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EECS Student Services ADVISING FOR NEW STUDENTS EECS Student Services focuses on: academic planning and assistance What We Do? program and graduation requirements professional program admission graduation verification general support for undergraduate EECS students career guidance ECE Academic Advising Team: Dr. Molly Shor Who Are We? Shauna Riedel Darlene Seltzer Roger Traylor Matt Shuman Dr. Albrecht Jander Dr. Pallavi Dhagat Dr. Huaping Liu Dr. Tom Plant Peer Advisors Common Times to Meet With Us When Should You Meet With Must meet with us Fall or Winter Term Us? every year (as assigned) If you are struggling (& don’t even Whenever you need to. know what questions to ask) You can’t figure out how to ________ You need information regarding course curriculum or career advice How to get an appointment You can schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor through the EECS Website. Must have an ENGR account. Things You Should Know POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Academic Standing and GPA Requirements College of Engineering OSU Academic Standing GPA Requirements Academic Warning - If a student has an OSU term The minimum OSU and Pre-Core GPA required to apply GPA below 2.0, he/she is placed on academic warning. to a College of Engineering professional program is 2.25. The Pre-Core GPA consists of a specific set of Academic Probation – If a student has an overall OSU courses. These courses are specific to each major. Due to GPA (does not include transfer GPA) below a 2.0 and has resource constraints students may need a higher Pre-Core been here for two or more terms, that student will be GPA than the 2.25 minimum in order to be admitted into placed on academic probation. the professional program. Academic Suspension – If a student is on academic The minimum Pro-Core GPA required to graduate probation and has an OSU term GPA below 2.0, that is 2.25. The Pro-Core GPA is based largely on courses student will be suspended from the university. 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 2.25. More information about this policy can be found on the Policies page of the College of Engineering Advising website. Grades Grade Requirements Withdrawing Technical (Required) Coursework - Students must Students who drop a course after the 2nd week will have a earn a “C” or better in required courses in order for that W on their transcripts indicating a withdrawal from the course to be considered completed. These required class. There are specific withdraw deadlines. Students courses are commonly referred to as technical courses but should be aware of these deadlines. also include writing, communication, and ethics courses. Student who earn a “C-” or lower in a required course Always talk to your instructor before withdrawing from a must repeat it before continuing on to the next course in course. You may be doing better than you think. that series. You might want to consider withdrawing from a course Baccalaureate Core – Students must earn a “D-” or based on the following circumstances: better in their baccalaureate core courses. These courses include the following requirements: Lifetime Fitness and how you are doing in the course Lab, Biological Science and Lab, Perspectives Categories, overall workload & if withdrawing from one course DPD, and Contemporary Global Issues Synthesis. will make it possible to do well overall in the others financial aid (complete 36 credits over F, W, Sp S/U – Baccalaureate core courses can be taken S/U up to terms; or petition) 36 credits. Technical (required) coursework cannot be scholarships & other sources of support taken S/U. 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. The Advising Process PLANS FOR SUCCESS All EECS students are required to bring a completed 2 year plan to their How to Get yearly advisor meeting (Freshman and Senior Standing-Fall, Sophmore and Your PIN Junior Standing-Winter) to obtain their registration pin. During terms you are not required to meet with your advisor, students who In order to register for are making satisfactory progress toward their degree will receive their Fall, Winter and Spring registration PIN by email. This will be sent only to the student’s ONID terms you must receive email account. a registration PIN. Satisfactory progress is defined as passing all required courses the previous term and being in good academic standing with OSU and the College of Summer registration Engineering. does not require a registration PIN. Students not making satisfactory progress must update their academic plan and meet with their assigned advisor in order to receive their registration PIN each term. Advising appointments are scheduled through the EECS Student Services website. Students must have an ENGR account to schedule an appointment through the website. You may only schedule appointments with your assigned advisor. 4 Year Sample Plans 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. 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. Academic 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: 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. Bring 2 copies of your academic plan with you to your advising appointment! Your advisor WILL NOT meet Help you think about how you want to arrange your with you if you don’t bring a completed plan to your courses. appointment. Give you the tools needed to make course planning If you make significant changes and want to review it with decisions. your advisor. 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. Completing Your Academic Plan ACADEMIC PLANS ARE LOCATED ON THE EECS STUDENT SERVICES WEBSITE How do I read the 2 Year Plan? Important Tips 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 course load for a full time student is 12-16 credits per term 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 is Schedule this many Technical Courses per term Below 2.50 No more than 2 2.50-2.99 No more than 3 3.00 or above No more than 4 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. Step 8 - Save and Print Save your academic plan Print your academic plan (1 page double sided)
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