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Undergraduate Advising Videos

The Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Office has made available informational videos on various topics regarding advising for Clark School Students:

     

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Explanation of how to register for classes using MyUM. More»

AP & IB Credits for Engr Students
The accepted AP & IB scores to meet Engineering requirements at the University of Maryland, College Park. More»

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Brief explanation of how Clark School students can utilize Degree Navigator to track progress towards graduation. More»

 

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peopleThe Office of Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support, a unit of the Clark School of Engineering, provides a broad variety of services to assist undergraduate engineering students in their self understanding and development. While our primary role is individual advising for current undergraduate engineering students we also assist engineering students on a number of related issues including: university policy interpretations, career choices, course selection, social and personal adjustment and academic concerns.

The undergraduate engineering advisors serve as a source of information connecting students to various campus resources and are focused on you.  We hope that you will take advantage of our services and see how committed we are to providing our students with the right tools to make your time here both academically and intellectually stimulating as possible.

This web site does not replace actual advising

You will be responsible for developing and maintaining your plans in consultation with your departmental advisor (once a major has been declared) or the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support if you are an undecided engineering student.

Attention Students:

Please include your name and UID number in all email and phone communications.

Office Location:
1131S Glenn L. Martin Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Phone Number: (301) 405-9973
FAX: (301) 314-9867

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday (8:30am-4:30pm)

General Questions
Current Students or Degree Navigator Concerns:  engrhelp@umd.edu
Prospective Transfer Students: transfer_engr@umd.edu
 

Graduate Students

Looking for information? Visit the graduate students page, student services, and your specific department's or program's site.
 

Thinking of Attending?

If you are a prospective undergraduate student, you will apply for admission to the Clark School of Engineering by submitting an application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mitchell Building
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 314-8385
(800) 422-5867
www.umd.edu/admissions/

 

Name Phone # E-Mail
Jenna Dolan 5-9973 jdolon@umd.edu
Nicole Hollywood 5-9973 hlholly@umd.edu
DaFran Ware 5-9973 dmware@umd.edu
Noah Jacobs 5-9973 nhjacobs@umd.edu
Rebeca Hosten 5-9973 irhosten@umd.edu
Karen Law 5-9973 kelaw@umd.edu
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Appeal for Petition Denial

If you choose to file an appeal, this form must be submitted within 5 business days
from the date that you received the Denial Email.

Last Name:
  First Name:
UID Number:
Telephone Number:
(please include area code)
UMD E-mail:
Major:

Primary/Departmental Advisor:

Phone:

I am appealing the outcome of a Petition for an Exception to Policy regarding ( select one):

  Enrolling for more than 18 credits
  Registering for a time conflict
  Repeat policy: enrolling in a course for a third time
  Repeat policy: exceeding the 18-credit repeat limit
  Drop more than four credits
  Late add/drop of a course
  Permission to take a course at another institution within the last 30 credits
  Other (please describe):

The date on which I was first notified of the decision I am appealing was:

Provide a detailed statement explaining the circumstances that led to this appeal request.

I will be submitting additional supporting documentation such as medical letters, transcripts, etc. to:
Appeals Committee.


Office Use Only:

Appeal approved:_______                       Appeal denied: ________

Signature:________________________ Date:__________

Notes: ______________________________________________________________________________

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Employment

Engineering Orientation Advisor Selection

Job Description

The Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Office is looking to hire individuals for the position of Engineering Orientation Advisor (EOA). On Day 2 of each summer orientation session EOAs will teach new students to use MyUM/Testudo and help with creating class schedules for the upcoming fall semester. EOAs must be organized, timely and a team player. This is a great opportunity for students who will be on or near campus during the summer.

The commitment would involve 8-10 hours of training in late May.

EOAs MUST be available from 8:25am to at least 1:00pm on the following dates:

June: 3, 6,10,13, 17, 19, 24, & 27; July: 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 and August 1, 2014

This is not the same position as University OA hired by the Orientation Office. This position does NOT provide on-campus housing or parking.

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate engineering major
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.7
  • Rising Sophomore status is preferred

Benefits of being a member of the Engineering Orientation Advising Team

  • $12 per hour
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse
    group of people
  • Improve leadership development
    & organizational skills
  • Gain knowledge about University
    of Maryland and Clark School of Engineering policies, procedures, etc.
  • Personal satisfaction from helping new engineering students
  • Chance to assess and determine personal strengths and abilities
  • Enhance networking skills and abilities
  • Gain practical experience in teamwork and role modeling

Application Process

  1. Complete an Engineering Orientation Advisor Application, available at this website  Engineering Orientation Advisor Application
  2. Applications must be submitted by April 11th, 2014 12:00pm
  3. The Advising Staff will review applications the week of April 14th, 2014 and contact those selected for
    an interview.
    3.    The Advising Staff will conduct individual interviews the week of April 21st, 2014.
    All dates are subject to change.

Contact

Mr. Nicholas Richardson or Ms. Rebeca Hosten

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Career Development: To maximize their opportunities for employment after graduation, students should begin the job search approximately 6-12 months prior to graduation. (Many employers begin recruiting spring graduates in the preceding fall semester.)

Career Fairs: The University of Maryland hosts a large career fair each fall and spring semester to provide a forum for students to network with employers and discuss full-time employment opportunities. The Fall Career Fair is typically held in early October, and the Spring Career Fair is in February or March. Detailed information is available at the above link.

Cooperative Education Program (Co-op): The Engineering Co-op Program allows students to gain one or more semesters of full-time engineering work experience prior to graduation. While participation in the program may slightly delay a student’s graduation, co-op participants gain a more intensive work experience than summer interns and often have more full-time job offers upon graduation at higher starting salaries than students without equivalent work experience. Interested students should pursue a co-op position using the resources described above and may enroll in the Co-op Program upon accepting a co-op job offer. Students enrolled in the Co-op Program will register for a zero-credit course that allows them to maintain their student status at the University of Maryland.

Careers4Engineers Employment Database: Through the Careers4Engineers database, students may apply for engineering internship, co-op, and part-time job opportunities, find employer contact information, and sign up for on-campus interviews. Students must visit the Engineering Co-op & Career Services Office to activate a Careers4Engineers account, which is available free of charge.

Networking Events: During the fall and spring semesters, students also have the opportunity to network with engineering employers through employer-led information sessions, workshops, and other networking events. These events are advertised to students through a weekly Career Engineer e-newsletter and are posted in the eLink database.

Workshops and Individual Career Advising: To prepare students for a successful job search, we offer a variety of career development workshops as well as individual career advising on topics including resumes, interviews, and salary negotiation. Students may sign up for workshops online or stop by for an individual career advising session.

Student Organizations: Please see the Freshman year explanation for more information on student organizations.

Study Abroad Opportunities: Your student should check with their departmental advisor and the Coordinator of International Engineering Programs to see if study abroad during the senior year is still a possibility.

 

Parent Info: Senior Year Registration

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Advising Links

Academic Policies

Contact Us

Degree Planning Tools

ENES/Keystone

FAQ

Four Year Plan

Graduation

Majors

Parents

Transfer Admission

 

Courses Outside Univeristy of Maryland: Any student wishing to take a course over the summer at an institution other than the University of Maryland, College Park, must ask for permission to do so by submitting a Permission to Enroll Form [pdf].

Mandatory Academic Advising: Mandatory Academic Advising: All engineering students must meet with a departmental academic advisor prior to registering for courses for the coming semester. Students who are on Academic Probation must also make an appointment and meet with an advisor in UA&AS. If a student does not meet with their advisor, they will be UNABLE to register for courses.

Registration Blocks

Students may have a registration block on their academic account that prevents them from registering for courses. The following list describes the different types of blocks as well as directions for how your student can get the block lifted.

  • Administrative block: Your student has not met a registration requirement that is general in nature. Your student should contact the Registrar’s Office to discover why the hold was placed and should contact the office or department requesting the hold to find out how to have it removed.
  • By Permission Only block: Your student is not allowed to take a course without permission from the department that teaches the course. All engineering courses have this block during the Fall and Spring semesters. To find out if lifting the hold is possible, your student should contact the department offering the course.
  • Financially Ineligible: your student, for whatever reason, may have money due to the university. To find out how to lift the hold, your student should contact Financial Aid.
  • Mandatory Advising block: Your student cannot register for courses without speaking with their academic advisor. To have the hold lifted, your student needs to meet with their academic advisor to discuss their course schedule for that coming semester.

 

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Transfer Admission

 

Understanding the Engineering Benchmark Reviews: Depending upon the semester your student matriculated into the Clark School of Engineering, they will be reviewed either at 60 University of Maryland credits or two semesters after they are first reviewed for the 45 Credit Review. All students, regardless of matriculation semester or major must pass the 45 Credit Review. Students who matriculated from Fall 2005-Spring 2009 must pass the 2nd and 3rd benchmarks at 60 and then 90 University of Maryland credits respectively. Students who matriculated in the Fall 2009 semester to present must pass the 2nd Benchmark Review two semesters after the 45 Credit Review. The 3rd Benchmark Review occurs two semesters after the 2nd Benchmark Review.

90 Credit Benchmark/3rd Benchmark Review: This review, unlike the 45 Credit Review, varies for each engineering student, based on their major. Students who do not pass the review can be asked to change their major out of engineering.

Graduation Application: Students must complete the Graduation Worksheet process which includes: attaching a copy of the Degree Navigator Online Audit, applying online to graduate and completing the online Senior Survey. All of these steps must be completed and paperwork turned in by the end of Schedule Adjustment (the first ten days of class in a semester). If a student does not complete this process and all other steps in a timely fashion, they will not graduate.

Policy Violation: A review of pertinent Academic Policies is available online. Students who have extenuating circumstances may ask for permission for an Exception to Policy form found under Forms. Permission should be requested through a formal Petition for an Exception to Policy online form which should include all documentation of the extenuating circumstances as well as a personal statement by the student to the Petitions Committee. NOTE: Approval of petitions is not guaranteed.

Residency Requirement: Students should plan to take their final 30 credits at the University of Maryland. NOTE: Study abroad semesters or programs can be an exception to this requirement.

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Parents

Transfer Admission

 

Application for Graduation:  Every student must apply for graduation through a process that begins with the completion of a Graduation Worksheet. The Graduation Worksheet is due to Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support on the last day of Schedule Adjustment (the first 2 weeks of classes) in the semester in which the student is intending to graduate. Students who do not turn in a Graduation Worksheet WILL NOT graduate in the semester of application. NOTE: Graduation has several steps, listed on the top of the Graduation Worksheet, and all steps must be completed.

Graduation Letter Request:  As students begin to search for full time employment, prospective employers may require documentation that the student will graduate by a certain date. In this situation, students can complete a Graduation Letter Request from Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support.

Commencement:  Information about both the University and Engineering Commencement ceremony can be found in this link.

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Verification Request:  Engineering students who wish to take the FE Exam require verification from Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support that they are within six months of graduation.

Embassy Letter Request [pdf]: Upon successful completion of all remaining courses and meeting all University requirements, a student can submit a request for verification of anticipated graduation for an embassy to allow parent(s), guardian(s), or other family members to attend the Engineering Commencement ceremony.

Mandatory Academic Advising:  All engineering students must meet with a departmental academic advisor prior to registering for courses for the coming semester. Students who are on Academic Probation must also make an appointment and meet with an advisor in UA&AS. If a student does not meet with their advisor, they will be UNABLE to register for courses.

Selecting Upper Level Electives: Depending on their major, engineering students will have upper level technical electives from which to choose. Students can visit their academic advisor to discuss their interests and determine appropriate electives for their degree program.

 

Parent Info: Junior Year Student Involvement

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Advising Links

Academic Policies

Contact Us

Degree Planning Tools

ENES/Keystone

FAQ

Four Year Plan

Graduation

Majors

Parents

Transfer Admission

 

Career Development*:  In junior year, students should continue to gain work experience related to their engineering major by participating in a paid summer internship, co-op, or part-time job. The Engineering Co-op & Career Services Office provides a variety of services to equip students to conduct an effective job search.

Career Fairs*:  The University of Maryland hosts a large career fair each fall and spring semester to provide a forum for students to network with employers and discuss internship and co-op opportunities. The Fall Career Fair is typically held in early October, and the Spring Career Fair is in February or March. Detailed information is available at the above link.

Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program*:  The Engineering Co-op Program allows students to gain one or more semesters of full-time engineering work experience prior to graduation. While participation in the program may slightly delay a student’s graduation, co-op participants gain a more intensive work experience than summer interns and often have more full-time job offers upon graduation at higher starting salaries than students without equivalent work experience. Interested students should pursue a co-op position using the resources described above and may enroll in the Co-op Program upon accepting a co-op job offer. Students enrolled in the Co-op Program will register for a zero-credit course that allows them to maintain their student status at the University of Maryland.

Careers4Engineers Employment Database*:  Through the Careers4Engineers database, students may apply for engineering internship, co-op, and part-time job opportunities, find employer contact information, and sign up for on-campus interviews. Students must visit the Engineering Co-op & Career Services Office to activate a Careers4Engineers account, which is available free of charge.

Networking Events*:  During the fall and spring semesters, students also have the opportunity to network with engineering employers through employer-led information sessions, workshops, and other networking events. These events are advertised to students through a weekly Career Engineer e-newsletter and are posted in the eLink database.

Workshops and Individual Advising*:  To prepare students for a successful job search, we offer a variety of career development workshops as well as individual career advising on topics including resumes, interviews, and salary negotiation. Students may sign up for workshops online or stop by for an individual advising session.

Student Organizations:  Please see the Freshman year explanation for more information on student organizations.

Study Abroad Opportunities*:  Junior year is a great time for engineering students to study abroad for a semester, year, summer, or winter term.

 

Parent Info: Junior Year Registration

library

Advising Links

Academic Policies

Contact Us

Degree Planning Tools

ENES/Keystone

FAQ

Four Year Plan

Graduation

Majors

Parents

Transfer Admission

 

Courses Outside Univeristy of Maryland

Any student wishing to take a course over the summer at an institution other than the University of Maryland-College Park, must ask for permission to do so by submitting a Permission to Enroll Form [pdf].

Mandatory Academic Advising

Mandatory Academic Advising: All engineering students must meet with a departmental academic advisor prior to registering for courses for the coming semester. Students who are on Academic Probation must also make an appointment and meet with an advisor in UA&AS. If a student does not meet with their advisor, they will be UNABLE to register for courses.

Registration Blocks

Students may have a registration block on their academic account that prevents them from registering for courses. The following list describes the different types of blocks as well as directions for how your student can get the block lifted.

  • Administrative block: Your student has not met a registration requirement that is general in nature. Your student should contact the Registrar’s Office to discover why the hold was placed and should contact the office or department requesting the hold to find out how to have it removed.
  • By Permission Only block: Your student is not allowed to take a course without permission from the department that teaches the course. All engineering courses have this block during the Fall and Spring semesters. To find out if lifting the hold is possible, your student should contact the department offering the course.
  • Financially Ineligible: your student, for whatever reason, may have money due to the university. To find out how to lift the hold, your student should contact Financial Aid.
  • Mandatory Advising block: Your student cannot register for courses without speaking with their academic advisor. To have the hold lifted, your student needs to meet with their academic advisor to discuss their course schedule for that coming semester.