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Proper advising is crucial to ensure that the appropriate courses are being selected/taken and that your graduation plan is met.

Whether you are a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior: you must discuss all of your academic issues (e.g., pre-registration for the upcoming semester, dropping and/or adding courses, withdrawing from courses) with your advisor.

For additional advising information, please log in to COIN, accessed through myUMassD.

First-Year Advisors

Computer Engineering
AdvisorLast Name
Paul Fortier (A - K)
Lance Fiondella (L - Z)
Electrical Engineering
AdvisorLast Name
Karen Payton (A - L)
Dayalan Kasilingam (M - Z)

First-year advisors are trained to provide the appropriate guidance to first-year students.

When do I switch to an upper-level advisor? Your last advising session with your first-year advisor occurs when you pre-register for ECE 201 - Circuit Theory I.

Upper-Level Advisors

  • Sophomores and juniors: access your COIN account at myUMassD to find your advisor.
  • Dual majors, minors, and seniors: your advisor is Antonio Costa.

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