An assignment of an undergraduate academic advisor is your most important source of guidance for your journey through electrical and computer engineering. Your advisor is also your primary source of information with regard to the curriculum. They will aid you in your selection of technical and non-technical electives, as well as provide general advice about careers and graduate school in electrical and computer engineering. Also, your advisor is the only person who may initiate waivers (waivers must be approved by the advisor, as well as the Department and/or the Engineering School as appropriate).
Prior to, and as a condition for enrollment in classes each semester, you will meet with your academic advisor. Your progress towards degree will be reviewed using the online degree audit system in SIS. Additionally, a Degree Checklist Form provided below. This form provides all key information regarding the engineering degree and should be studied closely by students. Please be sure that you are using the appropriate form based on the year you began at JHU as the degree requirements have changed over the last couple of years. Before meeting with your advisor, you should develop a preliminary plan of classes using the Degree Checklist Form as a guide. This plan will be reviewed and modified during the meeting with your advisor. After meeting, your advisor will record that the meeting was conducted and then “release your hold” on SIS so that you may complete your online registration. Students should be aware that no faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering may release a hold on SIS unless they have had a face-to-face discussion with the student regarding course planning and their progress towards degree as represented in the Degree Checklist Form.
In some cases, it may be useful to also meet with the engineering school-wide academic advisors. These professional staff advisors, unlike your academic advisors, are more connected to some of the broader school services available for health and wellness, tutoring, extra-curricular programs outside of the department, direct help with the registrar, etc. Additional information is available at WSE Engineering Academic Advising.