Progression Requirements

COE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUED ENROLLMENT

I. ADVISING IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING  

Students are expected to follow the advice and recommendations of their advisors and are expected to know and follow all prerequisite, corequisite, and progression requirements of their program. Persistent attempts to circumvent that advice and guidance will result in not being allowed to enroll in College of Engineering courses.

Students must demonstrate that they are making satisfactory progress toward completion of their major degree. They are in violation of this requirement and will not be allowed to enroll in College of Engineering courses if they have two consecutive semesters of unsatisfactory progress.

The Academic Plan of Study identifies the courses required in the four-year curriculum. Prior to registering each semester, students create an Academic Plan that is approved by their advisor. It is the student's responsibility to register only for those courses approved by the advisor. Students are prohibited from registering in sophomore-level College of Engineering courses until they satisfy all freshman-year requirements noted below. Students who register for sophomore-level courses but are not eligible will be administratively dropped. Failure to follow the advice of the advisor is a violation of progression policy and will result in not being allowed to enroll in College of Engineering courses.

Students in the civil, computer, electrical, and systems engineering programs may take a course in their curriculum a maximum of three times, including withdrawing from the course with a grade of W. Students in the mechanical engineering program may take a course in their curriculum a maximum of two times, including withdrawing from the course with a grade of W. Failure to achieve a satisfactory grade in a course to progress in the program within the allowed attempts will result in not being allowed to enroll in College of Engineering courses.

Freshman Year Requirements

All new freshmen are initially advised by a central office within the College of Engineering. Students must satisfy the following requirements in order to progress in the curriculum and matriculate to their major department.

  1. Earn at least a 1.75 GPA in the first semester
  2. Complete all non-elective courses in the Freshman year curriculum with grades of C or above
  3. Pass all courses within three attempts, including withdrawing from a course with a grade of W
  4. Complete the Freshman curriculum within three regular semesters, if starting in the required first semester mathematics course
  5. Earn a 2.5 cumulative GPA upon completion of the Freshman curriculum

Sophomore through Senior Year Requirements

In addition to College and University requirements for continued enrollment, students must maintain a major cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all courses in the departmental curriculum.  Failure to meet this requirement for two consecutive semesters will result in not being permitted to enroll in College of Engineering courses.

All engineering courses at the 2000-level and above used to satisfy degree requirements within the College of Engineering are restricted to majors and minors of the college.  Students enrolling in these courses must meet the prerequisite requirements for enrollment.  Others wishing to enroll in these courses must obtain departmental authorization.

Requirements for Reenrolling in the College of Engineering

An undergraduate student who fails to satisfy one or more of the progression requirements stated above, but who nonetheless meets the conditions for continued enrollment in the University, will be ineligible to reenroll in the College of Engineering until an appeal is accepted by the College of Engineering.  Once an appeal is accepted, requirements for continued enrollment appropriate to the individual situation are specified in a "Continuation Agreement" that is mutually agreed upon and signed by the student and his/her appropriate advisor.

A student who has been suspended by the University must follow University guidelines for appeal.  Readmission to the College of Engineering after a University suspension is not automatic.  An application for readmission must be made by the student and approved by the College/department.  Students who are readmitted by the College of Engineering after suspension by the University must meet requirements for continued enrollment appropriate to their individual situation.  These requirements are specified in a "Continuation Agreement" that is mutually agreed upon and signed by the student and his/her appropriate advisor.  The consequences of failure to meet the requirements of the agreement may be articulated in the agreement itself.  However, if these consequences are not included in the agreement, failure to meet the requirements will automatically result in the student's not being permitted to continue to enroll in College of Engineering courses.