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Academic Advising|School of Energy Resources

Academic Advising

Academic advising is an important partnership between the academic advisor and the student.  In this partnership, issues regarding personal, professional, and education goals are examined.  Students are expected to take the initiative in development the advisor-advisee relationship and assume an increasing role in developing their own goals.

Student Expectations for Advising

  • Make and keep your appointments or attend advising sessions during designated times
  • Check your UW email daily
  • Inform your advisor of your academic plans and concerns as well as career and life goals
  • Be familiar with the online catalog and class schedule including course descriptions, prerequisites, deadlines, etc.
  • Know your progress toward your degree program and USP requirements
  • Be prepared for your advising appointment by understanding course requirements, preparing a preliminary course schedule and writing down questions

Course Request Forms

Course requests forms are available in the SER Academics Office, Energy Innovation Center (EIC) Room 338 and in the EIC Student Area. You can download the Course Request Form Excel file to help you set your schedule.  This includes a day planner sheet.

Fall 2014 Advising Newsletter

Download the Fall 2014 Advising Newsletter for information about the classes being offered that apply to each concentration in the Energy Resource Management and Development program.

Advising Schedule for Fall 2014 Registration

Click here to schedule an appointment with Pam Henderson for advising on a day listed for your class standing or registration group.

Varsity Athletes, Honors Program and Veterans

  • Monday, March 24
  • Tuesday, March 25
  • Wednesday, March 26

Second Bachelors and Seniors

  • Wednesday, March 26
  • Thursday, March 27
  • Friday, March 28


  • Monday, March 31
  • Tuesday, April 1
  • Wednesday, April 2


  • Thursday, April 3
  • Friday, April 4
  • Monday, April 7


  • Tuesday, April 8
  • Wednesday, April 9
  • Thursday, April 10

Summer 2014 Advising

The Summer 2014 class schedule is now available on the Office of the Registrar's website.  A list of the summer courses being offered that apply to the Energy Resource Management and Development program are available in the Summer 2014 Advising Newsletter.  Please contact Pam Henderson at to let her know which summer courses you will be taking.

Advising Preparation

Use this check list to prepare for your advising appointment.

  1. Do you have a hold that will prevent you from registering?
    Click Student Financial tab > Financial Aid Requirements > Holds.  Also click Student Resources tab > Academic Profile > Holds.
  2. Do you know which classes you need to take?
    Click Student Resources tab > Registration Tools > Degree Evaluation > Select Current Term > Remaining Requirements or Detail Requirements.
  3. Do you know your registration date?
    Click Student Resources tab > Registration Tools > Registration Status. 
  4. Take care of removing registration holds prior to your registration date.
  5. Check your mid-term grades on WyoWeb in the Registration Tools channel.  If you are not passing a course, meet with your instructor to determine if you will be able to pass the course. 

Environment and Natural Resources Majors

Students concurrently majoring in the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) program should take one class each semester that applies to the ENR program.  Check with ENR advisor if you have any questions about the classes you should take.

Minors, Honors Program and ROTC

Check your degree evaluation and contact your advisor to be sure that you are taking classes that apply to your program.  Take one class each semester to fulfill the program requirements.  Consider adding a minor to your program to add depth in your area of interest.

Tips for Scheduling Classes

  • Check prerequisites
  • Schedule classes with one section first
  • Take a maximum of two high-difficulty courses each semester
  • Take a minimum of 12 credit hours to be full-time
  • A normal load is 14 to 17 credit hours
  • Reduce your credit hours if you are working more than 15 to 20 hours per week

Schedule an Appointment

Click here to schedule an advising appointment with Pam Henderson.


Please contact Pam Henderson at or call 307-766-6879 if you have questions about advising and registration.

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