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The Polytechnic School Advisors

Wanner Hall, Second Floor

6073 S. Backus Mall

Mesa, AZ  85212

Current student?

Schedule an appointment

Prospective Student?

Call 480-727-1874 to schedule an appointment.

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8-5 M-F, including breaks
ASU holidays: Closed

How do I schedule an appointment with an academic advisor?

Appointments are required to be scheduled in advance to meet with an advisor. Students can schedule an appointment with their advisor by visiting the Advising Scheduling Calendar. Once on the scheduling webpage, you can see your advisor’s calendar by following these steps:

  • Select I have an ASU ID
  • Under Select Program choose The Polytechnic School
  • Select the advisor for your program

If you are unsure of your advisor’s name, see Meet Your Advisors. Select a time that works with your schedule and complete the appointment requirements to reserve an appointment time.

Students are required to fill out the advising preparatory sheet prior to meeting with an advisor. Please bring the completed form to your scheduled advising appointment.

Prospective students must contact our office to request an appointment.

Please be sure to indicate ‘Requesting phone appointment’ when scheduling an appointment with an advisor.

What is DARS and how to I use this tool?

DARS stands for Degree Audit Reporting System. This document can be found on your MyASU under the section My Programs and eAdvisor.  You will then click on My Progress Reports (DARS) and run either a Degree Audit (shows what you have left to complete as well as any transfer work) or an Unmet Audit (shows only what you have left to complete).

This document is a live document tailored for each individual student and will update if you run a new one after enrolling/dropping a course or when a grade has posted.  You can see your remaining requirements signified by a red X, or what you have completed, which is signified by a green check mark.  Courses in progress will also appear on your audit in the required area.

Advisors look at this before and during every appointment.  If you have any questions, you can make an appointment with your advisor and go over how to read a DARS.

I missed the date to enroll; how can I enroll in a course? (Late Transaction policies)

Late add, drop, or withdrawal process for The Polytechnic School. 

  1. Complete the enrollment change form
  2. Obtain the instructor’s signature
  3. Bring form to your advisor
  4. Include statement outlining extenuating circumstances as to why the deadline was not met
  5. Submit the form to the advising office (Wanner Hall, Second Floor)

Late add or swap requests for courses offered through The Polytechnic School:

Requests for a late add will be considered with instructor approval during the following time frames:

  • First week of A and B session courses
  • Second week of C session courses
  • Any late add requests beyond these timeframes will not be considered

Students must meet the prerequisites and the class must still have seats available.

Late drop requests for courses offered through The Polytechnic School:

Requests for a late drop after the add/drop deadline will only be considered under extenuating circumstances. Students can withdraw from the course after the drop/add deadline which will result in a ‘W’ on the transcript and does not impact GPA. Students should be aware of the drop and withdrawal deadlines.

Late withdrawal requests for courses offered through The Polytechnic School:

Requests to withdraw from a course after the course withdrawal deadline will only be considered under extenuating circumstances. Students have the option for a complete withdrawal through the complete withdrawal deadline.

What are the different types of petitions and what is needed for each one?

If you need to submit a petition, you should meet with your academic advisor for assistance on this process.

Petition Forms and Information

What is critical tracking and how does this benefit me?

If you were admitted to ASU as a first time freshman, you can view why you are on or off track at any time by clicking the green “On Track” or red “Off Track” link on your MyASU under My Programs and eAdvisor.

Learn more about critical tracking and eAdvisor

What steps do I need to follow to change my major?

If you are looking to change into a program that is offered by another college, you will need to make an appointment with an advisor from that college, including degrees offered through the Fulton Schools on the Tempe campus.

If you are looking to change into a degree offered by the Polytechnic School, please call 480-727-1874 or schedule an appointment online.

How do I receive credit for an internship?

Undergraduate students: If an internship is required for your program, please review the Internship Policy and forms for detailed information about internship requirements. If an internship is not a requirement on your major map, please consult with your academic advisor about utilizing an internship opportunity for credit. To schedule an appointment, please visit the Advising Scheduling Calendar.

Graduate students: If you would like to request an internship (584) as part of your program of study, please review the Internship Policy and forms for detailed information about internship requirements. You will then need to consult with your academic advisor about utilizing an internship opportunity for credit. To schedule an appointment, please visit the Advising Scheduling Calendar.

I need an override to enroll in a course.

Students must submit an override request by visiting the Engineering Override Request form. This is only applicable for courses offered through the Fulton Schools of Engineering, Polytechnic School. Override requests must go through the school/college offering the course. To request an override to a course offered through Fulton Schools of Engineering, please visit the link above.

Please note that MAT and ENG courses are offered outside our college. To find out the college offering your course, visit course details within the class search.

 

Where can I see important dates and deadlines?

Please visit the Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines.

I am ready to apply for graduation. How do I apply?

You can apply for graduation by logging in to MyASU. Select Graduation > Apply for Graduation on the right under My Programs and Degree Progress, then proceed through the directions.

How do I withdraw from classes?

You may withdraw from classes at the University Registrar Services.  Please consult your advisor before dropping any courses.

Withdrawal deadline dates vary class by class, so please check MyASU for the deadline dates that correspond with your class before beginning the process:

  • Go to MyASU
  • Go to My Classes
  • Find your desired class
  • Click on the small calendar icon next to the professor’s name to see the withdrawal date.

For information on a complete session withdrawal, please visit Complete Session Withdrawal Information.

Important dates and deadlines are also located on the Academic Calendar.

How do I contact my advisor?

Visit the Meet Your Advisor webpage for contact information. You may also schedule an appointment online. If you would like to request a phone appointment, choose ‘Requesting phone appointment’ when scheduling your appointment.

I am a transfer student. What do I do?
  • New Students: Visit Transfer Students at ASU
  • How do I know what courses are being applied toward my program at ASU?
    • You can review your DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) information to determine completed and remaining requirements. See ‘What is DARS and how do I use this tool?’ above for information on how to view your DARS.
  • Transfer credit evaluation process can take up to six weeks once the transcripts have been received by Arizona State University.
  • I am a new transfer student. When is the best time to meet with an advisor?
  • Course equivalences for Arizona colleges can be found at www.aztransfer.com. Once your transfer courses have been evaluated, please schedule an advising appointment to discuss how your transfer credits apply to your program.
I am an international transfer student. What do I do?
  • New Students: Visit Transfer Students at ASU
  • How do I know what courses are being applied toward my program at ASU?
    • You can review your DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) information to determine completed and remaining requirements. See ‘What is DARS and how do I use this tool?’ above for information on how to view your DARS.
  • Transfer credit evaluation process can take up to six weeks once the transcripts have been received by Arizona State University.
  • I am a new transfer student. When is the best time to meet with an advisor?
  • Course equivalences for Arizona colleges can be found at www.aztransfer.com. Once your transfer courses have been evaluated, please schedule an advising appointment to discuss how your transfer credits apply to your program.
I have a question about my financial aid and/or scholarship.