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.

After August 8, you may view your specific Fall course schedule 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 difficulty accessing your schedule or need help to confirm your Stevens credentials, please contact the IT Help Desk at 201- 216-5500. Click here to view the Fall 2014 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 2014 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 2015. Click here to read more about these courses.

MATH ASSESSMENT

All undergraduate students in the Engineering, Science & Quantitative Finance Curricula must take the Math Assessment Test. For more information, please send an email to mathtest@stevens.edu

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 the morning of Thursday, August 21. On Friday, August 22, you will meet with your advisor individually. Your specific meeting time will be shared with you closer to the date. These events are part of your Freshman Orientation schedule.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

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 you received credit for a first semester course, the Registrar's Office will move you to the next level of that course.  If you prefer to repeat that course (as a refresher or to help your GPA), please notify Jenna Grogan, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Academics in order to modify your schedule. If you received credit for a course that is taken after the first semester, you do not need to do anything at this time.

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 Matthew Bardwell in the 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 25, 2014