Frequently Asked Questions

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Where is the EECS Office/Advising Office?

How do I schedule an appt. with an Advisor?

How do I add a CS major/minor or ECE major?

How do I switch my Option in CS?

What is considered a passing grade?

How do I apply to the Professional Program?

Can I take a Professional Program Course while I am not in the Professional Program?

How can I get an override into a ECE/CS course?

How do I find an internship or job?

How do I get into Grad school?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where is the EECS Office/Advising Office?

Both are located on the first floor of Kelley Engr. Cntr. directly across from the Cafe.


How do I schedule an appt. with an Advisor?

  1. Online (must be an OSU student): http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/undergraduate-students/academic-advising
  2. By phone: (541) 737-3617
  3. Or by visiting the EECS Office

How do I add a CS major/minor or ECE major?

You will need to meet with an advisor to complete a Change of Major form.

How do I switch my Option in CS?

You will need to meet with Calvin Hughes (Advisor for CS) to change your option.

What is considered a passing grade?

All courses that are required for your degree in either the Pre-Professional Program or Professional Program require a grade of “C” or higher.

Courses that are considered Baccore ONLY* require a grade of “D-“ or above.

*Courses that are required for the Pre-Professional or Professional program but also fulfill a Baccore requirement require a grade of “C” or higher.  (Ex. CS 391 counts in both the Professional Program and the Baccore group “Science, Technology & Society” and requires a grade of “C” or higher to receive credit in the Professional Program).

How do I apply to the Professional Program?

Applications for Fall admission are available online from April 1st – July 1st.  Contact an advisor to find the link to applications and review the qualifications for applying to the Professional Program.

Can I take a Professional Program Course while I am not in the Professional Program?

Students may petition into no more than 4 Professional courses (no more than 2 per term)  before entering the Professional Program.  However, petitions are granted on levels  of GPA, previous completed CS courses, remaining Pre-Professional courses and the chances of acceptance into the Professional Program; therefore petitions are rarely granted.

How can I get an override into a ECE/CS course?

Students must complete an override form, obtain instructor’s signature, and return the form to the EECS office. 

We cannot give overrides for any course not labeled ECE/CS/EECS.  If you need an override for another course then you must get department approval from department that controls that course.

How do I find an internship or job?

  1. Browse and read the webpage: Internships & Jobs
  2. The EECS weekly lists the most current openings (on the Internships & Jobs page)
  3. Explore the MECOP program and its website (on the Internships & Jobs page)

How do I get into Grad school?

  1. Review the information on the EECS website under Graduate Students and Prospective Graduate Students.
  2. Review the admission requirements for OSU Graduate Students.
  3. Talk to a Faculty member about graduate school and about possible research opportunities.
  4. Talk to an advisor about plans and further steps to take.