A frequent question about this time of the year is what to register for autumn quarter when registration takes place in May, but students don’t know if they will be admitted to their major of choice.
For those applying to CEE for upper-division admission, please select autumn quarter courses according to your “Plan B” — that is, what you would take if you were not offered CEE admission. These courses will be placeholder classes for now. If you are offered admission to the major, you will be provided with add codes and instructions for the required set of 300-level CEE courses to take autumn quarter. You will then be able to drop your placeholder classes and add the CEE courses over the summer. The 300-level CEE courses are reserved for new CEE majors, so don’t worry about trying to secure them at this time (before admissions notification).
It’s spring quarter and nearing the application period for engineering majors at the UW, including Civil & Environmental Engineering. Online applications for Autumn Quarter admission will be accepted beginning June 20 and close on July 1, 2013, at 5pm. You can learn more about the engineering application online.
After the July 1 deadline, the CEE Undergraduate Admission Committee will review applications and aim to get admissions decisions out to students by the last week of July. This will be sent to you via email, so please look for the CEE decision notice (and check your junk mail.) Students offered admission will be asked to reply to accept or decline our offer of admissions using an online form.
Students offered upper-division admissions will be provided with instructions on how to register for the required set of 300-level CEE courses to be taken in autumn quarter. Students offered admission through direct and early admission will be assisted in their course planning.
All newly-admitted CEE majors, including those admitted via Early Admission and Direct Freshman Admission options, should plan to attend the CEE Orientation for New Majors scheduled for Monday, September 23, 2013. Newly admitted transfer students must attend the University’s Advising and Orientation Session during the summer as well as the CEE departmental orientation.
Stay tuned for more information! This blog is active from spring to autumn quarter to help students and applicants stay informed and updated about the CEE application and admissions processes.
Are you a prospective student seeking admission to the civil engineering program at the UW for autumn 2013? Or you may a high school or community college student considering Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the UW as a possible major. Attend a CEE Information Session and learn about the major from faculty, students, and the CEE advisor. Information session dates for autumn 2012 are now on the CEE Website for prospective undergraduates.
The next one is scheduled for Friday, October 12, from 3:30–4:20pm in More Hall on the UW Seattle campus. Hope to see you there!
New majors should have received information regarding the CEE Orientation for New Majors via email today. You’re invited to attend either session, on Wednesday (9/19) or on Friday (9/21), regardless of how you replied online. I recommend Wednesday!
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend! We’ll see you in several weeks!
Some students still haven’t set up their UW email account and are using a commercial account (such as Hotmail or Yahoo) as their primary email for the UW. Not a good idea. Please set up a UW email account and forward this to your personal email account, if needed. Gmail is good as the UW has a GoogleApps contract. Of the commercial accounts, Hotmail and Yahoo often seem to have more problems with email delivery, viruses, and spam than others. In any case, please be sure you’re receiving email sent to your UW account.
All newly-admitted CEE majors will soon be subscribed to the CEE Majors email list (called “civeugs”), so look for the subscription confirmation to arrive via your UW email! Soon thereafter, you’ll start receiving information and announcements of interest to all CEE majors — like opportunities for scholarships, internships, study abroad, research involvement, course changes, special events, and much more — so don’t miss out!
(This email list, run by the UW Mailman service, has the odd-sounding name of “civeugs,” but apparently, my predecessor had good intentions in naming it — it is short for “civil engineering undergrads.”)
Students can post announcements of interest to the CEE majors list as well by writing to email@example.com, but it is a moderated list, so there may be a short delay in posting until a staff member can monitor and approve pending postings.
The CEE Department also uses other lists — “cee-jobs” where we post career job announcements and “cegrads”, an email list for our graduate students. You can learn more (including how to subscribe or unsubscribe) on the CEE Student Resources website.
I send out advising notes and other important announcements to the CEE majors list, so please be (and stay) subscribed!
A number of transfer students are writing to ask about registration problems, missing transfer courses, unsatisfied prerequisites and such. The primary reason for all these problems is pretty common — the student has forgotten to submit an *official* up-to-date transcript to the UW Admissions Office after completing their last quarter at the transfer institution. Therefore the UW has transfer courses up to the time the student applied to the UW (typically through autumn quarter), but coursework for the following quarters are missing. So if you haven’t submitted your official, up-to-date transcript to the UW, do so now!
If you have a choice of how the transcript is submitted to the UW (electronic or paper format), request electronic transfer as the credits will post more promptly. Paper transcripts will be evaluated manually and may take up to a couple of months to post on the UW system. Courses from Washington State community colleges will transfer as listed on the UW Course Equivalency Guide. For information on transfer courses from four-year or out-of-state institutions, see the CEE website for transfer students. In the meantime, if you have difficulties registering for your CEE courses due to missing prerequisites courses, you can request add codes for CEE courses at www.tinyurl.com/ceeaddcodes. The add code will help you to get registered.
I will be out of the office August 3 (Fri) and from August 7–17 for a summer break. I’ll be back in the office on Monday, August 20.
For add codes to CEE courses, complete online form at www.tinyurl.com/ceeaddcodes. If you need an appointment, you can self-schedule an appointment with me at www.tinyurl.com/cee-appt-ugrad. (This tool works for Gmail and UW accounts; not Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) I’ve added more appointment times for later in August and September.
Enjoy the summer and our precious sunny days!
Need an appointment? You can self-schedule an appointment with me online at www.tinyurl.com/cee-appt-ugrad. (This tool works for Gmail and UW accounts, but does not work with Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.)
For add codes to CEE courses, complete online form at www.tinyurl.com/ceeaddcodes.
New CEE majors, try registering for your classes! Even if the civil engineering major status doesn’t show up on your MyUW yet, you may be able to register. (I’ve been told from some students that their pre-major status still shows up on MyUW, but they have been able to register. That’s probably because the system recognizes that the major status change is effective for autumn quarter.) I have submitted the change of major request for all new majors with prerequisites completed.
Transfer students new to the UW: Your registration date is currently tied to your UW Advising & Orientation session, but I am in the process of having this moved up so you can register earlier. Don’t worry, though. Autumn quarter CEE courses are reserved for you. If you are concerned, just submit a request for add codes for the sections you wish online at www.tinyurl.com/ceeaddcodes.
Conditional admission students will need add codes to register until your change of major is final.
For those of you accepting the CEE offer of admissions, I am submitting your Change of Major forms and you should soon have “CIV E” major status appear on your MyUW — and become ready to register. I have also send out registration information for those who have accepted our offer.