ECE Registration Information

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Registration Process for Current ECE Students

All students are now required to meet with their academic advisor regarding their registration process.

Prior to meeting with your advisor, all ECE students must create/update their Student Educational Planner (SEP) in MyPurduePlan from the current semester forward to the completion of their degree. Once their SEP is complete, students will submit a Student Registration Profile (SRP) to signal completion of their SEP and that they are ready to have it reviewed.  Designated weeks have been pre-assigned for completion of this process based on a student's classification as listed in MyPurdue; however, priority students do not fit this policy so please know your status. Students who do not complete their SEP  and submit their SRP during the time period specified will have their plan reviewed as time allows which could delay their registration process and risk not getting into the needed class(es).

When to complete SEP & SRP:

Priority & Seniors:  September 7 - 18

Juniors:  September 21 - October 2

Sophomores:  October 5 - 16

Once a student's SEP is approved, they will receive an email directing them to schedule an appointment with their primary advisor during the specified times listed below.  To guarantee a student is prepared for their registration process, their SEP must be completed during their designated time listed above and allow no less than 5 business days to be reviewed.

Meeting the above deadline will ensure the student's eligibility to set up an appointment during the following weeks to complete registration preparation with their advisor:  

When to meet with your advisor:

Priority & Seniors:  September 21 - October 2

Juniors:   October 5 - 16

Sophomores:  October 19 - 30

Students who do not meet with their academic advisor during the above specified times will be fit in as time allows, which could lead to delaying their registration process and risk not getting into the needed class(es).

  1. Identify your classification in myPurdue and know when you must complete the ECE pre-registration process (including completion of SEP, SRP and assigned meeting weeks with advisor

  2. Determine the remaining courses you need to take to fulfill degree requirements by utilizing the worksheet in myPurduePlan. If you feel there are errors on the worksheet, please consult your academic advisor.  

  3. Review some Common Plan of Study Issues to help ensure you are creating a viable plan. Failure to address these items typically will result in a request to resubmit your SEP.

  4. Use the SEP Instructions to create/update your SEP (note: Google Chrome may not work properly).

  5. All students who plan to fulfill degree requirements in Spring 2021, Summer 2021 or Fall 2021, must Apply to Graduate in myPurdue under Destination: Graduation immediately.  Purdue is now asking us to secure these lists a year ahead of time, so make sure you complete this step if you are graduating in any 2021 term.

  6. Once your Student Educational Planner is complete and ready for review, you must submit a Student Registration Profile.  This step will alert your advisor hat your SEP is ready for review.

  7. Your academic advisor needs a minimum of 5 business days to review your plan prior to you scheduling your appointment.  This is important to keep in mind as you could run out of time so plan ahead!  

  8. Once your advisor reviews your SEP, you will receive an email with a link to schedule your required meeting during your pre-determined weeks. 

  9. During your registration meeting you will discuss future workloads, possible experiential learning opportunities, preparation for post-graduation and any issues/concerns you want to talk about.  Immediately following your meeting, your advisor will open your Course Request Form in Unitimes and send you an email with your Registration PIN.  If you do not receive this email by 5 p.m. on the day of your meeting, please reach out to them.     

  10. If you need assistance on how to enter courses into the CRF, please watch this video for guidance.  Remember to put the most critical course at the top of the form and work your way down.  Also, if you are planning to take ECE 47700, do not put it on the CRF as you will registre for that course at a later time.  If you do put it on your CRF, you will not be allowed in and it could hold up your entire schedule.  The CRF is open until November 20th, at which time you will not be able to add/modify the courses.  You will receive your schedule on December 2nd, and will be able to make changes with your Registration PIN beginning December 3rd.   

  11. Continue to watch for emails/updats from our office as well as the Office of the Registrar to avoid any delays in this process.

Registration Process for T2M Students

All students planning to transition to the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the end of the current semester are required to attend a group registration meeting.  In some circumstances, a student may need to hold an individual meeting with and advisor which will be determined as they go through the registration process.  T2M students will be sent an email to register for a group meeting where they will complete the pre-registration process so they must come prepared with a laptop.  At this meeting, students will create a Student Education Planner (SEP) in myPurduePlan for the upcoming semester only.  The rest of the SEP will be completed through graduation  in the sophomore seminar next semester.  Students who do not attend a meeting will be seen by an ECE academic advisor as time permits which could lead to a delay in their registration process and not getting into the needed class(es).  

  1. Attend a registration meeting.  Students who are unable to attend a meeting must watch the presentation before proceeding.

  2. Use the steps outlined in the meeting or in the presentation to complete the Student Educational Plan (SEP).  Use the SEP Instructions to create/update your SEP (note: Google Chrome may not work properly).

  3. Once your Student Educational Planner is complete and ready for review, you must submit a Student Registration Profile.  T2M students use this SRP link.  This step will alert your advisor know that your SEP is ready for review.

  4. An academic advisor needs a minimum of 5 business days to review your plan so keep this in mind as you could run out of time before your registration process deadline.    

  5. Once your advisor reviews your SEP, you will receive an email with further instructions on entering courses into the Course Request Form along with your Registration PIN for changes during open registration.  

  6. If you need assistance on how to enter courses into the CRF, please watch this video for guidance.  Remember to put the most critical course at the top of the form and work your way down.  The CRF will be open from the date you receive the email until November 20th, at which time you will not be able to add/modify the courses.  You will receive your schedule on December 2nd, and will be able to make changes with your Registration PIN beginning December 3rd.   

  7. Continue to watch for emails/updats from our office as well as the Office of the Registrar to avoid any delays in this process.

ECE Wait List

If you need in an ECE course or section that is currently closed or if there is a conflict with another required course, please complete the ECE Wait List request and you will be contacted by our office as soon as information is available.

The wait list should be utilized only when you are unable to fit a course into your schedule, either due to it being full or because of a time-conflict. Every attempt should be made to work out a schedule, even if you have to choose a section that is not your first choice; you can always make changes later should a space appear in your preferred section.  You should not fill out the wait list to try to get into a more ‘desirable’ section of a course. If you need further assistance, please contact the ECE Undergraduate Advising Office at 494-3390 or stop by MSEE 140.

Override Requests

If you are an ECE student or non-ECE student who is getting an error when adding a course to your schedule, please complete the override request in Scheduling Assistant and your request will be reviewed by the ECE staff.  Once your request has been processed, you will be notified via email with the results.

  • Foreign Language Courses
    • Students planning on enrolling for the first time in a foreign language course who have taken 2 years or more of that language in high school must take the language placement exam. Students who have no previous courses in a language or who have less than 2 years of language study may fill out the override request through Scheduling Assistant to request to start at the 10100 level if departmental permission is required for enrollment.
  • Wine Appreciation (FS 47000)
    • Students can request the override through Unitime once their time ticket is open. Students must bring a driver's license or passport to the Food Science Department (NLSN Rm 2203) to verify that the student will be 21 years old by the date specified by the FS Department. If a student brings his or her ID prior to the opening of the time ticket, the override will be placed in Banner.

Entering Transfer Students

Entering transfer students should have been working with ECE and have all their transfer credits reviewed before registering for courses. Once it has been determined if and how these credits will be used toward one of the ECE degrees, the student will be provided with a schedule recommendation and their Registration PIN number. Detailed instructions for registration can be found here for using myPurdue or here for using the Scheduling Assistant.