Albert Nerken School of Engineering Registration Instructions

Fall 2014 Registration

You can view the Fall 2014 course offerings here. Registration instructions differ for first-year students than for all others.

First Year Students

All first-year students must be advised by an Academic Advisor in their department.  Please consult the departmental notice boards outside secretary offices for a list of advisors.  The departmental secretaries and their rooms are as follows:

  • Civil and Mechanical Engineering: Mrs. Jimenez  Room 719
  • Electrical Engineering:   Ms. Deol  Room 618
  • Chemical Engineering:   Ms. Leon  Room 412
  • BSE students must see their assigned advisor(s) after first consulting with Prof. Toby Cumberbatch (Room 619), the chair of the BSE faculty advisory group.


ChE – Professor Stock (Room 422)
CE – Professor Ahmad (Room 519)

EE – Professor Fontaine (Room 620)
ME – Professor Wei (Room 721)

You MUST make an appointment to see your advisor for approval of your program before registration.  Your advisor will post extra office hours for this purpose.

After approval, follow the registration instructions posted on the Registrar’s website.

Entering Sophomores, Juniors & Graduate Students

Please define your educational plan before scheduling an appointment with your faculty advisor.  If you do not know who your advisor is, consult with your department chair or secretary.  Your advisor can only approve your plan after this meeting.  See your advisor early.  Don’t wait until the last minute!

1. Attempts to register for more than 20.5 credits will be automatically rejected.  Your advisor, if he or she approves this overload, must make an email request to the Deans (Room 204).  Overload requests will only be considered if your cumulative GPA is greater than 3.0.

2. Please refer to page 22 of the catalog (General Regulations) for additional information regarding registration, attendance, etc.  The section on the Albert Nerken School of Engineering contains all the details of standard programs, academic regulations and scholastic standards.

3. ADD/DROPS will not be accepted before the first day of classes for the Fall 2014 semester.  The ADD/DROP period nominally ends after the first week of classes meet and when all classes have met at least once.

Physics Courses
Physics 213 and Physics 291 – register by your major.

BSE – register for any section which fits into your schedule.

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