Advising

ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2021 COURSES starts on April 6th and the days following, seniors first.  CUNYfirst will show you your exact starting date and time.

Enrollment for summer 2021 starts on March 16th for everyone, and doesn't need advising first.  If you want to take summer courses, submit this form.

If you have applied for June graduation, you will not be able to enroll for summer or fall.  You can cancel your graduation here.

 

Before you can enroll in fall courses, you must do the following:

 

  • Fill out a Cp.E. advising form, available by clicking the link.  The PDF is fillable on your computer by clicking on the blanks.  Download it and save it in a folder on your computer.  Don’t try to fill it out in the web browser, or you'll lose your work!

    • Put your name and I.D. number on the front.

    • On the back, check off your completed courses, your current courses, and the courses you intend to enroll in next.

    • You will find your GPA on CUNYfirst, and the form has instructions for calculating your QPA.  Write these in.  They indicate if you meet the Grove School's minimum academic standards.

 

  • Download your unofficial transcript (CUNYfirst;  or DegreeWorks > Class History link).

  • Email these documents to your advisor (see below).  Do it before your CUNYfirst fall registration time!  Plan ahead:  Your advisor might only have office hours once or twice a week.  Find out who your advisor is:

    • If you have completed fewer than 45 credits toward the Cp.E. degree, you are advised by Cp.E. associate director Sam Fenster.  Use Navigate to schedule an appointment.  At your chosen time, make a Skype call to "fenster.ccny".

    • Otherwise, you are advised by a professor.  Click to look up your advisor >>.  They will reply to your email and tell you what to do.  You may consult last semester's faculty advisor, if they are willing.  (Advisor lists for the C.Sc. and E.E. Departments.)

 

  • After discussion, your advisor will send your form to Dr. Fenster.  If you are in good academic standing (see the bottom of the back of the advising form), you will then be able to register on the date & time indicated for you in CUNYfirst.

 

CURRICULUM CHANGES AND PRE- AND COREQUISITE CHANGES

See here.

 

DEAR COMPUTER ENGINEERING STUDENT,

Advising is your opportunity to have a discussion with someone knowledgeable about your curriculum and your plans, in and outside of school.

It is your responsibility to understand your graduation requirements, course pre- and corequisites, and your current status (GPA, QPA, incompletes, courses you must retake, the limit on course withdrawals, registration stops, probation, deadlines to appeal to continue if you're in bad standing or to apply for reentry, etc.).

Your advisor will be able to explain course requirements, recommend courses based on your interests and abilities, and discuss extracurricular projects and work. They will write remarks on your form and sign it.

For academic consultation other than official once-per-semester advising, you may always schedule an appointment with me.

Sam Fenster
administrative director, computer engineering
Steinman 617, x6594

IN PREPARATION FOR ADVISING, YOU SHOULD:

  • Take the time to think about your academic and career goals;

  • Prepare questions before your advising session;

  • Initiate contact with a faculty or staff advisor for the required once-per-semester advising session, and other sessions throughout the academic year;

  • Make appointments for advising sessions during posted office hours. Notify the advisor or someone in the advisor's office if it is impossible to keep appointments;

  • Ask questions. If you do not understand, ask, ask, ask!!

  • Familiarize yourself with College's academic calendar to understand important deadlines (drop/add deadlines, for example);

  • Schedule courses that meet your degree requirements and educational and career interests;

  • Accept responsibility for making final decisions related to your coursework;

  • Do the proper follow-up after an advising session.


THE ACADEMIC ADVISOR SHOULD:

  • Provide accurate and current information about School of Engineering and College rules, regulations, policies, requirements, etc.

  • Assist students with creating an appropriate course schedule;

  • Provide students with current career information and career opportunities within major and specialization areas;

  • Encourage students to use School of Engineering and College-wide support services and initiate contact with these offices, if necessary.

  • Monitor students' academic performance and recommend appropriate interventions, as necessary.