Academic Information


FIRST (FALL) SEMESTER SCHEDULE

Your fall semester schedule will be created based on the curriculum you choose to pursue. The links below will provide a list of first semester courses by major.

Engineering and Science - click here
Technology Management - click here
College of Arts and Letters
The first semester schedule for students majoring in Music and Technology, Visual Arts and Technology or any other humanities discipline will be done on a case by case basis upon consultation with the program director.

You fall course schedule will be available mid August and can be viewed via "Student Web Self Service on myStevens. Once you've logged in using your Stevens credentials, click on the "Student/Faculty Web Self Services" icon under 'Campus Services". Student Web Self Services" is a site that gives you access to a variety of adminstrative information. If you have trouble logging in, please contact the IT Help Desk at 201- 216-5500. Click here to view the Fall 2015 Academic Calendar.

ACADEMIC CATALOG

The academic catalog is your guide to degree programs, course descriptions and policies & procedure for your entering year. A semester by semester outline of courses (called a study plan) can be found for all majors offered within the four schools of study at Stevens. Click here to view the most recent Academic Catalog.

FIRST YEAR HUMANITIES COURSES

All students entering Fall 2015 are required to complete CAL103, Writing and Communications, and CAL105, Knowledge, Nature, Culture. One of these courses will appear on your fall schedule. The other should be taken during Spring 2016. Click here to read more about these courses.

MATH ASSESSMENT

All undergraduate students majoring in Engineering, Science, Computer Science & Quantitative Finance must take the Math Assessment Test. Information regarding the test dates and other details will be sent out to students in June via email. Please visit the information/FAQ page for additional info. 

FACULTY ADVISOR  

As part of our Freshman Advising System, every entering student is assigned a faculty advisor for their major.  After August 4, you can find the name and contact information for your advisor by logging in to myStevens. Once there click on the Student/Faculty Web Self Services icon under Campus Services. Then click on Student and Financial Aid, hover over Student Records, and click on the Advisor link. The first group meeting with your academic faculty advisor is scheduled for TBD. You will meet with your advisor individually on TBD. Your specific meeting time will be shared with you closer to the date. These events will be part of your Freshman Orientation schedule.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

AP scores will be evaluated when received from the College Board in early July. Students will receive communication from the Office of Undergraduate Academics regarding their scores and the courses for which they will receive credit.  If credit is given for a first semester course, the Registrar's Office will move the student on to the next level of that course.  If the student prefers to repeat that course (as a refresher or to help her/his GPA), the student should notify Joel Todd, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Academics in order to get her/his schedule modified.  If credit is received for a course that is taken after the first semester, the student should discuss future semester scheduling with her/his faculty advisor. Click here to view the list of courses for which you may receive credit if you earned a 4 or a 5 on the AP exam.

*If a student earned a score of 4 or 5 on one or more AP exams and does not receive notification from the Office of Undergraduate Academics by August 3, 2015, please contact Joel Todd.”

 

TRANSFERRING CREDITS FOR COLLEGE LEVEL COURSES TAKEN WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL

Students who have taken courses deemed "college level" by their high school, or for which they have received credit at a particular college may be considered for transfer credit. Click here for more information or contact your Admissions Counselor or Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

ACADEMIC POLICIES and PROCEDURES

Academic policies and procedures is where students can find information on how to handle common academic tasks like adding courses, withdrawing from classes, transferring courses, changing majors, reapeating a course, etc. To view the current list of policies & procedures, click here.

ASC TUTORING PROGRAM

Tutorial help is available at no charge through the Academic Support Center. Students may request a tutor via the ASC website. ASC Walk-In Tutoring Center located in Library 306 offers help on a walk-in basis. ASC Tutoring is offered for technical courses only.

WRITING & COMMUNICATION CENTER

For help with writing assignments & Humanities courses, please visit the Writing & Communication Center located in Morton 210.

Samuel C. Williams LIBRARY

During each fall & spring semester, the library offers workshops that cover topics including: 
•using the library's databases and resources for research
•how to submit a thesis or dissertation 
•database demonstrations 
•journal analytics and citation searching 
•company research for job seeking

 

10 THINGS EVERY STEVENS FRESHMAN SHOULD KNOW*

1. Always go to class, even if attendance is not mandatory. Often professors cover material that is not in the textbook & part of the grade may be based on class participation.

2. Use some type of an organizer like Google Calendar to keep track of your schedule and plan when you will study each week.

3. All professors and TA's have office hours. When in doubt about a class, ask for help, don't be shy!

4. Use all that the library has to offer: walk-in tutoring, help with research, quiet study space.

5. Work hard freshman year and do well in intro level courses.

6. Your peer mentor, advisors, facutly, undergrad academic deans and upperclassmen are all here to help. Don't be afraid to email or visit them.

7. Get involved in clubs, they are a great way to meet people.

8. Most classes have exam archives, make sure you use them!

9. Tutoring is FREE - take advantage of one-on-one tutoring and the Walk-In Tutoring Center in the library.

10. Study hard. You might not have in high school, but that won't work at Stevens!

*compiled from a list provided by peer mentors. 

FALL CLASSES BEGIN 
MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015