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Title: Cornell University College of Engineering

Cornell University College of Engineering
  • Helpful Information for
  • First-Year Students

Welcome to the College of Engineering!
  • This presentation has been designed to give you a
    preview of information that will be covered in
    more detail during Orientation in August
  • If you have questions or concerns, please feel
    free to contact the Engineering Advising Office
    at (607) 255-7414 or via email at

Advising in Engineering
  • All First-Year students in Engineering will have
  • A first-year faculty advisor
  • At least one student peer advisor
  • Access to the advising services provided by the
    Engineering Advising Office

First-Year Faculty Advisors
  • Are assigned during the summer prior to
  • Will be the students primary contact for
    academic advising information
  • Will be the students instructor for the ENGRG
    1050 (Advising Seminar) course during the Fall

Peer Advisors
  • Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in the College
    of Engineering who volunteer to help new students
  • Assigned to the ENGRG 1050 (Advising Seminar)
    groups, which meet weekly
  • An excellent source of academic and social
    information, specifically from a students

Engineering Advising Office
  • Staff advisors and administrators who support the
    students and faculty advisors
  • A resource for a variety of academic and personal
    issues and questions
  • Located in 167 Olin Hall
  • Phone (607) 255-7414
  • Email

What Engineering Advising Does
  • Staff provides academic advising support for
    students until they declare a major (affiliate)
    in the sophomore year
  • Assists students with academic endeavors
  • Academic progress
  • Internal transfer
  • Study abroad
  • Pre-med major
  • Early intervention
  • Review academic petitions
  • Review transfer credit requests
  • Referral to appropriate service/area
  • Coordinates ENGRG 1050 seminar and Peer Advisors

What courses will I take this Fall?
  • In the first term, most Engineering students will
  • Engineering Math
  • Engineering Science (Chemistry or Physics)
  • Introduction to Engineering (ENGRI) or
    Introduction to Computing
  • A First-Year Writing Seminar (FWS)
  • ENGRG 1050 (Advising Seminar)
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Optional Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW)

More on Fall courses…
  • Engineering Advising will identify most of your
    Fall courses in July, based on your responses to
    the mailing you received in May
  • The Engineering Registrar will then enroll you in
    these courses during July and early August
  • You will complete and adjust your schedule during
    Orientation, after meeting with your faculty
  • In your response to the May mailing, be sure to
    indicate if you anticipate any advanced placement
    (AP, GCE, IB) or transfer credit from another

FWS and PE
  • Students will self-enroll in the First-Year
    Writing Seminars (FWS) and Physical Education
    (PE) during Orientation in August
  • The FWS program uses an on-line balloting system
    that students will complete during Orientation,
    before classes begin
  • Students will enroll in PE classes by visiting
    the main PE Office in Teagle Hall during
  • Complete details will be presented at the
    Academic Briefing during Orientation Saturday

Academic Excellence Workshops (AEWs)
  • One-credit, small-group cooperative-learning
    sessions that complement core engineering courses
    in mathematics, chemistry and computer science
  • Weekly, 2-hour workshops are led by trained peer
  • In a cooperative environment, students work
    together on concepts and problem sets to enhance
    understanding of the class material

Take Your Swim Test!
  • All students must pass the swim test in order to
    graduate from Cornell
  • We recommend that you take it during Orientation
    if at all possible
  • Please visit for
    detailed information

Advanced Placement Credit
  • Students with appropriate scores on selected CEEB
    AP Exams can receive credit towards the BS degree
    in Engineering (Please consult the flyer
    Advanced Placement and Transfer Credit for
    First-Year Engineering Students for details)
  • If you have taken CEEB AP Exams, please be sure
    to ask the College Board to send your results to
    Cornell University as soon as possible
  • Be sure to indicate the exams you have taken and
    the scores (if known) when you send us your
    response to the May mailing

International Credentials
  • Students who have taken the GCE A-Level or IB
    Higher Level Exams may also be eligible for
    advanced placement credit towards the BS degree
    in Engineering
  • To receive credit, please present your official
    results (or a certified copy) to Engineering
    Advising, 167 Olin Hall, during Orientation
  • Be sure to indicate the exams you have taken and
    the scores (if known) when you send us your
    response to the May mailing

Transfer Credit
  • Credit for college-level courses taken at another
    institution may be awarded if
  • The course was taught on a college campus by
    college faculty
  • The course was not used to meet high school
    diploma requirements
  • The course is deemed to be equivalent to a course
    used to satisfy a degree requirement in the
    College of Engineering at Cornell

Transfer Credit
  • To apply for transfer credit students must
  • Submit a course description or syllabus for each
  • Provide a letter from a high school official
    indicating that the course was taught on a
    college campus by college faculty and was not
    used to fulfill high school diploma requirements
  • Provide an official transcript from the offering
  • Questions? Please contact Mary Glick in
    Engineering Advising, (607) 255-7414 or

Online Add/Drop
  • Many course changes can be made using Cornells
    online add/drop system during Orientation
  • Peer Advisors will review the add/drop process
    during Orientation

During Orientation you will
  • Take the scheduled Cornell Advanced Standing
    Exams (CASE), if desired
  • Take the optional Engineering Math Advanced
    Standing Exam, if desired
  • Meet with your faculty advisor and peer advisor(s)

During Orientation you will
  • Attend major information and special interest
    sessions (pre-med, study abroad, etc.)
  • Submit your First-Year Writing Seminar ballot
  • Enroll in a Physical Education class at Teagle
  • Take the Cornell University swim test

Academic Integrity
  • The Cornell Code of Academic Integrity states
  • Absolute integrity is expected of every Cornell
    student in all academic undertakings…Academic
    integrity is expected not only in formal
    coursework situations, but in all University
    relationships and interactions connected to the
    educational process.
  • But what this means to a First-Year student may
    vary greatly, depending on the students high
    school experience and/or cultural background.

Academic Integrity
  • We encourage you to become familiar with the
    Cornell Code of Academic Integrity before
    arriving on campus
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  • If you would further like to test your
    understanding of plagiarism and how to properly
    cite references in your academic work, please
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  • Feel free to contact
  • Engineering Advising at
  • Phone (607) 255-7414
  • Email
  • See you in August!