Advising

Advisement is required each fall and spring semester within the School of Engineering.

NOTE The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering and the Department of Nuclear Engineering are putting the following safety preventative measures in place to ensure the health of our staff and students: Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be modifying our in-person advisement appointments. Student appointments will now be conducted via ZOOM or by email. Krista will NOT hold regular walk-in hours on Fridays or any in-person appointments until further notice. You are still encouraged to email Krista at krisnava@unm.edu if you have any questions.

After you have made an appointment for ZOOM Advisement in LoboAchieve with Krista, Krista will email you a calendar invite for the ZOOM meeting. The calendar invite will be sent to you no later than the day before your appointment. The calendar invite will be sent to your UNM email account only. It will include the link to join the ZOOM meeting as well as the phone number to call if you need to call into the ZOOM meeting rather than joining by web link.

NOTE: Even though this session is marked as a "Video Meeting" and indicates that it is only a "Videoconference" that doesn't necessarily have to be the case if you don't have a web cam. We are using ZOOM for these appointments and ZOOM can be accessed from your computer or your phone and doesn't have to involve a video chat. It can also act like a phone call.

Pre-Chemical Engineering Students

Pre-Chemical Engineering Advisement may be completed with Krista Navarrette and is mandatory each fall and spring semester.   Advisement holds are placed onto students' accounts in early September and in early February.  For fall advisement, we encourage students to complete advisement in October or early November.  For spring advisement, we encourage students to complete advisement in March or early April.  To schedule an appointment to meet with Krista, please use your LoboAchieve account.

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSCHE) Students

Upon admission to the BSCHE Program, students are required to attend a BSCHE Program Orientation with Krista Navarrette where the process for faculty advisement is explained, a faculty advisor is assigned based on concentration, and different opportunities and programs are shared.

Each fall and spring semester, students make an appointment to meet with their assigned faculty advisor to discuss the previous semester, current semester, to select courses for the upcoming semester, discuss short/long term goals as related to research/career/graduate school, and discuss any other questions or concerns.  Each fall and spring semester, Krista will email students with specific instructions on how to make an appointment with their individual faculty advisors.  Advisement holds are placed onto students' accounts in early September and in early February.  For fall advisement, we encourage students to complete advisement in October or early November.  For spring advisement, we encourage students to complete advisement in March or early April.  

Students should take an Undergraduate (UG) Advisement Form and a copy of their LoboTrax Degree Audit to their faculty advising appointment. During the appointment, the student and Faculty Advisor will both sign the form outlining the plan for the following semester.

Following the appointment, students should submit their signed Undergraduate (UG) Advisement Form to with Krista Navarrette. Krista will review any outstanding issues or questions and release the advising hold. Students will then be free to register for classes when registration opens.

Specific instructions on how each faculty advisor would like to complete their faculty advisement with their students will be emailed to their advisees in October.  

Prospective Students - UNM Students

Current UNM students that are considering or would like to change their major to Pre-Chemical Engineering should schedule an appointment using LoboAchieve to meet with Krista Navarrette. To schedule this appointment in LoboAchieve students will need to click on "ADVISING OFFICES" at the top of their LoboAchieve account and then search for Krista by name.  Click on "SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT" in the School of Engineering Academic Advisement (SOE) box.  Unselect all the names of the available advisors and then click on the boxes next to Krista's names to view available appointment times for Krista.

Prospective Students - Non-UNM Students

Please send an email to Krista Navarrette (krisnava@unm.edu) to request an appointment to meet for advisement.