. Please contact the Ira A. Fulton College Advisement Center and we can tell you who your department advisor is.
What mentoring opportunities are available?
Clubs, WE (women in engineering), Advisors and Faculty are all interested in helping you succeed. There are many clubs available to get to know other students with similar interests. Women in Engineering provides an opportunity for women to connect with other women in Engineering and find mentors in their field. Contact the Ira A. Fulton College Advisement Center for more information..
How do I apply transfer credits to my degree?
Please make sure your transfer credits have been sent to BYU to be evaluated by the transfer office. Once this is done please contact the Ira A. Fulton College Advisement Center and we will refer you to your department advisor who can help use all of your transfer credits toward your degree at BYU.
Questions often asked by parents:
What do I need to know before seeking advisement for my student?
If you are seeking general advisement, feel free to contact us. If you are seeking specific information such as grades, enrollment status, personal information, and any other information specific to the student and their account without written authorization, we will be unable to disclose such information due to FERPA. For more information on FERPA and receiving authorization for your student please visit the BYU FERPA website
How do I help my high school student prepare for the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering?
options and department websites to help your student choose a field of study at BYU. In our college, majors require difficult math and science classes such Calculus, Physics and Chemistry. Students should take higher level classes in high school to help prepare for college level courses in these classes. Parents and perspective students should also become familiar with BYU admission requirements.
If you are interested in a personal tour please call our office, 801-422-4325.
How can I help my student on a mission?
Make sure you have authorization from your student to do things on their behalf. Please see questions above for help with changing a major and registration. If you have questions regarding an Academic Improvement Plan please contact, 801-422-2723. We would be happy to help you know what is best for your student, feel free to call us, 801-422-4325.