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ECE Academic Advising Policies

The following policies apply to all undergraduate students in the Electrical & Computer Engineering majors.

Academic Policies

  • Any course that applies to the Electrical or Computer Engineering major must be completed with a minimum grade of a "C-". 
  • Students are limited to no more than four (4) technical courses per semester.
    • Students with a cumulative UMD GPA of a 3.5 or higher may receive an exception to this policy.
    • Students with exceptional circumstance may petition an exception to this policy to the Associate Chair of Undergradaute Education by using an online exception form.
  • All 200-level ENEE courses must be completed before enrolling in 300-level ENEE courses (except ENEE200).
  • Students may take up to 18 credits each semester.
  • All ENEE courses require department permission (except ENEE200).
  • Students must meet all course pre-requisites and co-requisites when registering for classes; please check our course pre-requisite website for details.
  • Any student who wishes to take a second advanced lab or capstone course, must submit a request to the department; students will be given permission for their 2nd lab or capstone no later than the first day of classes.

Advising Policies

  • All ECE students have mandatory advising every semester; and must meet with their assigned advisor.
  • Students who do not show up to their advising appointments, may not be seen before their registration date.
  • Any student who is more than 10 minutes late to their advising appointment will be considered a no show and will need to reschedule their appointment.
  • If you cannot make it to your appointment, please let us know no later than 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Advising requirement must be satisfied in order to get advising block lifted.

Waitlist Policies/Guidelines

  • Waitlisting into a class/section does not guarantee enrollment into that specific class/section.
  • All waitlist inquiries must be directed to your academic advisor.
  • Oversubscriptions to a closed sections will only be allowed in exceptional circumstances as determined by the ECE Undergraduate Office.