Undergraduate Advising

All BME undergraduate students must see their Academic Advisor every semester before registering. Advising periods begin a few weeks before registration.

Information about Advising and about Departmental events is communicated through the departmental mailing lists (BME Undegraduates, BME Graduate Students, BME Alumni). All BME students are encouraged to join the appropriate mailing list.

Undergraduates need to bring a copy of all transcripts from other colleges attended the first time they see an advisor. (Yes, even though you already had your transcripts mailed to the University, you still need to bring in an unofficial copy to your advisor.) You will not be allowed to register if we do not have a copy of your transfer transcripts on file in the department office.

Important Dates for Fall 2022

  • The class schedules will be posted on MySJSU on October 18, 2022
  • Advanced registration for Continuing Students begins on October 25, 2022

BME Advising Information for Fall 2022

Note: this is the up-to-date information for students who have an advising hold for Spring 2023 and want it to be removed.

 

Step 1: find your advisor

The undergraduate advisors for Fall 2022 are assigned based on the student’s last name, as listed below.

 

Academic
level
 

 

Last name
begins with

 

 Advisor

   

   Advising hours

Frosh (all)  ESSC  Link
Sophomore (all)  ESSC  Link
Junior Ab - Hu  Bellofiore  Mo 01:00 - 02:00PM
Junior Ja - Ma  Jurney  Tu 03:00 - 04:00PM
Junior Mo - Ro  Leineweber  We 10:00 - 11:00AM
Junior Sa - Zo  Mohammed  Fr 02:00 - 03:00PM
Senior (all)  Duorah  Mo 02:00 - 03:00PM (virtual drop-ins)
 Mo 03:00 - 04:00PM (appointments)
 Fr 01:00 - 02:30PM (appointments)
  (all)  Wang  Tu 01:00 - 03:00PM

 

Step 2: book an appointment with your advisor

Advising appointments can be booked on Spartan Connect.

(Please refer to the Spartan Connect Guide [pdf] to learn how to log in to Spartan Connect and how to create an advising appointment.)  

Please remember to cancel your current appointment if you are not able to make it, before creating a new appointment.  

If you are not able to cancel your appointment or have difficulties scheduling an appointment on Spartan Connect, please contact  biomedical-engineering@sjsu.edu

 

Step 3: Make a tentative plan for Spring 2023

Identify the classes you are planning to take in Spring 2023. This is a starting point, and it will be further discussed and refined with your advisor.

It may be helpful for you to review the tentative schedule of the BME courses offered in Spring 2023 [pdf].

 

Step 4: Submit your advising form electronically

Undergraduate students need to complete and submit their advising form for Spring 2023. You’ll be prompted to enter your information and your advisor’s. After that, you will be able to fill out a DocuSign form where you should indicate the classes you are planning to take in Spring 2023, and your anticipated workload. Please do that before you meet with your advisor, even if you are not sure about your plan, so when you meet your advisor already has a snapshot of your situation.

 

Step 5: Meet with your advisor at the time of your appointment

This is the final step, in most cases. In Spartan Connect, you will learn if your advising meeting will be in person or via Zoom. If your meeting is on Zoom, you will have to use the Zoom link shared by your advisor in Spartan Connect. (SJSU authentication is required to log into the Zoom meeting.)
You will be placed in a waiting room until your advisor is ready to meet with you. It is possible that you may have to wait few minutes.

At the meeting your advisor and you will reach an agreement on the classes you will be taking in Spring 2023. At the end of the meeting, your advisor will remove your advising hold.

Please bring with you a copy of your Degree Roadmap where you have marked the classes you have completed and the classes in which you are currently enrolled.