Undergraduate Students Reopening FAQs
Reactivating Campus for Fall Semester Instruction
Can I make an in-person appointment with an advisor (academic, career, faculty)?Click to Open
Who do I talk to about my academic options for Fall (e.g., remote coursework, affiliation, leave of absence)?Click to Open
Unaffiliated students should contact Engineering Advising. Affiliated students should contact their Undergraduate (Major) Coordinator.
Will Project Teams continue in the Fall?Click to Open
Project Teams will continue in modified modes to ensure the health and safety of students. More info coming soon. Reach out to the Swanson Director of Student Project Teams with any questions.
Are undergraduates able to participate in research in Fall semester?Click to Open
In-person and virtual research opportunities will be lab dependent and subject to University guidelines. Contact your lab supervisor for more information.
Will the Tutors on Call and CUES Tutoring be offered in Fall?Click to Open
Will Academic Excellence Workshops (AEWs) be offered in Fall?Click to Open
AEWs will be offered online for the fall semester. Schedule info coming soon.
Will the ELI Undergraduate Research Grant Program be offered in Fall?Click to Open
The Undergraduate Research Grant Program is expected to continue in Fall. In-person and virtual research opportunities will be lab dependent and subject to University guidelines.
Will the limit on transfer credits be modified?Click to Open
At the moment, we do not expect any change to the College of Engineering’s policy of an 18 credit limit on transfer credit.
Is there a credit maximum policy for fall semester?Click to Open
There will no longer be a University-wide credit maximum of 18 credits for fall semester. Each undergraduate college has specific policies pertaining to permissible maximum credit hours per semester. The College of Engineering technically permits a maximum of 23 credits. However, several features of the 2020 fall semester will be new to students and could introduce new sources of stress. We are strongly urging you to still limit your credits in the fall semester to 18 credits, and if you wish to take additional credits, we encourage you to first discuss your intentions with Engineering Advising, your faculty advisor, or your major department.
Please note: incoming first-year students will not be permitted to take over 23 credits in their first semester. Petitions to do so will be denied. For all other undergraduate students, in order to take over 23 credits, you must submit a Petition to Take a Credit Overload (More than 23 credits) form to the Engineering Registrar explaining the value of these additional credits. Such petitions will be granted sparingly and on a case-by-case basis.
I am a rising sophomore for fall semester. Do I still need to meet with my faculty advisor to get cleared to pre-enroll for fall?Click to Open
Yes. Part of the first-year requirement last year was to meet with your faculty advisor in the spring semester and have a conversation about fall course planning. This requirement was extended into the summer. If you have not done so already, please plan to meet with your faculty advisor virtually in the coming weeks to be ready to pre-enroll when those dates are announced.