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Fall 2020 Advising and Registration Information for ME, IE students

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Summary of Steps (see below for details):

  1. Schedule an optional advising appointment via email
  2. Review your ARR (available in SPIRE)
  3. "Meet" with your advisor via email or phone (March 23 – April 10)
  4. Enroll in classes once your enrollment appointment opens (beginning 4/8)

Required Registration Process

See SPIRE to determine when your enrollment appointment opens. Students should meet with an advisor before they can enroll as advising holds will need to be lifted prior to class registration. ME seniors (1 or 2 semesters remaining not including the current semester), IE, and ENGIN-IE students meet with their faculty advisor as shown on SPIRE. All other ME and ENGIN-ME students should contact Graduate Student Advisors Grace Kromah-Saydee at (all transfer students and non-transfer students with last names starting with T-Z), Shanon Fan at (non-transfer students with last names starting with A-K) in Elab 319, or Joshua St. Martin at (non-transfer students with last names starting with L-S) in Elab 207A. You should be receiving an e-mail from your respective graduate student advisor shortly asking you to sign-up for an appointment; if you do not, please contact them after March 23. Post graduate students should meet with Dr. Bernd F. Schliemann. 

Admission to the Major 

To be admitted to the ME or IE major, a student must complete, with a grade of C or better, the following courses: Math 131 and Math 132, Engineering 100, or any of the following: Engineering 100, 110-114; ECE 122, CS 121, or M&I-ENG 124; Physics 151; and either Chemistry 111 or Physics 152. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and the most recent semester GPA of 2.0 are also required. NOTE: transfer students from on- or off-campus who have not completed the Introduction to Engineering course (100, 110-114) should contact Dr. Schliemann to take a substitute course as the Introduction to Engineering courses are not recommended for other than first-year students.

Curriculum Planning

Advisors offer assistance, but they do not plan the student’s course of study. The curriculum worksheets are only guides as not all required courses are offered every semester. Please inform Melinda Dow now about any problems that arise from anticipated course offerings. Note: please see the included time scheduling grid if you are planning your schedule before classes are available in SPIRE.

Academic Requirements Report

This report is used for graduation clearance. Each student should check their Academic Requirements Report (ARR) on SPIRE and see Mindy Dow ( if there are any errors or omissions, particularly regarding transfer credits, AP credits, elective courses, and GenEd courses. 

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