- First-Year Student Registration
- Academic Rules, Student Responsibilities & Services
- Course catalog
- Transfer Credit Database
- Transfer Credit Petition (For current Syracuse University students)
- Change of Major (For current Syracuse University students)
Academic Forms and Procedures
Petition Forms can be obtained on the link below:
Application for Readmission and Termination of Leave of Absence
Complete the Readmit Application before the application deadline:
- Fall Semester deadline: July 1
- Spring Semester deadline: December 1
- Email completed forms to the Student Records Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Intra University Transfer (IUT)
Students who wish to transfer to an Engineering and Computer Science major from another school or college must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Applicants are required to complete at least one of MAT 295, 296, or 397 (with a grade of B- or better) and science (by completing at least one set of PHY 211/221 or CHE 106/107 with a grade of B- or better). Students who wish to major in Computer Science must also complete CIS 252) with a grade of at least a B.
- Complete an IUT form from the Student Records office, 130 Link Hall.
- Meet with Maria Marceau, Director of Student Records, with any questions regarding the IUT process
Syracuse University students register online using MySlice. Undergraduate students must meet with their advisor before they can register for classes.
How can I change my major within the College of Engineering and Computer Science?
To select or change a major, students must obtain formal approval from the department chair or program director of the new major. Students may do this by obtaining a Change of Major Petition in the Student Records Office or the ECS Student Records Answers Page and following the procedure below:
1. Meet with the Chairperson or Program Director of the new major.
2. Complete a Change of Major Petition Form clearly stating the current major and the new major.
3. Obtain the signature of the Chairperson or the Program Director of the new major. A review of the student’s file may be necessary before making a decision.
If the petition is approved, the Chairperson will assign a new faculty advisor to the student.
Can I get credit for AP courses I have taken?
Credits that can be awarded for AP courses are explained on the Admissions credit transfer page. Since the suitability of those courses to specific programs depends on the academic major, students should contact their academic advisors or the Student Records Office, 130 Link Hall, for additional information.
Will a course I have taken at another institution qualify for transfer credit?
View our transfer credit database for courses already approved by the College for transfer.
How does advising work?
All Engineering and Computer Science students are assigned faculty or staff academic advisors. The advisor signs all academic forms (add/drops, petitions). Each semester, before registration, students meet with their advisors to discuss the upcoming semester and to prepare for registration. It’s important to plan carefully for this meeting to be sure that you will be taking the appropriate courses. You should also feel free to meet regularly with your advisor during the term to discuss program plans for the next term as well as any problems or concerns you may have.
How can I appeal a course grade?
Any student who seeks to appeal a course grade needs to follow the rules of the College of Engineering and Computer Science using the grade appeal process.
Grade Appeal Process and Documentation
Any student who seeks to appeal a course grade is referred to the Academic Rules and Regulations § 8.4.6 available at http://coursecatalog.syr.edu/content.php?catoid=17&navoid=2249#8-4-grades (approved by the University Senate) as well as the rules of The College of Engineering and Computer Science, which can be found in this document below.
This document is intended to guide you through the various steps in the grade appeal process and help you provide the correct documentation. If you have questions or need additional help, please contact The Dean’s Office, at 223 Link Hall. (Sue Karlik at 443-3604/ email@example.com)
Step 1: Determine that your grievance meets the requirements for an appeal. § 8.4.6 provides that “[a] course grade is based on the instructor’s professional assessment of the academic quality of the student’s performance on a body of work. Such assessments are non-negotiable, and disputes about them do not constitute valid grounds for appeal.” Examples of valid grounds for appeal include, for example, when an instructor “fails to provide or implement uniform and consistent standards” or “bases an assessment on criteria other than academic performance.”
Step 2: Develop a clear statement, in writing, of the reason(s) you think your grade should be changed and collect any supporting materials you want reviewed. Developing a clear written statement and compiling all supporting materials will ensure that all the reasons you have will be addressed. Your appeal going forward will be limited to the valid reasons you raise at this time and the supporting materials you compile, and you will only be able to appeal your grade once, so be sure that your statement and supporting materials are complete.
Step 3a: Meet with the instructor and discuss the reason(s) you think your grade should be changed. Provide the instructor with your written statement of the reasons your grade should be changed and supporting materials before or at your meeting with them. This written statement and supporting materials will help guide the conversation and allow the instructor to address all of the issues you raise. Document the date on which you met with the instructor, what you told the instructor, and the instructor’s response. If the instructor gives you a written response, include that response with your documentation.
Step 3b: In some cases, the class instructor (e.g., a graduate teaching assistant) will have a supervisor in charge of the course. If you are not able to resolve your grade dispute with the instructor of record, the next level of appeal is to the person in charge of the instructor. This may be a faculty member who is in charge of the course or the coordinator of the program. This appeal must be in writing, and your appeal may be submitted electronically.
If you do not know who supervises the instructor, please consult the department chair, who will put you in contact with the appropriate supervisor. If you do not know who the department chair is, visit the department website or email Sue Karlik in the Dean’s Office 223 Link Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org). Remember that only the reasons you raised with the course instructor will be considered. If you are given a written response, include that response with your documentation.
Step 4: If your appeal in Step 3 was not resolved to your satisfaction, your next appeal is to the department chair. This appeal must be in writing, and your appeal may be submitted electronically. If you do not know who the department chair is, visit the department website or ask Sue Karlik in the Dean’s Office 223 Link Hall (email@example.com) for this information. Note that if the grade in dispute is in an SU Abroad course, the Center Director is the department chair for purposes of this policy.
Remember that the department chair may only consider the reasons you raised with the course instructor. Be sure to explain clearly why you believe that the instructor (and, where required, the supervisor in charge of the course) was incorrect in determining that your grade should not be changed. The department chair will respond to your appeal in writing. Include her/his decision in your documentation.
Step 5: If your appeal to the department chair was not resolved to your satisfaction, your next appeal is to the dean. This appeal must be in writing, and your appeal may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Present documentation of each step in the appeal process to Sue Karlik in the Dean’s Office 223 Link Hall for transmittal to the dean, and explain why you believe the department chair was incorrect in denying your appeal. The dean will respond to your appeal in writing. Include her/his decision in your documentation.
Step 6: If your appeal to the dean does not result in a decision on which both you and the instructor agree, your final appeal is to The College of Engineering and Computer Science course grade appeal panel.
Present all the documentation connected to your appeal’s history, including all of the materials generated, decisions made, and the timeline to Sue Karlik in the Dean’s Office 223 Link Hall (email@example.com) for transmittal to the chair of the course grade appeal panel. The decision of The College of Engineering and Computer Science course grade appeal panel on whether a grade should be changed is final.
The only grounds for any further review is on the basis of procedural irregularities, in which case the student or the instructor of record may appeal to the Senate Committee on Instruction, detailing the procedural irregularity that occurred. The Senate Committee on Instruction will not review the merits of the grade dispute; its decision is limited to either finding that there was no procedural irregularity or requiring that the procedure start again at the level where the procedural irregularity occurred.