Advising information

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.

Freshmen advisors

Computer Engineering
AdvisorLast Name
Paul Fortier (A - K)
Philip Viall (L - Z)
Electrical Engineering
AdvisorLast Name
Karen Payton (A - M)
Dayalan Kasilingam (N - Z)

Freshmen advisors are trained to provide the appropriate guidance to entering freshmen.

When do I switch to a non-freshmen advisor? Your last advising session with your freshmen advisor occurs when you pre-register for ECE 201 - Circuit Theory I.

Advisors for upper-level students

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

More advising resources