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Fall 2021 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 Academic Requirements Report (ARR) on SPIRE
  3. Complete a fillable Course Selection Form (CSF), found here: https://engineering.umass.edu/current-students/undergraduate-advising/forms-petitions
  4. E-mail your ARR and CSF to your advisor
  5. Meet with your advisor via Zoom (March 23 - April 9)
  6. Enroll in classes once your enrollment appointment opens (beginning April 5 for seniors)
  7. Make-up advising (May 10 - 14 after finals) 

Required Registration Process 

See SPIRE to determine when your enrollment appointment opens. Students must meet with an advisor before they can enroll in fall classes. 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 meet with Graduate Student Advisors Grace Kromah-Saydee, gkromahsayde@umass.edu (non-transfer students with last names starting with A-G), Noah Doerr, ndoerr@umass.edu (non-transfer students with last names starting with H-O), or Nick Tirrusa, ntirrusa@umass.edu (non-transfer students with last names starting with P-Z). You should be receiving a Navigate appointment invitation from your respective faculty or graduate student advisor shortly asking you to sign-up for an appointment; if you do not, please contact them after March 22. Post graduate, non-senior transfer, and study-abroad students should contact the MIE Chief Undergraduate Advisor (CUA) Dr. Bernd F. Schliemann, bfschlie@umass.edu. General advising questions as well as ARR and other issues will be addressed by the MIE Academic Advisor, Kevin Romani, kromani@umass.edu.

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 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 the CUA 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. Curriculum worksheets are only guides as not all required courses are offered every semester. Please inform the MIE Academic Advisor 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 contact Dorothy Adams if there are any errors or omissions, particularly regarding transfer credits, AP credits, elective courses, and GenEd courses.  Graduating seniors should check their SPIRE Graduation Date and Academic Requirements Report to verify that all degree requirements will be satisfied.

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