- Visit your EAC advisor or a faculty advisor in your area of interest at least once each term to learn about course requirements and discuss your future plans. Set up an appointment by clicking the upper right yellow box on this page.
- With your advisor, select first-year courses that will provide you with the proper foundation to succeed in advanced engineering courses and meet graduation requirements. Keep in mind: you must declare your major by the end of your third semester.
- Keep track of your current grade in each class.
- Create a weekly schedule that allows for 2-3 hours of study for each credit hour of class and 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
- Begin to develop a list of written goals for your time at U-M – both academic and personal.
- Visit the various academic resource centers on campus (i.e., Engineering Learning Center, Math Lab, Physics Help Room, Science Learning Center).
- Get to know your instructors each term, attend office hours, and actively participate in class.
- Familiarize yourself with College of Engineering policies and the Honor Code. Read the College of Engineering Bulletin, your First-Year Student Handbook, and the CoE website at: www.engin.umich.edu
- Begin researching to determine which major you would like to pursue. Attend career fairs, talk with faculty advisors in your programs of interest, and explore internship/co-op opportunities. Visit the Engineering Career Resource Center (230 Chrysler Center).
- Explore your involvement options and consider joining a student organization, doing community service, or participating in undergraduate research. Check out the Student Life Website
- Explore study/work abroad options at the International Programs in Engineering Office (245 Chrysler Center).