Information for Seniors

Making Plans For Graduation?

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Plan ahead: Always maintain an updated Program of Study in your Department. Early in your senior year review your transcript or DARS Audit Report with your advisor and be fully aware of all of the requirements for your program of study work with your academic advisor to identify and resolve problems such as incorrectly transferred courses, incomplete grades and non-applicable electives. Prior to registering for your final semester, make an appointment with your academic advisor for a graduation check. Incompletes received in your final term will prevent you from graduating. Make arrangements for an Exit Interview with your department chair if appropriate, and complete the departmental and university Exit Surveys.

Filling out your Degree Application: Apply for graduation by the published deadline. Deadlines occur the semester ahead of your semester of graduation. Undergraduate Degree Application forms and information are available at the Office of the Registrar if you are an undergraduate student. Graduate Degree Application forms and information are available from the Graduate School. Failure to file for a degree will prevent you from graduating even if you have satisfied all other graduation requirements.


Honors Students

If you have a departmental honors project, complete the project and evaluation. Check with your academic advisor for specific requirements. Complete the Fulfillment of Departmental Honors Requirements form.


Graduate School Admission

Students seeking graduate admission must apply to Wright State University Graduate School before they may register for graduate credit. Applications for admission and all supporting credentials should be received at least six weeks before registration for the semester in which the student wishes to begin graduate study.


Career Employment

Students seeking employment should check-in with the Brandeberry Career Development Center for help with resumes, on-line resume posting services, and to view current employment opportunities on the Wright Search.


Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination

Detailed information about the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam can be found on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) website.

Eligibility

Candidates are eligible to take the FE exam in Ohio during their final semester of enrollment in an approved engineering curriculum (ABET approved).

Registering for the FE Exam

Registration for the exams is currently open through NCEES. The FE Exam fee is $225. Additional fees will be required to register with the Ohio state licensing board upon passing the FE Exam.

The exams are offered in four two-month testing windows with exams available in January-February, April-May, July-August and October-November. Candidates will be permitted to take the FE exam one time during each testing window, limited to three times in a 12-month period.

NCEES will administer the FE exam exclusively via computer at Pearson VUE Testing Center Locations:

  • 4770 Duke Drive, Mason, OH 45040
  • 3033 Kettering Boulevard, Moraine, OH 45439
  • 700 Taylor Road, Suite 180, Gahanna, OH 43230
  • 355 E. Campus View Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235
Create an Account with NCEES

Register and schedule your appointment through your My NCEES account.

  • First select your exam location, then exam date
  • If you are not happy with the choices, you can browse through the available dates at another NCEES-approved testing center.
  • Choose EAC – not ETAC

Online Handbooks, Reference Guides, and Study Materials

The FE and FS exam appointments will be six hours in length, which include a tutorial, a break, the exam, and a brief survey at the conclusion of the exam. Examinees will have 5 hours and 20 minutes to complete the actual exam.

CECS FE Refresher Course

Engineering Fundamentals - EGR 4980 is offered during Spring Semester only and is normally scheduled to meet on Mondays from 12:20-2:10 p.m.. An online section is available spring semester also (section 90).


Update Your Contact Information

Verify your correct mailing address and other contact information using WINGS Express. Your diploma will be mailed to the address provided to the Registrar's Office approximately 6-8 weeks after graduation. Your academic advisor, department chair or college may have other information or invitations of opportunity to send you in the months or even years after you graduate. Keep your address current so we can reach you with news!


Order of the Engineer Ceremony

Graduating students are cordially invited to take part in the Order of The Engineer Steel Ring Ceremony. The Order of the Engineer, Inc. is a symbolic organization that seeks to promote professionalism among engineers and graduates of accredited engineering college programs. The Order is the roster of engineers in the United States who have who have publicly accepted the "Obligation of an Engineer" while participating in an Engineers' Ring Ceremony.


Participate in Commencement

Students wishing to participate in Commencement should use the electronic registration form in WINGS Express for participation in the Commencement Ceremony. The Commencement Ceremony is held at the E. J. Nutter Center and is hosted by Wright State'€™s Office of Event Services, 186 Student Union, (937) 775-5512.


Consider Joining the Alumni Association

The College truly values its CECS Alumni and we want to stay in contact! Membership benefits include membership to the CECS Alumni constituency society, discounts on Alumni Association events.