Advising and Registration Information for Chemical Engineering (ChE) Majors and ChE Pr-Engins

  1. March 10 - 14: All ChE and ChE Pr-Engin students sign up for an advising appointment on your faculty advisor's office door. (Your faculty advisor is listed on SPIRE.)
  1. March 24 - April 4: Advising meetings will be held. Rising seniors are encouraged to meet with their advisors early in the advising period so they can register for the courses needed for graduation. Once you both agree on a course plan, your advisor will sign your Course Selection Form.
  1. After meeting with your advisor and before April 9: Bring your signed Course Selection Form to Tami Paluca (158F Goessmann). This is to ensure that a hold will not be placed on your SPIRE account.
     
  2. Important Information: It is extremely important to observe the above instructions. If you do not attend your designated advising session, and bring your Course Selection Form to Tami Paluca in 158F Goessmann Lab, a HOLD will be placed on your SPIRE account. You will be unable to register for classes and/or make changes to your schedule, until the hold is lifted. The hold will not be lifted until you meet with your advisor.

Registration Materials:
Students may pick up registration materials in the Office of Student Affairs, 126 Marston Hall or outside 158F Goessmann. You are required to have the following Registration materials with you when you meet with your Advisor.

  1. A copy of your Academic Requirements report (from SPIRE).
    In SPIRE, select "Other academics", then select "Academic requirements".
  2. A Curriculum Flowchart showing completed courses with grades and current courses.
  3. A Course Selection Form, completed to the extent possible (see 1a below).

Advising Procedure:

  1. Please arrive at advising appointments on time with a draft of next semester’s academic plan.
    1. Students fill out the top of the Course Selection Form and the current semester box. You must fill in:
      • Name, ID number, major, email, and cell phone.
      • For courses you are currently taking, fill in department and course number (e.g. Che 330), course title (e.g. Fluid Mechanics), # of credits, and Gen Ed code if applicable.
      • In the right column, fill in the courses you propose taking next semester (based on the Curriculum Flowchart).
    2. Students should bring a Curriculum Flowchart with the previous grades reported in each box for the classes that have been completed. Mark with an "X" the classes currently being taken.
    3. Check SPIRE to make sure there are no time conflicts in your plan and that the courses you propose are being offered next semester.
  2. Discuss your proposed schedule with your Advisor. Let your advisor know of any problems you are having, questions you have, or advice you need.
  3. When the advising session is finished, both Faculty Advisor and Student sign the Course Selection Form.
    1. Students keep the yellow copy of the Course Selection Form to assist in the completion of registration on SPIRE.
    2. The student returns the white copy to Tami Paluca in 158F Goessmann.
  4. The Course Selection Form is a plan based on a mid-semester discussion between Student and Advisor concerning the appropriate courses to take during the next semester. If your interests change, and depending on the grades you receive at the end of the current semester, you may need to change your plan and/or repeat courses. All changes should be discussed with your Advisor.

Notes:

  1. Admission to the Chemical Engineering major is contingent upon earning an overall cumulative grade point average of C( 2.0or better)  and completing the following courses with a passing grade: Chem 111** and 112**, Math 131 and 132; Engin 110 (or 111 or 112 or 113), Physics 151*, and Chem-Eng 120.
    *
    Physics 151 (4 credits) for students who entered the University after June 2010.
    **Chem 111 and Chem 112 may be satisfied by taking the Honors equivalents:  Chem 121H and 122H.
  2. A student must maintain a cumulative GPA of C (2.0) in the core Chemical Engineering courses to remain in good standing in the major. To graduate with a degree in Chemical Engineering, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the core Chemical Engineering program.
  3. The department will remove students from Chemical Engineering courses if the students do not have the appropriate course prerequisites or if the student's Chemical Engineering cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. It is the student's responsibility to make sure they have passed the appropriate prerequisites for each course. (Exceptions to this policy can be made by individual faculty that teach that course during the semester.)