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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 developing the advisor-advisee relationship and assume an increasing role in developing their own goals.

Student Expectations for Advising

  • Make and keep your appointments and 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

Advising Newsletter

Download the Summer 2015 Advising Newsletter for information about classes being offered in the Energy Resource Management and Development program.

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.

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 Records > Holds. Take care of removing registration holds prior to your registration date.
  2. Do you know which classes you need to take?
    Click Student Records > Degree Evaluation.
  3. Do you know your registration date?
    Click Registration > Registration Status. 
  4. Check your mid-term grades on WyoWeb in Student Records > Grades > Midterm Grades.  If you are not passing a course, meet with your instructor to determine if you will be able to pass the course. 
  5. Check your degree evaluation to review the classes you need to take.
    Click Student Records > Degree Evaluation.
  6. Each student receives an email showing a suggested course list to help with setting a schedule.  Select the classes for your schedule by using the suggested course list, the degree evaluation and the advising newsletter.
  7. Check prerequisites.  The College of Business administratively drops students who do not meet the prerequisites.  The College of Engineering and Applied Science blocks students from registering for a class if they have not completed the prerequisites.
  8. Complete the Course Request Form with your schedule prior to your advising appointment.
  9. Make an appointment with Pam Henderson.
  10. Students receive their PERC number when their advising appointment is complete.

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 your 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 minor or ROTC 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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