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Degree Audit – How to Run your report

 Run your degree audit to review  your degree progress each time you change or schedule classes and before each semester begins.

Sign into Banweb
Select the ‘Current Students’ tab
•Locate Academic Information and Click on ‘Undergraduate Degree Audit’
Click the ‘Run Audit’ box. Do not use the drop down menu. Just click ‘Run Audit’
•and WAIT; then click blue link/major name. Carefully review your report.

A Degree Audit is a document that lists the requirements for your major. It shows your completed and registered courses and your remaining credits/courses to complete.

A Degree Audit is specific to a major and “Catalog Year”, which is usually the academic year you began, or later.

“Catalog Year” is the academic year of requirements.

If you began in Fall 2016, then your catalog year is “Fall of 2016”, and is designated as “201608” on your degree audit. If you began in spring 2017 or summer 2017, then your catalog year is “201608” because the academic year begins with fall semester and ends with summer.  Catalog year designations end in “08” because the academic year begins in the 8th month.

Degree Services Department processes degrees and verifies requirements have been met before awarding your diploma.  You can view requirements for majors, minors and certificate programs on the Degree Services website and access information pertaining to GRADUATION!

Meeting all requirements for a degree is the student’s responsibility.  Meet with your academic advisor regularly to help you understand degree requirements and for help with planning to meet those requirements.

A “Final Degree Audit Review” with your academic advisor (a “degree audit” advising appointment) is required in the semester before your graduating semester.


ECE graduate degree – grad school

Consider pursuing a graduate degree after completion of your bachelor’s. Students have taken advantage of one or both of these opportunities:

1) The ECE Department offers an Accelerated Master’s program. (cumulative GPA of 3.25+ required) With this program, students can double-count up to six credits of coursework towards an accelerated master’s degree in EE or CpE.  A master’s degree requires 30 credits, so students in the Accelerated Master’s Program take 24 credits after completion of their bachelor’s degree. What a deal!

Students who do not meet the 3.25 minimum GPA requirements for the Accelerated Master’s program, may apply for graduate school, and will take 30 credits after completion of the bachelor of science degree to earn a master of science in EE or CpE.

2) Students may take graduate courses while they are still an undergraduate student, under the Senior Rule, if they have room in the last semester(s). This is DIFFERENT than the accelerated master’s program six credits.  With the senior rule, specific courses are designated for a graduate transcript only, and may not be used toward your bachelor’s degree. See this link to get the Senior Rule Form. The credits are available for possible use toward a graduate degree and my be transferred elsewhere. It is up to the program you pursue to approve the courses for a graduate degree. Pay undergraduate tuition.

4000 and 5000 level courses may be used with either option. A maximum of 9 credits of 4000 level coursework may be used toward a master’s. All EE courses must have a grade of BC or better to be used toward a master’s degree in the ECE Department. All credits must be approved by your graduate program advisor.

Why grad school?  see:

Spring 2015 ECE grad school information session with Dr. Lukowski and Dr. Mork. 49 minutes.

If you are uncertain about your options, please meet with your advisor and see what might work for you! It’s worth considering!

MORE INFORMATION and How To Apply:

Computer Engineering, MS, PhD

Electrical Enginering, MS, PhD

ECE Accelerated Master’s program

Online Master’s in Power Systems

 


Graduation Application

Complete your Application(s) before your last semester: This is an online
submission to the Degree Services Department:
http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/students/graduation/

One Application for your degree (includes minor or double-major if pursuing)
A separate Application for a Second Degree (not a double-major)

Complete a separate Certificate Application if you are pursuing a certificate:
http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/students/graduation/


Graduation

Getting ready to graduate:

1.  Ensure you are meeting all degree requirements for your catalog year.  This is your responsibility.  Use your Onine Degree Audit report and see the academic advisor  for help with planning.  If adjustments are needed in your degree audit, (also called DARS), see or email the academic advisor to get those complete.  Advisor/Dept approved substitutions may be needed.   (ex. MA3202 in place of CS3911  or  CS1111 in place of EE2241.)

2. Ensure your majors and minors are all correct in the records system. If you need to drop a minor or double major, go to  the Student Services Center, or email degree@mtu.edu with a curriculum add/drop form.

If you need to add a minor, double-major or certificate, complete a Curriculum Add/Drop form and have it signed by the advisor in the department offering the minor, etc… (can be done via fax if you are away).

3. Complete your graduation application(s) in the semester before your last (or sooner).

4. Degree Audit:  In the semester before your graduation semester, Complete a final checkpoint appointment with your academic advisor(s) for each Degree, Minor, Certificate.  The best time to do this is after scheduling your last semester of classes, prior to the end of the semester. (mid/end of November, for Spring/Summer graduates) and (mid/end of April for December graduates). Schedule the degree audit appointment with Judy or Trever. (487-2550). Review Your Degree Audit and ensure it will “complete” (green checks).

All information about Graduation can be found here.

http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/students/graduation/