Academic advising is a process that helps students map out a plan for academic success and ensure their goals are met. During advising, the student becomes eligible to register using West Texas A&M University’s online registration system, Buff Advisor, through a process called "greenlighting."

All undergraduate students in College of Engineering must be advised and greenlighted every semester to be eligible for registration. Advising events are conducted on a regular basis where you get assigned to an advisor. College of Engineering advisor recommend that you be pre-advised in the department before being greenlighted in Advising Services.

Students with fewer than 30 hours, undecided majors, will be pre-advised by Electrical Engineering Faculty and must visit Advising Services.

Students with more than 30 hours will be advised by Electrical Engineering Faculty.

To prepare for your advising and greenlighting appointment, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Buff Advisor account. Make sure to have available your Degree Checklist and Curriculum Guide
  2. Select Student Planning from the students menu. If you need a tutorial, we have two formats available for you to review:
    1. Student Planning tutorial video
    2. Student Planning tutorial handout
  3. Go to View my Progress and review.
  4. Click on Plan and Schedule, then select Timeline. Using your Degree Checklist, Curriculum Guide, and My Progress tab to select your tentative courses and add them to your Spring, Summer and/or Fall semester.
  5. You and an adviser will review for accuracy during your advising party.