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ADVISING FOR NEW STUDENTS EECS Student Services
What We Do? EECS Student Services focuses on: academic planning and assistance career guidance program and graduation requirements professional program admission graduation verification general support for undergraduate EECS students
Who Are We? Each of us in EECS Student Services provides a critical role to help you succeed in your academic career. Dr. Shor – EECS Head Advisor Handles Exceptions to Policy Articulates transfer coursework Dr. Plant – ECE MECOP Advisor Advises students in MECOP program Advises struggling PRO Students Dr. Eggerton – PRE ECE Advisor Advises PRE students regarding ECE curriculum Handles general advising issues for non-struggling students Roger Traylor – PRO ECE Advisor Advises PRO students regarding ECE curriculum Handles general advising issues for non-struggling students Tyler DeAdder – EECS Advisor Advises struggling PRE-EECS Students Works with students on Academic Planning Answers questions regarding pro-school requirements Verifies graduation requirements for graduating students Darlene Seltzer – Coordinator Answers general policy and procedure questions Processes College of Engineering override requests
When Should You Meet With Us? Whenever you need to. Common Times to Meet With Us You have a question and can’t find the answer If you are struggling (& don’t even know what questions to ask) You can’t figure out how to ________ Whenever you make significant changes to your academic plan You need information regarding course curriculum or career advise Preliminary Graduation Audits How to get an appointment Darlene is available on a walk-in basis You can schedule an appointment with an advisor through the EECS Website. Must have an ENGR account.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Things You Should Know
OSU Academic Standing College of Engineering GPA Requirements Academic Warning - If a student has an OSU term GPA below 2.0, he/she is placed on academic warning. Academic Probation – If a student has an overall OSU GPA (does not include transfer GPA) below a 2.0 and has been here for two or more terms, that student will be placed on academic probation. Academic Suspension – If a student is on academic probation and has an OSU term GPA below 2.0, that student will be suspended from the university. The minimum OSU and Pre-Core GPA required to apply to a College of Engineering professional program is The Pre-Core GPA consists of a specific set of courses. These courses are specific to each major. Due to resource constraints students may need a higher Pre-Core GPA than the 2.25 minimum in order to be admitted into the professional program. The minimum Pro-Core GPA required to graduate is The Pro-Core GPA is based largely on courses that require admission into the professional program. The minimum Pro-Core GPA required to stay in good academic standing with the College of Engineering is More information about this policy can be found on the Policies page of the College of Engineering Advising website.Policies Academic Standing and GPA Requirements
Grade Requirements Withdrawing Technical (Required) Coursework - Students must earn a “C” or better in required courses in order for that course to be considered completed. These required courses are commonly referred to as technical courses but also include writing, communication, and ethics courses. Student who earn a “C-” or lower in a required course must repeat it before continuing on to the next course in that series. Baccalaureate Core – Students must earn a “D-” or better in their baccalaureate core courses. These courses include the following requirements: Lifetime Fitness and Lab, Biological Science and Lab, Perspectives Categories, DPD, and Contemporary Global Issues Synthesis. S/U – Baccalaureate core courses can be taken S/U. Technical (required) coursework cannot be taken S/U. Students who drop a course after the 2 nd week will have a W on their transcripts indicating a withdrawal from the class. There are specific withdraw deadlines. Students should be aware of these deadlines. Always talk to your instructor before withdrawing from a course. You may be doing better than you think. You might want to consider withdrawing from a course based on the following circumstances: how you are doing in the course overall workload & if withdrawing from one course will make it possible to do well overall in the others financial aid (complete 36 credits over F, W, Sp terms; or petition) scholarships & other sources of support preparation for PRO/MECOP/Graduation International students and intercollegiate athletes should check with the respective offices for specific rules and restrictions before withdrawing below 12 credits. Grades
PLANS FOR SUCCESS The Advising Process
How to Get Your PIN In order to register for Fall, Winter and Spring terms you must receive a registration PIN. Summer registration does not require a registration PIN. All College of Engineering students are issued a new registration PIN for each term except summer registration. All EECS students are required to have an updated academic plan in their file in order to get their registration PIN. During winter and spring terms, students who are making satisfactory progress toward their degree and have an updated academic plan in their student file will receive their registration PIN by . This will be sent only to the student’s ONID account. Satisfactory progress is defined as passing all required courses the previous term and being in good academic standing with OSU and the College of Engineering. Students not making satisfactory progress must update their academic plan and meet with their assigned advisor in order to receive their registration PIN. All EECS students must submit an updated academic plan to the EECS Student Services office (KEC 1148) during each fall term in order to receive their winter registration PIN. Students in CS 160 or ECE 111 will complete their plan as part of a class assignment and will submit their plan in class. Reviewed plans along with registration PINs will be returned to students after they attend one of the EECS career advising presentations. Advising appointments are scheduled through the EECS Student Services website. Students must have an ENGR account to schedule an appointment through the website.EECS Student Services
What is it? Sample plan layout A 4-Year Sample Plan is designed to show you the order in which we suggest that you take certain courses.Sample Plan It is helpful to refer to a 4-Year Sample Plan when completing an academic plan. A Sample Plan contains a description of the option or track, employment opportunities, course requirements, and electives. It also outlines when students should plan on taking courses. There is a sample plan for each of the CS options and ECE tracks. Each Sample Plan contains a non-MECOP and MECOP plan. Sample plans are located on the Frequently Used Forms page of the EECS Student Services Website.Frequently Used FormsEECS Student Services Website 4 Year Sample Plans
What is it? Academic Plan layout An Academic Plan is your personal two-year course schedule designed to help you think in advance about when you will take courses. It includes information about:Academic Plan Courses required for degree completion Prerequisites of each course Number of credits of each course Courses completed “check box” Terms courses are offered Courses being taken later “check box” A total credit load for each term Academic Plans
Why are they Important? When to Submit a Plan They are tools to help you take ownership of your own academic planning. Help you think about how you want to arrange your courses. Give you the tools needed to make course planning decisions. Help ensure that you do not miss an important course. Give you and your advisor a common format to use when meeting for advising. Academic Plans are located on the Frequently Used Forms page of the EECS Student Services Website.Frequently Used Forms EECS Student Services Website Whenever you make significant changes to your plan. All students must submit an updated academic plan every Fall term. You must have an updated academic plan in your student file in order to get your registration PIN. Bring your academic plan with you to your advising appointment. Academic Plans
ACADEMIC PLANS ARE LOCATED ON THE EECS STUDENT SERVICES WEBSITESTUDENT SERVICES Completing Your Academic Plan
Make sure you are completing the academic plan for your major/option/track. Double check course prerequisites. Course prerequisites are listed in RED Follow the steps as outlined in this presentation Schedule your Bac core courses last. Use these courses to fill in where needed WR 121 is Alpha Sectioned. The term you take this course is based on the first letter of your last name. Use a sample plan as a guide. Feel free to make changes based on your personal needs. A typical course load for a full time student is 15 credits per term (excluding summer) Submit one copy and save a copy of your academic plan Use the following chart as a quick reference when scheduling technical courses (i.e. MTH, PH, ENGR, ECE, CS, etc.). If your OSU GPA isSchedule this many Technical Courses per term Below 2.50No more than No more than or aboveNo more than 4 Important Tips
The Steps Step 1 – Name and OSU ID Step 2 – Fill in “Done” Column Step 3 – Fill in Term Information Step 4 – Add Major Courses Step 5 – Add Additional Courses Step 6 – Fill in “Later” Column Step 7 – Double Check Step 8 – Save and Print
Step 1 - Enter Name and OSU ID#
Step 2 - Fill in Done Column Enter an X in the “Done” column for all courses already completed. If currently enrolled in a course in a term not listed on the plan (e.g. Summer 2009 for this plan) enter an R in the done column.
Step 3 - Fill in Term Information Start from the top and work your way down Grayed out boxes mean the course is not offered that term Put the number of credits for the course in the box corresponding to the term you plan on taking the course Pay attention to the Pre-Requisites listed in RED
Step 4 - Add Major Courses ECE students: use the pull down menu on the ECE Academic Plan to select a track Enter in additional coursework for your major/option/track (CS Electives, ECE 4XX, Track Courses, BA Minor, etc.)
Step 5 - Add Additional Courses Use the bottom (or back) of the sheet to add additional courses not listed on the academic plan. These courses are usually not part of your major or option requirements. (i.e. ALS, Foreign Language, NS, MS, PAC, optional minor) These credits will automatically be added to your total number of credits for the term.
Step 6 - Fill in Later Column Put an X in the “Later” column for each course that is neither marked off in the “Done” column nor scheduled in one of the terms
Step 7 - Double Check That your name and OSU ID number are correct That each course on the academic plan is accounted for (done, scheduled, or marked to take later) That you will have met the prerequisites for each course when you take it That WR 121 is in the correct “Alpha” term That the total number of credits for each term is appropriate. [Remember, a normal load during the academic year is 15 credits for well-qualified students.]
Step 8 - Save and Print Save your academic plan Print your academic plan (1 page double sided)
Why Do We Do Advising This Way?
THE SUSTAINABILITY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY DEGREE TRACK ADDRESSES GLOBAL TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES BALANCING SOCIETAL NEEDS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC TRADEOFFS. TOPICS ADDRESSED INCLUDE ENERGY CONSERVATION THROUGH MORE EFFICIENT ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, INTELLIGENT ENERGY MANAGEMENT THROUGH SMART GRID APPROACHES, AND RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDING SOLAR PV, WIND, AND WAVE FOR ENERGY GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION. THE SUSTAINABILITY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY TRACK REQUIRES DEMONSTRATION OF LEADERSHIP THROUGH COMMUNITY SERVICE AND IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT THIS TAKE PLACE AS PART OF AN INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE. New Track - Sustainability and Renewable Energy