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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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