Department of Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Advising

What are Katie’s current office hours?

Posted by Katie Torrey under Academic Advising, Office Hours

If you are looking for advising handouts, these are available on the Advising Handouts webpage.

If you are having registration problems, go to the Registrar’s Office (aka Student Services Center) in the Admin building.

Also check out our FAQ’s on the right hand side of the page for answers to many common questions.

Now through Week 8:

Use your Google account to schedule an appointment. Don’t know how to do this? Go to: How do I make an appointment with a chemical engineering advisor?

This semester I am usually available Monday-Wednesday 9:30am-3pm.  My Google calendar will be updated if there is any change to this schedule.  Third week through seventh week is the best time to schedule an appointment for assistance with long term planning such as scheduling future classes around a minor, co-op, or study abroad.

Beginning Thursday, March 20th (Week 9) through Wednesday, April 4th (Week 11) I will be having walk-in office hours to assist students with fall registration. No appointments are needed.  The schedule for walk-in hours are listed below.

Early Registration (Week 9):

Day Date Walk-in Hours
Monday 3/17 By Appointment
Tuesday 3/18 By Appointment
Wednesday 3/19 By Appointment
Thursday 3/20 9:30am-noon
Friday 3/21 9:30am-noon

First Week of Registration (Week 10):

Day Date Walk-in Hours
Monday 3/24 1pm-3pm
Tuesday 3/25 9:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday 3/26 1pm-3pm
Thursday 3/27 9:30am-12:30pm
Friday 3/28 9:30am-12:30pm

Second Week of Registration (Week 11):

Day Date Walk-in Hours
Monday 3/31 1pm-3pm
Tuesday 4/1 9:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday 4/2 1pm-3pm
Thursday 4/3 Not Available
Friday 4/4 Not Available

Week 12 through the end of the semester:

I will resume regular office hours during the twelfth week of classes.   Use your Google account to schedule an appointment. Don’t know how to do this? Go to: How do I make an appointment with a chemical engineering advisor?

Summer Advising:

The advising office is closed over the summer.  My last day in the office will be Wednesday, May 7th.  The advising office will reopen two weeks before fall classes start on Monday, August 18th.  If you have an issue that needs immediate attention during the summer please call the Department Office at 906-487-3132.

Continuous Enrollment Rules on BS/MS

Posted by Dr. Morrison under Degree Requirements, Graduate School

The Dean of the Graduate School, Jackie Huntoon, sent an email updating the continuous enrollment rule as it applies to the BS/MS program.

Students must be continuously enrolled. The idea behind these is that students begin the MS immediately after completion of the BS. The way these programs are all set up is that as soon as students complete the BS they are considered to be enrolled in the MS and they therefore must adhere to the graduate level continuously enrollment policy – like all other graduate students. If they don’t remain continuously enrolled they will be dropped from the program and have to reapply – and if they reapply they can’t be in the “accelerated program” since the Senate policy requires that students apply prior to graduation with the BS. This could have financial implications for students (loss of ability to double count credits) so it is important that they understand this. Kristi Isaacson (kris@mtu.edu) is the point person for the accelerated master’s programs so if you have a question – feel free to contact her.

(by email 20Feb2014)

Can I transfer in the UN classes?

Posted by Katie Torrey under Transfer Credit

Yes, you can transfer in the UN (University Wide) gen ed classes.  The equivalent courses are as follows:

UN 1015 Compositions – English comp 1

UN 1025 Global Issues – World history, Cultural Anthropology, Comparative religion, or Western civilization

It is *extremely* important that you contact Transfer Services in the Registrar’s Office to verify that the course will transfer the way that you intend before you take the course.  You will need to provide the name of the school that you plan to attend and a copy of the course description for verification.  For more information regarding transferring classes, go to the Registrar’s Office webpage and click on Transfer Services.

I cannot register for my UN class. I am getting a class restriction error. What should I do?

Posted by Katie Torrey under Registration

If you are having difficulty enrolling in your UN class due to a “class restriction” error, then please read the directions below:

First-Year Students

If you are a first-year student and are bringing in AP, dual enrollment, or transfer credit then you may no longer have the freshman class standing that is required to enroll in the freshman UN classes (Compositions and Global Issues). You will need a class restriction waiver. Usually these waivers are put in place ahead of time.  You can see if you already have this waiver by going to the “Check Your Registration Status” page on Banweb.  If you don’t have the waiver then you must go to the Student Services Center in the Admin building.

Second-Year Students

If you are a second-year student who is trying to take Compositions (now UN 1015) you will need to go to the Student Services Center in the Admin building to get added to this class.

New Transfer Students

If you are a new transfer student and you no longer have the freshman class standing that is required to enroll in the UN classes then you will need a class restriction waiver.  Usually these waivers are put in place ahead of time.  You can see if you already have this waiver by going to the “Check Your Registration Status” page on Banweb.  If you don’t have the waiver then you must go to the Student Services Center in the Admin building.

Upperclassmen

If you are a returning Michigan Tech student who chose not to take the UN classes in their usual semester then you will need to wait until the freshmen have enrolled in their classes.

Registration for spring semester:  Class restrictions on spring semester UN classes will be lifted at the end of the second week of registration. An email from the Michigan Tech Registrar’s Office will be sent out once these class restrictions have been removed and you will be able to register for these classes at that time.

Registration for fall semester:  The class restrictions for fall semester UN classes are usually not removed until the end of Orientation week in the fall, after the new freshmen have enrolled in the classes.

Registration for summer semester:  Summer semester UN classes do not have any class restrictions.

I just got a Co-op! What do I do now?

Posted by Dr. Morrison under Co-ops

Congrats on your coop!

You need to visit the Career Center and they will guide you through the process for all the things that need to be done (dropping classes, notifying financial aid, etc.)

Are copies of the old course flow-sheet available?

Posted by Dr. Morrison under Degree Requirements, Registration

See the link below:

Old Chemical Engineering Course Flowsheet

What is the credit-load maximum in the summer?

Posted by Dr. Morrison under Registration

The summer semester is just like any other semester.  You are allowed to take a maximum of 18 credits total.  We recommend you take no more than 9 credits per track so that you don’t overload yourself.  Even 9 credits in one track is a heavy load – remember that the summer track classes move at twice the speed of the Fall and Spring (and whole summer) semesters.

How many research credits may I count towards technical electives?

Posted by Dr. Morrison under Degree Requirements, Research

You are allowed to take up to 9 credits of research total.  We will count up to 6 credits total towards your ChE/eng/technical electives. If you take any additional research credit it will count towards your free electives.

I am planning to graduate next semester. What do I need to do?

Posted by Katie Torrey under Graduation

Congratulations!!  All of your hard work is about to pay off.

The semester before your final semester you need to do the following three things:

  1. Review your online degree audit on Banweb.  It is important to realize that while the online degree audit is very convenient to use, you should not just blindly trust everything that it does.  That is because it does not always place your classes in the best spot on your audit.  If you find any problems or have questions about your online degree audit then schedule an appointment with the ChE academic advisor.
  2. Apply for graduation.  This application is online on the Registrar’s Office webpage.  Under Students, click on Graduation.  The link to the Application for Graduation is on this page.
  3. Once you have registered for classes for your final semester complete a final review of your online degree audit.  At this point all of the areas on your audit should be green, meaning complete, with RGIP (registered in-progress) classes.  The only areas that should be red are the last two sections on your audit:  Repeated Courses: and Courses not used to complete degree requirements:, which are always red.  If you find any problems with your audit then schedule an appointment with the ChE academic advisor.

Summer Advising

Posted by Katie Torrey under Academic Advising, Office Hours

In order to keep your department fees at a minimum, the advising office is not staffed in the summer and only limited academic advising services are offered.  If you have an issue that needs immediate attention during summer months, please call the Chemical Engineering Department office at 906-487-3132 or the Registrar’s Office at 906-487-2319.

Many Frequently Asked Questions about the Chemical Engineering Program are answered on our Advising FAQs pages.  Use the search box there to find academic plans, advice about minors, information about graduate school, and help on many other topics.

Regular academic advising services resume on August 19th, two weeks before fall semester starts.  All new summer and fall incoming transfer students are required to meet with a department academic advisor during fall Orientation.

Go to the our FAQ page for more information on fall advising office hours.

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Fax: 906-487-3213
Email: ChemEng@mtu.edu

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