(Before getting into these questions I would suggest letting the professor know your situation as well as where you are in his/her class. Also give gratitude towards their efforts in the classroom. I would also suggest bringing in problems that you are struggling with, to compliment your questions.)
What can I do to bring my grade up in this short time?
Is there extra credit?
Could you give me an extension on certain H.W's?
Will you drop a test?
Can you curve a test?
Is it possible for me to pass your class before the school year is over?
Will you give extra credit for the course evaluation?
Check or ask your adviser if you can get any prerequisite classes done in the summer, so you
can enroll in some of your core classes in the fall.
General Chemistry exams will now be given on Fridays. so, if you see an error message while
registering for the class it may be because you do not have the Friday section for the class.
Make sure you head over to the financial aid office or the adviser’s office to see if you have any
Check if you have any general holds with the adviser. You can also call as well to see if you
have any holds on your account.
Have a plan B for some of the classes you want to take in the fall and check with your adviser
to see if your plan B will still keep you on track and not slow you down.
You can also check degree works through ASAP to see classes you will take
Ask questions whenever you are confused no matter how simple they may sound.
Read the text book the night before on the lecture that will be taught tomorrow
Study or look at your notes 30 mins right after class
Go to the professors office hours
Go to the TA's office hours
Speak to the professor about your situation if you are falling behind.
Ask for extra credit opportunities
Start a study group or get with one
Ask for an extension on missed H.W
Create a daily checklist the night before
Find some type of accountability system that works for you, where you will get the work done.
The Student Success Center helps students with professional development, career planning, and engineering related events and organizations. Advisors assist with degree planning, navigating academic resources, and academic progress. The Advising Center is currently supporting students virtually and can be reached at (210) 458-5525 or EngineeringAdvising@utsa.edu
Please contact us or come into the Student Success Center to reserve space for student organization meetings or guest speakers, tabling, or other similar purposes. If you need to borrow tables & chairs or tablecloths, please ask for assistance at the Student Success Center
An email will be sent out at the beginning of each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer) with the application form and instructions. Fill out the application and have your Faculty Mentor complete their portion of the form, complete with signatures.
A $1000 stipend is awarded to students accepted into the COE undergraduate research program, paid in two payments of $500 during the semester. Stipend requests are processed through the Business Service Center, then forwarded to the Stipends office. Stipends are scheduled to be paid at the beginning of October and December for Fall, and at the beginning of March and May for Spring.
Faculty mentors are assigned, and can be looked up in Degreeworks. You can do your undergraduate research with any professor, it doesn’t necessarily have to be your assigned Faculty Mentor. Faculty members will assign you a project to work on based on your major & area of interest. Engineering faculty for each department can be found at: https://engineering.utsa.edu/ (look under Department, then Faculty & Staff).
You can choose an organization or multiple organizations based on your major, interests, and what you want to do with your engineering career. For example, a mechanical engineering major could choose IEEE if they’re interested in robotics, or ASME, or any others that relate to their area.
The College of Engineering Ambassador Program is a leadership program for undergraduate engineering students. Students assist with on-campus events, recruitment, and robotics programs at nearby schools. Students must apply, interview and be accepted into the program, have a 3.0 GPA, and complete required service hours. For their time, students receive a stipend each semester.
First year engineering students are invited to participate in the Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is a 4-year program designed for students to gain valuable leadership and professional skills needed to be successful in their future careers. For more information, visit: https://engineering.utsa.edu/ssc/professional-development/
WIN Wednesday (Work, Intern, Network) is a series of workshops and seminars for engineering students. Through the WIN series, engineering students can build their soft and technical skills, and connect with industry professionals. It is open to all engineering students and includes free lunch! For more information, visit: https://engineering.utsa.edu/ssc/professional-development/
The COE Student Success Center provides resume reviews for engineering students. You can ask for assistance with your resume and get tips for improving it and including engineering related experience and activities. We also offer mock interviews and advice on cover letters. You can make an appointment or ask for Ruben Mercado when you come in.
Our resume drop-ins are on Tuesdays at 2 - 4 pm in the Student Org Room (EB 2.04.12), provided by Jeff Patten with the Career Center. You can also get assistance from Career Center: https://careercenter.utsa.edu/
Events can be created in RowdyLink. You can also contact Keri Axelrod for assistance with your event.
You are welcome to come to the COE SSC office to ask about upcoming events, or to request assistance with planning an event. We typically send out event information via email and by posting flyers in the engineering buildings (BSE, EB, and AET).
The College of Engineering has two tutoring centers housed in the Engineering Building. Tutoring sessions are offered Monday-Friday in a variety of courses and no appointment is necessary. Currently, our tutoring center is offering remote learning. For more information visit: https://engineering.utsa.edu/ssc/tutoring/