New Student Checklist

Welcome New College of Engineering 49er!

I was accepted as a:

 

New Student Checklist for New Freshmen starting fall semester

  1. Complete your Admitted Students To-Do list.
  2. Finish high school right! If you are an engineering major you must meet all of the admission requirements including:
    • Complete a math course in the senior year (grades 12 or 13).
    • No D’s or F’s in any high school math course on final transcript.
    • Successfully complete Pre-Calculus or a higher level math course.
  3. Have AP scores and final transcripts (high school and college) sent to UNC Charlotte Admissions.
  4. See College of Engineering computer requirements.
  5. Prepare for the first math course required for your major.
    • Identify your current math level.
    • Identify the math level required for your major in order to start on track in the curriculum.
    • International students without ACT or SAT scores must take a Math Placement Test through the Math Department before attending SOAR.  Schedule test.
  6. Prepare for your first introductory engineering or engineering technology course (REQUIRED).
    • Complete the ENGR/ETGR Pre-Requisite between March 1, 2018 and when you attend Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR). 
    • Purchase the ENGR/ETGR Pre-Requisite program directly from the publisher (McGraw-Hill) using the appropriate course code: HQ3CM-PW6FA for $30 for 6 weeks access at https://www.aleks.com/. Be sure you use the appropriate course code!  
  7. Prepare to be a successful College of Engineering student.
  8. Consider applying to the Engineering Freshman Learning Community. Applications open January 10th thru July 1. 
  9. Register for the College of Engineering MAPS program.  Review the MAPS Program Brochure.  A registration email will be sent mid-to-late July. 
  10. Register and attend SOAR.
  11. Check your UNC Charlotte 49er email account regularly so you don’t miss out on important information.

Completion of the ENGR/ETGR Pre-Requisite before attending SOAR is strongly suggested for most accurate advising.  However, if you do not complete it before SOAR, it may be completed before program deadline.  ENGR/ETGR Pre-Requisite program deadline is August 15th. 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
What about existing AP Scores or dual enrollment credit?          

If you have AP scores for Calculus AB or BC of 3 or higher, you can use this in place of your Math SAT or Math ACT scores to determine your first math course. Similarly, if you have successfully taken community college courses in Pre-Calculus, Calculus 1, or a higher-level math, you can use your transfer credit to select your next level math course. 

CAUTION:  Because math is a foundation for most of what is done in your major, we caution against jumping to Calculus 2 or 3 based on completion of your AP exam. Take time to evaluate if you believe you have a solid understanding and can apply the theory of Calculus or would you benefit from taking Calculus 1 again to build a more solid mathematical foundation. 

NOTE:  We can only use AP and college transfer credit that appears on your UNC Charlotte records as confirmation of course completion. Therefore, make sure your transcripts are sent to the Admissions office before you arrive for SOAR.

What about AP scores and /or college credit that have not been posted yet?

 If you have not yet received your AP scores and/or college transfer credits your schedule at SOAR will be built will available transcript information, based on Math SAT or Math ACT score placement.  If transfer credit or AP scores post after SOAR that would neccesitate a change in your fall schedule, you can contact your academic advisor.

International Students

If you do not have Math SAT or Math ACT scores, it will be necessary for you to take a Math Placement test through the UNC Charlotte Math Department.  Please complete the Math Placement test prior to attending SOAR.

What if I didn't complete the ENGR/ETGR prerequisite?

If you do not complete the ENGR/ETGR Prerequisite program before attending SOAR, your schedule will be built without your first engineering course.  If you complete the ENGR/ETGR Prerequisite after SOAR and have the required minimum math level, you can contact your academic advisor to discuss a schedule change.

 

 

College of Engineering New Transfer Student Checklist

  1. Complete your Admitted Transfer Students To-Do list.
  2. Prepare for first semester courses.
    • Your course schedule will be based on the transfer courses noted on your UNC Charlotte transcript.  Submit an official transcript from your last institution at least one week before attending Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR).
    • You may view transfer credit evaluation and equivalencies online. Some courses may have to be evaluated by your major department to determine if they are equivalent to UNC Charlotte courses and can count toward your College of Engineering degree. 
    • Review the Academic Plan of Study for your major to know which courses you have ahead of you.
  3. Complete the ENGR/ETGR Pre-Requisite if you do not have transfer credit for Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1201) or Introduction to Engineering Technology (ETGR 1101). The Pre-requisite must be completed between March 1, 2018 and the time you arrive for SOAR.  Purchase the ENGR/ETGR Pre-Requisite program directly from the publisher (McGraw-Hill) using the appropriate course code HQ3CM-PW6FA for $30 for 6 weeks access at https://www.aleks.com/. Be sure you use the appropriate course code!  
  4. See College of Engineering computer requirements.
  5. Register for the College of Engineering MAPS program.  Review the MAPS Program Brochure.  A registration email will be sent mid-to-late July. 
  6. Register for and attend SOAR.
    • Bring a copy of your official transcript from your last institution to SOAR.
    • Bring the syllabus for any courses that transferred as TR001 for departmental review.
  7. Check your UNC Charlotte 49er email account regularly so you don’t miss out on important information.

 

New Student Checklist for New Freshmen starting SPring semester

  1. Complete your Admitted Students To-Do list.
  2. Have AP scores and final transcripts (high school and college) sent to UNC Charlotte Admissions.
  3. See College of Engineering computer requirements.
  4. Prepare for the first math course required for your major.
  5. Prepare for your first introductory engineering or engineering technology course.
    • Complete the ENGR/ETGR Pre-Requisite between October 1 and January 2. 
    • Purchase the ENGR/ETGR Pre-Requisite program directly from the publisher (McGraw-Hill) using the appropriate course code for $30 for 6 weeks access at https://www.aleks.com/. Course code will be posted in the fall, be sure you use the appropriate course code!  
  6. Register and attend SOAR.
  7. Register for the College of Engineering MAPS program.  Review the MAPS Program Brochure.  A registration email will be sent mid-December. 
  8. Check your UNC Charlotte 49er email account regularly so you don’t miss out on important information.