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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Undergraduate Advising and Resources

Welcome to the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering!

Below are a few FAQs to help you make the most of the resources available to you.  

Advising & Appointments

Who needs academic advising?

  • Everyone!  The main goal of advising is to help you routinely take inventory of your academic progress and career plans, ensuring that you are on the right path to maximize success in your education and future career.

How do I make an appointment?

  • Use the on-line scheduler, SAS. Appointments last 25 to 30 minutes.

When is a good time for academic advising?

  • After the registrar releases the semester class schedule, but before your registration date is the best time to plan your schedule.
  • Plan ahead!  Don’t wait until two or three weeks before the beginning of a semester.  It is a very busy time for everyone, and your classes may already be full.

How do I prepare for an advising appointment?

  • Review your EE or  CmpE plan of study (POS) and program map, and your academic advising report.
    • Double check the courses you need.
    • Verify pre- and co-requisite courses.
    • Make a list of classes you would like to take.  Bring this to your appointment.
    • Make a note of questions and concerns. Bring this to your appointment.

What advising options are available?

  • Face-to-face advising
    • For your first appointment with the ECE advisor.
    • If you have an advising or probation hold (required).
    • Before registering for the first senior design course ECE 48700 (required).
    • Anytime you prefer a face-to-face advising meeting.
  • E-advising and advising by phone
    • For your convenience, you can request a phone appointment or email your questions for many issues.
    • Include your University ID number.
    • Use your official university email only.
    • If you need clearance to register for ECE 20200 or ECE 30200, include a list of all the classes you plan to take.
  • Walk-in advising
    • Limited to 10 minutes each.
    • For short, specific questions.  Please make an appointment for questions related to academic planning and scheduling your next semester.
    • On a "first come, first served" basis.

Graduation

Students must submit an application for graduation by the deadline below.  To access the online graduation application, as well as information about the commencement ceremony, go to E&T Graduation Information.

  • May graduation deadline: October 15

  • August graduation deadline: January 15

  • December graduation deadline: May 15

What are some other useful, web-based resources?

IUPUI Registrar – academic and final exam calendars, schedule of classes, important dates, etc.

ECE Courses – course descriptions, pre- and co-requisite courses, sample syllabi.

Research Opportunities – link to information and applications for undergraduate research opportunities.

Career Services