Enrollment and Advising

Successful completion of an engineering degree requires that you make a series of informed decisions about your future. Advisors are here to help you make the best possible choices in order to help you achieve your educational goals. Academic advising is one of the most important services offered at KU. Advising is not just scheduling classes for the following semester. It also involves discussions about career goals and progressing towards academic and career success.

The advising process is a two way street. When you meet with an advisor you should have some idea of the requirements for your degree interest, bring appropriate resources and materials, be prepared to clarify your interests, abilities and goals and be prepared to ask questions.


Current KU students enroll for their courses twice per academic year. Enrollment for the Fall term begins mid-March. Students planning to enroll will first need to meet with an advisor to have their Engineering Advising Hold released.

Enrollment appointments are scheduled on a staggered basis based on your level: Generally, seniors are first, then juniors, sophomores, and finally freshman. You have up until the start of the next semester to make changes to your schedule, but remember, classes will fill up quickly. Students who have gone through advising can begin enrollment on the below schedule. Please refer to your Enroll & Pay account for your specific enrollment time.

  • Honors students and student athletes - October 20
  • ​Graduate students - October 19
  • Seniors (90+ hrs) - October 25-26
  • Juniors (60-89 hrs) - October 28-31
  • Sophomores (30-59 hrs) - November 2-4
  • Freshman (0-29 hrs) - November 8-11
  • Non-Degree Seeking - November 15