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Fall 2019 Advising and Registration Information for ME, IE students

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Summary of Steps (see below for details):

  1. Schedule an advising appointment
  2. Review your ARR & complete a CSF (available outside Elab 208F)
  3. Meet with your advisor (March 18 - April 5)
  4. Deliver signed CSF to Dorothy Adams, ELab 208F
  5. Enroll in classes once your enrollment appointment opens (beginning 4/1)

Required Registration Process

See SPIRE to determine when your enrollment appointment opens. Students must 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 must meet with Graduate Student Advisors Chris Knecht (all transfer students and non-transfer students with last names starting with T-Z) in Elab 104C, Nick Uvanovic (non-transfer students with last names starting with A-J) in Elab 319, or Aaron Annan  (non-transfer students with last names starting with K-S) in Elab 315. 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 15. Post graduate students should meet with Dr. Bernd F. Schliemann. After advising, bring a copy of the signed Course Selection Form (CSF) to Dorothy Adams. NOTE: if you fail to meet with an advisor during the dates in 3 above, you are not guaranteed a seat in the classes you need.

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 110 or any of the following: Engineering 110-114; CHEM-ENG 120 or CE-ENGIN 121 or CS 121 or M&I-ENG 124; Physics 151; and either Chemistry 111 or Physics 152. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is also required.

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 Dorothy Adams now about any problems that arise from anticipated course offerings. NOTE: please see the included time scheduling grid in the PDF 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 Dorothy Adams (Elab 208F) if there are any errors or omissions, particularly regarding transfer credits, AP credits, elective courses, and GenEd courses. 

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