At Wentworth, Academic Advising is a student-centric, campus-wide collaborative effort to support the academic, professional, and personal development of each student, empowering students to make the most of their educational experience. Advisors support students as they explore their interests, talents, values, and priorities. They facilitate the connection between a student's academic experience and future life plans. Students are assisted through this process by their Academic Advisors, a team comprised of faculty and professional staff.
Student Success Advisor
Through the Center for Academic Excellence, all students are paired with a Student Success Advisor. Student Success Advisors are part of a team focused on student success, working with students on their academic plans to ensure completion of graduation requirements, as well as on their goals and success strategies. Additionally, they connect students to other important Wentworth resources and opportunities, helping students maximize their full learning potential and excel academically. Student Success Advisors are assigned by program and can be viewed on EAB Navigate.
Your Student Success Advisor in the Center for Academic Excellence is available to help you with advising and registration questions. They are available Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. You can email your Student Success Advisor or sign up for an advising appointment through Navigate.
- Log in to EAB Navigate using your WIT email and password.
- Click the blue “Schedule Appointment” button on the upper left corner.
- Select “Advising" from the dropdown menu.
Preparing for Remote Advising Appointments
To make the most of an advising appointment, students should include as much information as possible in the “Comments” section of their appointment confirmation form when scheduling through EAB Navigate, this includes but is not limited to the reason for the appointment and preferred telephone number. This allows Student Success Advisors the opportunity to prepare for meetings accordingly to provide students with thorough and efficient assistance. If necessary, students should send their Student Success Advisor relevant documentation via email.
If you have any additional questions, please email email@example.com.
Primary Advisors counsel students on curricular matters, monitor student academic progress, review academic policies and procedures when necessary, review student course selections prior to registration, and answer questions regarding student career and educational objectives. First-year students are required to meet with their primary advisor to discuss curricular decisions and to obtain a Registration Access Code (RAC / Alternate PIN). They are introduced to their Primary Advisor during Wentworth Opening Week (WOW) or within the first few days of classes. Students can view their assigned Primary Advisor on Leopardweb.
Need help with course registration?
The Registrar's Office offers a variety of resources to assist students with the registration process. Those resources can be found here. This is a great starting point for any questions you may have. Additionally, if you missed the Registration 101 sessions hosted by the CAE Student Success Advisors, you can view the session recording here.
If you cannot find the answer to your inquiry and/or need additional assistance, please consult with your advisor(s).
Contacts & Advisors by Program
The School of Architecture and Design
The School of Computing and Data Science
The School of Computing and Data Science Program Degree Student Success Advisor CO-OPS + CAREER Advisor Coordinator Applied Mathematics BSAM Becca Legro Becky Smith David Albanese Computer Networking BSCN Ghislaine Ruiz Sara Dell David Albanese Computer Science BCOS Ghislaine Ruiz Sara Dell David Albanese Cybersecurity BSCY Ghislaine Ruiz Sara Dell David Albanese
The School of Engineering
The School of Engineering Program Degree Student Success Advisor CO-OPS + CAREER Advisor Coordinator Biological Engineering BSBE Becca Legro Lauren Creamer Alexandra Ghiz Biomedical Engineering BBME Becca Legro Lauren Creamer Alexandra Ghiz Civil Engineering BSCE Tess Spector-Prague Charlie Klemmer Alexandra Ghiz Computer Engineering BSCO Tess Spector-Prague Ria Kalinowski Alexandra Ghiz Electrical Engineering BSEE Tess Spector-Prague Ria Kalinowski Alexandra Ghiz Electromechanical Engineering BELM Tess Spector-Prague Ria Kalinowski Alexandra Ghiz Engineering BSEN Tess Spector-Prague Ria Kalinowski Alexandra Ghiz Engineering Technology AENT Lauren Peckler ---- Alexandra Ghiz Engineering Technology (Griffin Electric Cohort) AENT Susan Clancy ---- Alexandra Ghiz Mechanical Engineering BSME Tess Spector-Prague Caitlin Brison & Mary Federico Alexandra Ghiz
The School of Management
The School of Management Program Degree Student Success Advisor CO-OPS + CAREER Advisor Coordinator Building Construction Management ABCM Lauren Peckler ---- Mary Carnell Building Construction Management BBCM Lauren Peckler ---- Mary Carnell Construction Management BSCM Ghislaine Ruiz Charlie Klemmer Mary Carnell Facility Management BSFM Lauren Peckler ---- Mary Carnell Business Management BSM Becca Legro Becky Smith Mary Carnell Project Management BPM Lauren Peckler ---- Mary Carnell Computer Information Systems BSIS Ghislaine Ruiz Becky Smith Mary Carnell
The School of Sciences and Humanities
The School of Sciences and Humanities Program Degree Student Success Advisor CO-OPS + CAREER Advisor Coordinator Applied Sciences BSAS Becca Legro Lauren Creamer Maureen Greenwood Biological Engineering BSBE Becca Legro Lauren Creamer Maureen Greenwood Humanities & Social Sciences N/A ---- ---- Maureen Greenwood
Advising: Frequently Asked Questions
How does the advising system work at Wentworth?
- First Year Advisor / Faculty Advisor (“Primary Advisor”): Upon beginning the Wentworth experience, all students are assigned a First Year Advisor, a role filled by a faculty or staff member at Wentworth. The First Year Advisor helps students navigate their first year at Wentworth. Typically, the primary role they serve is assisting students with general course planning and registration needs. First Year Advisors provide students with required RAC Codes for registration. As students transition from being first year students to becoming upper-level students, their “Primary Advisor” also transitions from their First-Year Advisor to a Faculty/Major Advisor, a role filled by a faculty member within their program. Faculty/Major Advisors typically assist students with technical inquiries specific to the major, course content, industry, and career paths. (NOTE: RAC Codes have been waived for Spring 2021 registration)
- Student Success Advisor: While First Year Advisors and Faculty Advisors fill the role of “Primary Advisors,” throughout the entire Wentworth experience, students are also assigned to a Student Success Advisor through the Center for Academic Excellence. Student Success Advisors are dedicated to helping Wentworth students have successful educational experiences. They help students navigate the overall college experience. In addition to general navigation assistance, Student Success Advisors are especially helpful with creating customized curriculum plans for students that are not aligned with the traditional curriculum track. They assist with registration, create customized success plans, help students build upon their skills, and much more.
- CO-OPS + CAREER Advisor: CO-OPS + CAREER Advisors are assigned to students based on major. They help Wentworth students navigate the co-op experience, including eligibility, timeline, preparation, application, registration, etc.
Who is my advisor?
- Primary Advisor: Your Primary Advisor can be found on LeopardWeb, on the Student Information page. If not listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view your Primary Advisor in Navigate, listed under “Your Success Team.”
- Student Success Advisor: Student Success Advisors are assigned based on program. You can find your Student Success Advisor here. You can also view your Student Success Advisor in Navigate, listed under “Your Success Team.”
- CO-OPS + CAREER Advisor: CO-OPS + CAREER Advisors are assigned based on major. You can find your CO-OPS + CAREER Advisor here.
How do I contact my advisor?
Your advisor(s) should reach out to you explaining the best ways to be in contact with them. However, if you are unsure, you can use the Wentworth directory to find their office location and contact information.
When should I be in contact with my advisor?
The most common time to meet with your advisor is within the two weeks prior to registration each term. However, you can request to meet regarding any questions and/or concerns you may have at any time.
Can I change advisors? If so, how?
It is possible to change advisors. This is at the discretion of school Deans for Faculty/Major Advisors and/or the Associate Dean of Academic Advising and Student Success for First Year Advisors. Please contact to them to discuss if needed.
How do I find my RAC Code (Registration Access Code / Alternate PIN)?
Your Primary Advisor has access to your RAC Code. It is highly recommended that students set up a meeting with them to discuss plans for the upcoming term as early as possible. (NOTE: RAC Codes have been waived for Spring 2021 registration)
What happens if I fail a class?
An “F” or failing grade results in “0” credit for that class and will not satisfy the course requirement for your program. For degree students, an “F” will be calculated into the GPA, both term and cumulative. When the course is reattempted, the new passing grade earned will replace the “F” on the transcript and as a result, increase the Cumulative GPA. It is recommended that students consult their Student Success Advisor to create a revised curriculum plan that factors in necessary course reattempts.
What are my options for Humanities & Social Sciences Electives (HSS / HuSS)?
When considering your HSS Elective options, be sure to plan for all Directed Elective requirements for your major. If you are ever unsure, it is highly recommended you consult with your advisor. The following subjects are categorized as Humanities & Social Sciences:
- History (HIST)
- Humanities (HUMN)
- Humanities & Social Science (HSSI)
- Literature (LITR)
- Philosophy (PHIL)
- Communication (COMM)
- Economics (ECON)
- Humanities & Social Science (HSSI)
- Political Science (POLS)
- Psychology (PSYC)
- Sociology (SOCL)
What electives should I take?
Elective options vary by type and major. You should reference the portion of the Academic Catalog dedicated to your major for more information on elective requirements that apply to you. Consult with your advisor(s) to ensure you are appropriately aligning your electives with degree requirements. Additionally, you can find more information on electives being offered during the upcoming semester here.
What is an override / overload? Do I need one? If so, how do I request it?
- An override allows a student into a course or section of a course that was not allowed by the registration system automatically or requires additional approvals for a student to take a course and are only available in a few select cases. However, filling out this form will help us adapt our offerings where possible to better meet student needs. So please complete the form!
- An overload request is for students who would like to take greater than the maximum amount of credits in a given term (20 credits for a full-time undergraduate student or any courses while on co-op).
- To request an override/overload, you must complete an Override / Overload Request Form.
- NOTE: Request approvals are granted on a case-by-case basis. Not all requests will be approved.
Questions about course registration?
- The Registrar's Office offers a variety of resources to assist students with the registration process. They can be found here. If you cannot find the answer to your inquiry and/or need additional assistance, please consult with your advisor(s).
- Also, if you missed the Registration 101 sessions hosted by the CAE Student Success Advisors, you can view the session recording here.