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Advising Services

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently offering in-person appointments or drop-ins.

MEP advisors are here to assist with academic, career, and personal questions. MEP advisors are trained and work right alongside advisors within the Advising Program in Engineering Student Services (ESS). Meeting with your advisor is a great way to make sure you are making academic progress and to clear up any questions or concerns you might have throughout your journey at Cal Poly. Both virtual appointments and drop-in advising are available. Although we can't meet in person, we're open and here for you in a variety of virtual ways! 

Summer '21 Drop-ins

Below are the times when MEP advisors are on drop-ins. During our scheduled drop-in times, click the link to meet with an advisor using your laptop, phone, or tablet: Please note: the schedule below may vary throughout the summer.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Drop-Ins: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Nadine




Meghan (every other Friday)

PM Drop-Ins: 1 - 3 p.m. (2 - 4 p.m. on Wednesdays) Candy Meghan Katie    

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule a virtual appointment via Zoom, please select the button below:


Appointments are available Monday - Friday. We recommend planning ahead when scheduling appointments as we can fill up quickly during peak times in the quarter! Feel free to request to meet with any of the MEP advisors (Meghan, Candy, Katie, or Nadine).


MEP advisors can also answer your questions through email or schedule you an appointment. Email and include your name, major, EMPL ID, and your question!


All of our advisors within MEP are trained to provide you with academic coaching regarding personal, academic, or professional concerns. Through coaching, you have the option to meet with an advisor on a more frequent and consistent basis to discuss goal setting, motivation, effective study strategies, and improve time management. Coaching is a way to help you stay accountable for your goals and to feel supported in your academic journey.  

MEP Study Room & Computer Lab

A 24-hour study room and computer lab is available to you as a MEP student in Building 40, Room 110. You use this room as a home base for individual and group study. This is also a great place for you to meet peers with similar interests. You will need to swipe your Cal Poly ID and be part of MEP to access the study room after business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

Since MEP is currently assisting students remotely, the study room and computer lab will be closed until further notice to ensure the safety of everyone. We apologize for the inconvenience! Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.

Student studying in MEP study room

Students in the MEP computer lab

ENGR 301 - Engineering Professional Success

ENGR 301 is a course designed to support new transfer students in their search for internships, jobs, graduate school and other opportunities after graduation. In this course, students will develop your professional identity and have the opportunity to explore ways to get involved in your community as an engineer. The goals of ENGR 301 are:

  • To prepare students for success in their search for internships, jobs, graduate school, and other opportunities after graduation.
  • To broaden students perspective of what can be done with their engineering degree
  • To empower students to make an impact as an engineer by engaging them in social issues across local and global communities

It is a 1 unit, credit/no credit course, is not degree applicable, and is only offered in fall quarters.

Resource Highlight: Tutoring

The Office of Writing & Learning Initiatives offers tutoring assistance for a variety of different subjects and you can also place a request for a tutor. To learn more about their services, please visit their page.   

You can also visit the advising web page for more information about campus tutoring, supplemental workshops, and study sessions. 

Student tutoring other students

Resource Highlight: ESS/MEP Transfer Student Support & Transfer Center

MEP & Engineering Student Services is passionate about helping transfer students! It is our mission to increase retention and graduation rates of transfer students by easing the transition to Cal Poly through support services which enhances academic, social and professional growth. All incoming transfer students in the College of Engineering are automatically included in MEP. Please refer below to our transfer page for more information. 

The Cal Poly Transfer Center opened in January 2020 and is committed to serving the particular needs of transfer students at Cal Poly. They offer many services including a weekly newsletter, transfer events, drop-ins, and more.


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