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2014-2015 George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) new graduate student orientation information.

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  • 1. School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) 2014-2015

2. In this presentation there are five sections for you to review: 1. Introduction & Requirements 2. Items to Submit 3. Your GW Accounts 4. Academic Planning & Course Registration 5. Student Policies Then you need to pass the quiz (Available on Blackboard) If you dont successfully complete the quiz, a hold will be placed on your academic record. If you have a hold on your record, then you wont be able to register for classes in the next semester. Hold on Your Record = No Course Registration Welcome to SEAS! Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz 3. Your Module Requirements All Students Must Complete: 1. New Graduate Student Orientation Module 2. Your Department Module Computer Science (CS) Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Biomedical Engineering (BME) 3. Academic Expectations Module International Students Must Also Complete: International Module (J1 & F1) Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz 4. SEAS: School of Engineering and Applied Science GWid Your student number. Your GWid is the letter 'G' followed by an eight- digit number. Example: G12345678 GWorld Card Your student identification card. Marvin Center The student center and book store located at 800 21st Street NW Important GW Terms Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz 5. Colonial Central A one-stop-shop for student accounts, student financial assistance, and the registrar. It is located on the bottom floor of the Marvin Center. Tompkins Hall The main engineering building, located at 725 23rd Street NW SEH Science and Engineering Hall, this will be the home of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as other science departments, beginning Spring 2015. See the construction on the corner of H & 22nd or watch the live cam Important GW Terms Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz 6. Gelman The Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library is the main library located on the Foggy Bottom Campus diagonally across from the SEH on H & 22nd streets. More information about our library resources. Lerner The Learner Health and Wellness Center is located on the corner of 23rd and G. More information about the wellness center. Important GW Terms Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz 7. Do I need to submit my transcripts? Check your admission letter. It will say if you are required to submit transcripts. If yes Submit final, official transcripts for all post-secondary courses youve completed. View our official transcript policy Deadlines to submit final, official transcripts: Fall: November 1st of the year you started Spring: March 15th of the year you started Summer: July 1st of the year you started What if I dont submit my transcripts on time? Failure to submit your transcripts will result in a hold being placed on your record. Are you from China, Iran, or India? You will need to follow additional steps to submit your transcripts. Submit: Final Transcripts Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz Send transcripts to: Office of Graduate Admissions 725 23rd Street NW, Room 103 Washington, DC 20052 8. Are you under 26 years old? If you were under 26 years of age on the first day of your first semester, you are required to submit your immunization record. For your privacy, submit this form directly to Student Health Services. More information about the mandatory health immunization form (Chinese & English versions available) Submit: Immunization Form Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz Deliver your forms to by hand, by mail, or by fax (Include your GWID) to: Student Health Service Attn: Immunization Record 2141 K Street, NW Suite 501 Washington, DC 20037 Fax: 202-973-8220 Alternate Fax: 202-973-1572 9. Your GWid is your student number. This unique identifier is a G, followed by an eight-digit number. Example: G12345678 Where can I find my GWid? Your GWid is on your admissions letter and is used to access many of our online systems. GWid FAQs Your GWid Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz 10. GW uses a Google-based email system. NetID You are assigned a NetID, which is the first part of your new email address (the part of the email address thats before [email protected]) Your NetID is used to access our online systems. Get your NetID Reminder: Check your GW email account on a regular basis, because this is where all GW communication is sent. Your GW Email Account Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz 11. After you register for classes, you can get your GWorld card. This is your student ID and it gives you access to various campus resources, such as the library, the health and wellness center, and after-hours laboratories. What do I need to bring to get my GWorld card? Your photo ID Your GWid number Where do I get my GWorld card? Colonial Central, on the bottom floor of the Marvin Center, which is at 800 21st Street NW, to get your GWorld card. GWorld Card Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz Follow GWorld Card on social media. Gworld Card and @GWorldCard 12. SEAS Computing Facilities, located on the 4th floor of Tompkins Hall, provides, coordinates, and manages a comprehensive integrated set of computers, software, and network resources dedicated to engineering and computer science programs. First get your GWorld card, then visit SEAS Computing Facilities to request a SEAS account. SEAS Computing Facilities Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz 13. If you receive any grade below B you are required to review your program of study with your advisor. Masters (MS) Students: If you receive 2 grades of F OR 3 grades below B , then you will be barred from further enrollment in graduate courses, and will not be readmitted as a degree candidate. Doctoral (PhD) students: If you receive 2 grades of F OR 3 grades below B, then your graduate study will be terminated and further enrollment prohibited. Courses that you earn grades below B are not included in the total credit-hour requirement for the degree. Repeat Courses You may not repeat for credit a course where you received a grade of C or above, unless required to do so by the department Chair. Please consult the Bulletin for more details and for requirements for certificate and professional degree students. Important: SEAS Academic Requirements Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz 14. You must meet with your academic advisor and complete an individual Student Educational Plan in DegreeMAP before the end of your first semester. Details about DegreeMAP, an online advising software, will be sent to you within the first month of classes. Note: If you have missing or incomplete program plans, you will have a hold placed on your record that will prevent you from registering for classes. Academic Advising Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz 15. How do I know who my academic advisor is? Your academic advisors name and contact information can be found on your admissions letter. I have been in touch with the Advanced Degree Program Coordinator in my department. Can he or she advise me? No. The Advanced Degree Program Coordinator is there to guide you through the administrative processes of being a student and are not qualified to advise you on academic matters. Can I request to change my academic advisor? Yes. Please ask your departments Advanced Degree Program Coordinator for instructions on requesting a new advisor. How do I go about meeting with my advisor? Visit your advisor during his or her advising hours or request an appointment. Academic Advising FAQs Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz 16. Register for classes online through the GWeb Banner system How to Register for Classes (Office of the Registrar) Dont Wait! You should register for classes as soon as possible because sections fill up quickly. Know the Deadlines for Registration and Drop/Add Courses There are significant fees for late registrations and/or dropping a course after the semester starts. Check the Office of the Registrar's website carefully to avoid penalties. Contact your academic advisor or Advanced Degree Program Coordinator for specific questions about registration. Register For Classes with GWeb Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz For the most up-to-date information on registration, check your GW email and follow Colonial Central on social media. Colonial Central @ColonialCentral 17. Grading System The following grading system is used: A = Excellent B = Good C = Minimum Pass F = Fail Other grades that may be assigned are A, B+, B, C+, and C. Symbols that may appear include: CR = Credit NC = No Credit AU = Audit I = Incomplete IPG = In Progress W = Authorized Withdrawal Z = Unauthorized Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz 18. Prerequisite Courses Are Included in Your GPA Prerequisite courses (including EAP) do not count towards your degree requirements, however, the grades earned in these courses are calculated in your GPA. GPA Calculations Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz Full-Time Graduate Course Load 9 credit hours is the normal full-time course load for Graduate students 19. If you withdraw from a course before the start of the semester you will have 100% of the tuition charges cancelled. After that, the full amount of tuition will not be refunded. Learn more about the withdrawl and refund policy Withdrawal and Refund Policy Intro Submit Accounts Academics Policies Quiz If you drop a course before the end of the % Tuition Refunded 1st week of classes 90% 2nd week of classes 60% 3rd week of classes 40% 4th week of classes 25% After the 4th week None 20. As a GW student, you must be familiar with and abide by the Code of Academic Integrity. More information about the Code of Aca