First-Year Overview & Resources

All W.S. Lee College of Engineering first-year students are advised in the Office of Student Development and Success (OSDS) until they successfully complete the first-year curriculum and are moved to their academic department.

Lee College of Engineering wants students to graduate in a timely fashion with a degree that prepares them for a successful, fulfilling, and exciting career that offers many opportunities. First-year students should get involved early and often so that they can succeed academically and professionally. Come learn and grow with us!

Prospect for Success (PFS) is UNC Charlotte’s commitment to helping first-year students become intentional, curious, and aware. Through carefully designed courses, co-curricular experiences, and extracurricular programs, students develop their commitment to success, inquiry skills, and cultural awareness.

In the College of Engineering, PFS is integrated into Engineering Pathways (ENGR 1100), Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1201) and Introduction to Engineering Technology (ETGR 1201), Introduction to Construction Management (CMET 1400), the residential Freshman Learning Community (FLC), MAPS (Maximizing Academic and Professional Success), Engage ME!, and academic advising.

OSDS Academic Advisors are available to meet with students during office hours and by appointment.

Connect - Contact your advisor
Pre-Registration Advising Information
Progression Policy & Information
Change of Major Advising


University Electronic Forms

Students can request a copy of their transcript for free.


  • You may order official transcripts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Transcripts can be sent electronically (recommended), mailed as a hard copy, or printed for pick up in person at Niner Central
  • By placing your order online, you will receive delivery confirmation via email. You may also opt-in for text message confirmation
  • Confirm receipt of all grades and/or the awarding of degree in Banner Self Service before ordering an official transcript
Ordering an Official Transcript

ctive and inactive students can order a transcript directly through Parchment Exchange.

  1. First time users will need to create a Parchment account
  2. Start by adding a school you attended
  3. Use the Search feature to locate the school
  4. When your school appears, select Add
  5. Sign in to your account
  6. Select Order under school name
  7. Follow the provided instructions to complete your order.

For Alumni who Attended Prior to 1988:

  • If the Office of the Registrar has already migrated your legacy transcript, your order will complete immediately.
  • If the Office of the Registrar needs to build your transcript, we will do so before fulfilling your order.
  • Please allow 5-7 business days for the building of your transcript.
  • Once your legacy transcript is built, future orders will process more quickly.
Order Status and Questions

Checking Transcript Order Status

  • To check the status of a transcript order that has already been placed.
  • View the track an order tutorial video below for help:
  1. Access Parchment Self-Service Plus
  2. Login to your account
  3. Locate transcript institution
  4. View the order details as provided by selecting Track

To Release a Hold for Grades/Degrees on a Transcript Order that has already been placed, if you have an immediate need for your transcript to be sent (e.g. without all grades or degrees), contact Parchment Exchange.

Need Help?

First-Year Advising Questions