You have questions? We have answers!
Below are the most frequent questions the ME Student Services Office receives.
What is a DS hold and how do I have it moved out so I can register?
The Department Stamp hold is your advising hold. Check the active term. That is the semester it will prevent registration. Please note the hold will never be deleted so you will always see it on your account.
If you need to have the hold moved out, please schedule an advising appointment.
Who is my advisor?
Check your MyU account or APAS report to see who your advisor is. The Undergraduate Program Coordinator in ME is assigned to you as your department advisor. You still have your CSE college advisor as well. Advising in mechanical engineering is conducted by faculty. You are not assigned one. Rather, you are able to schedule with whomever you choose.
What is the process for getting my technical electives approved?
Your technical electives need to be pre-approved by a faculty advisor. Please schedule an appointment to have them pre-approved. They must be pre-approved before you register for your final semester.
More information about the approval process and the form can be found on our Academic Advising & Degree Planning page.
Where can I see if a course I take elsewhere will transfer back?
What should I do if I want to take courses at other institutions while enrolled at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities?
First, check to ensure your desired course will transfer to the University of Minnesota (see How do I know if a transfer course will fulfill a degree requirement? below for links to the transfer equivalency information). Then, contact your college or departmental academic advisor to discuss your plans, and make sure the course(s) you select is appropriate for your plans. Next, contact One Stop to discuss what impact, if any, taking a course elsewhere may have on your financial aid.
Additionally, you are responsible for getting the transcripts from the institution(s) where you take course(s) sent to the University of Minnesota. The Office of Admissions handles course transfer application to your record; please contact their office if you have questions regarding sending your transcript(s).
How do I know if a transfer course will fulfill a degree requirement?
You are responsible for ensuring that courses you take outside of the University will satisfy degree requirements. By following the steps listed under What should I do if I want to take courses at other institutions while enrolled at the UMN-Twin Cities, you will able to make a fully informed decision about the courses you intend to take.
The following resources are available to help you find courses that will satisfy University of Minnesota requirements:
- CSE Technical Course Equivalencies
- Transferology (may contradict some of CSE technical transfer tables; contact your college academic advisor if you have questions)
- Liberal Education Transfer Guides
More information can be found on the CSE Academic Advising FAQ page.
I have forms I need my advisor to sign. What do I do?
|Form||What action should I take?||Where should I bring it?|
|OPT: Optional Practical Training Form for international students||Obtain paperwork packet online or at the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office||CSE Academic Advising Office (Lind Hall, Suite 105)|
|CPT: Curricular Practical Training Form for International Students||Obtain paperwork packet online or at the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office||The department where credit will be awarded|
|Academic Planning For Study Abroad Form||See Instructions section on form||If you plan to fill a technical requirement: Director of Undergraduate Studies in your department
CSE Academic Advising Office (Lind Hall, Suite 105)
|ROTC Academic Plan Form
This form is required for students in an ROTC program; you will obtain this form from your primary ROTC contact
|Bring paper form to CSE Academic Advising Office (Lind Hall, Suite 105); you will be asked to leave it for your college academic advisor. If you need to consult with your advisor before submitting the form, contact the advising front desk or your advisor to set up an appointment||CSE Academic Advising Office (Lind Hall, Suite 105)|
|Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal (SAP) Form||See To file an appeal section on form||CSE Academic Advising Office (Lind Hall, Suite 105)
One Stop Student Services
|13-Credit Exemption Request Form
Credit Exemption Request Policy
|Review policy, and submit request online||Online|
|Request for Special Exam Form||Requests can begin with consultation from your college academic advisor; however, all decisions regarding a special examination are handled by the department offering the course
Review form for detailed instructions
|The academic department or unit offering the course or subject for which the student is seeking examination|
|Leave of Absence (LOA) Form||You must contact your college academic advisor to discuss whether a Leave of Absence is appropriate for your situation. If your situation warrants an LOA, your advisor will provide you with the LOA form and discuss your future program planning with you.
Follow the steps on the Leave of Absence checklist (see Apply for LOA - undergraduate students)
|CSE Academic Advising Office (Lind Hall, Suite 105)|
|APAS Correction Form
Use if you require any course substitutions, technical, or department elective adjustments made to your APAS; for major-related corrections only
|See Student Directions on form||Department/ faculty advisor or your Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUGS)
CSE Academic Advising Office (Lind Hall, Suite 105)
|Application for Readmission Form
All undergraduates who are returning to the University following a time away from the U of M
|See instructions for your situation at the top of the form||CSE Academic Advising Office (Lind Hall, Suite 105)|
|Application for Undergraduate Change of College Form
Changing a Major Guide
|See One Stop Student Services Change Your Major, Minor, College, or Campus webpage for instructions
Complete the form
|Re-Evaluation of Transfer Credits Guide||Review the Transfer Course Petition Guide
Review the Transfer Course Petition Instructions
Complete and submit the Transfer Course Petition Form according to instructions on the form
|University of Minnesota Office of Admissions|
|Class Time Conflict Form
Class Time Conflict Policy
If you are unable to register for a class due to class times conflicting with each other
|Bring form to both instructors to gain approval||One Stop Student Services|
How do I obtain a professional license?
Contact the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design about the Engineer in Training and Professional Engineer Exams.
Board of AELSLAGID
85 East 7th Place, Suite 160
St. Paul, MN 55101