Learning the ROPES • Rules, Opportunities and Planning Essentials for Success Secure your Safety Lines Ready for The Challenge Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate advising
Rules • Degree requirements • Graduation requirements • GPA requirements • Course Repeat rules • Transfer Credit Rules • Probation, suspension and dismissal See Registrar’sWeb Page http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/ See Office of Student Affairs Web Page
Opportunities To enhance your education & build a strong resume • Co-op, Internship or CPT • Study Abroad • Minor • Choosing elective courses • EE Electives CpE Technical Electives HASS Distribution electives • Volunteering • Join student organization • SWE, NSBE, IEEE, WiCS, Eta Kappa Nu • Leadership roles • Projects, enterprise, senior design, competitions To add a minor, double major, concentration or certificate, complete a Curriculum Add/Drop Form with the advisor for the minor, etc..
Career Center IPS Harold Meese Center Admin Building - 200 • Co-op Office • Upload your resume • Career Fairs • Resume writing • Interview tips and practice • Study Abroad – see web &the Study Abroad advisor in Admin 200 • CPT and OPT for international students
Planning Essentials • Syllabus • Academic Plans • Degree Audit and DARS • Registrar’s website • Advising Resources • Career Center • IPS
GPA makes a big difference • At least 3.0 for many interviews and grad school applications; Must be in good academic standing for co-op and Study Abroad programs • Both Cumulative & Departmental GPA’s must be at least 2.0 to graduate • Academic Honors are granted on the following basis: • 3.9 - 4.0 Summa Cum Laude • 3.7 - 3.89 Magna Cum Laude • 3.5 - 3.69 Cum Laude • Details on the Degree Services web page
Improve your GPA Need to SAVE your GPA? • Attend all classes • Get Help promptly: (don’t procrastinate!) • See your instructor • Go to the learning centers • Counseling Services - 487-2538 • Test anxiety, difficulty focusing, depression, etc… • Prioritize your activities • Repeat course with CD or less • 2nd repeat requires approval from the Dean of Students • 2 is the maximum times you may repeat a course. Most recent grade is included, even if it is lower than prior grade. • If you don’t pass a class after 3 attempts, you may not be able to complete your degree and may have to change your major.
Strategy for success • Attend all classes and do homework • Pass exams and quizzes • Grade earned in a course • Cumulative GPA and Departmental GPA • Degree earned • Pay attention to your syllabus Degree GPA Grades Classes Topics
ECE Learning CenterEERC 123 Coaches Available: M-Th 1:30 – 4 Su – Th 6 – 8 (closed in summer) • Coaching hours posted in Room 123 • Help with EE, CS, MA, PH • Awesome crew of upper-class students • Open 24/7 as a place to study Also, • See your instructors for help during their office hours
Transfer Credits to MTU • Transfer Credit Equivalency System (online) • Choose courses that apply to your degree • Grade does not transfer, only the credits • “C” or better required • Have copy of Transcript sent to MTU’s Records Office • No more than six credits of last 36 Transfer Services – 487-3323 - email@example.com Student Services Center – Admin 110 And see the Transfer Services webpage
Online: Degree Services Transfer Services Graduation • Do/due the semester before you graduate: • Finalize Plans to meet degree requirements and meet with your academic advisor the semester before you graduate • Major and Minor advisors • 2nd major or 2nd degree advisor • Complete online application for each: • Degree • Certificate The Last Rope! Appointments: 487-2550 or go to EERC 121 “Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part”Anonymous (Proverb)