Incoming Students

Dates to Remember

Orientation Week August 21 – August 27
Classes begin Monday, August 29
International Student Orientation August 20
Transfer Student Orientation August 26

Fall 2016 incoming students:


Transfer Students

Fall schedules will be entered by Judy or Trever after your transfer credits have been processed. Send in an official copy of your transcript as soon as possible. Email if you have questions. Transfer Student orientation-ECE advising is scheduled Friday, August 28 in EERC 131, 1-3:30.

First-year students/Freshmen

Fall 2015 Classes are determined based on your ALEKS math placement, unless you have transfer or AP credit for college level mathematics. The Registrar's Office will schedule your ‘Cohort' courses: MAth, ENGineering and PHysics, in mid-July. Look for your schedule on Banweb (MyMichiganTech) beginning mid-July.

Computer Engineers: You will attend a meeting with the CS Department, on Tuesday, August 25 at 10am, during orientation week. The purpose is to place students in the appropriate Introduction to Programming course, CS1121 or CS1131. More details are HERE. Contact Trever with questions: 906-487-2240 or 

Electrical Engineers: CH 1150/1151, University Chemistry is required for Electrical Engineering majors. Carefully choose the correct starting chemistry course for you. If you are not well-prepared for CH1150/1151, take CH1000 first. A chemistry course will be scheduled for you. You may switch to the correct Chem course for you. Contact Judy if you wish to switch:

Pre-calculus - if you are not ready for calculus

If you begin in a pre-calculus Math course, view suggested fall schedule for students starting in MA 1031, or MA 1032. MA1031 and MA1032 students will take ENG1001 in fall, then ENG1100 in spring in lieu of ENG1101. MA 1030 students will have similar fall schedule, but no ENGineering course. MA1030 students will take ENG1101 in semester 3 with Calculus I, MA1160/61.

See Aleks and math placement questions.  or email

Chemistry Decision

CH 1150 – University Chemistry I is required for Electrical Engineers. CH 1150/1151 University Chemistry I and Lab.   CH 1153 is optional recitation section, recommended if you would like weekly review of chemistry material. CH 1000 is a “Free Elective”. Take CH1000 prior to CH 1150/1151/1153 and are not yet well-prepared for University Chemistry.

Chemistry – read here for Chemistry course selection help. We strongly urge students to register for the correct chemistry course during or before Orientation.

HASS Requirements  (Humanities, Social Sciences & Arts electives)

First-Year students can take a Goal 4, Goal 8, or lower-level HASS elective course if you need more credits.

E-mail Judy if you have questions: or call Judy at 906-487-2232.

Freshmen: You will be scheduled to meet with your Academic Advisor, Judy Donahue or Trever Hassell during your first semester. We will review details of your program and plan your spring 2016 classes.

Double-major: Students planning a double major with Computer Engineering (CpE) and Electrical Engineering (EE) – It is best to follow the Computer Engineering suggested plan. CH1150/51 is required ( you don't have to take it in first year). A sample CpE/EE Double-major flowchart will be available Orientation Week.. Specify Computer Engineering as your primary major. If you wish to change your major to Computer Engineering, contact Admissions at 1-888-688-1885. You will add a "double major" after you arrive-see Judy or Trever to add a double major.

Trever:  906-487-2240,   
Judy:  906-487-2232,



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