Computer Science and Engineering

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What email address can I use for DreamSpark?

    You can only use your Wright State University email address (wright.edu) for DreamSpark. 

    • The account is only active during the semester you are enrolled in CS/CEG courses.
    • These accounts will be generated within the first week of classes.
    • They automatically exprire the last day of finals week each semester.
  • What if the course is Closed?

    Register for the Waiting List for the class you are interested in.

    If there is not a waiting list for the class, call the department at 937-775-5131 to let us know.

  • How do I register for classes if I'm a Pre or Minor Student?

    Plan your Schdule

    There are two ways to plan you schedule in WINGS Express

    1. Registration & Records - Add/Drop Classes > Select Term; choose classes
    2. Registration & Records > Schedule Planner; choose classes

    Fill out the Request for Registration Form you can pick this up in the department office or fill it out online. The online form is under Forms and Documents. It can take up to 2 business days to process these forms.

    You will need the following information for the form

    CRN# (80227) - Subject (MTH, CS, CEG, ENG) - Course # (1181, 2350) - Section # ( 01, 05)

    Remember to:

    • Include any labs or recitations that are needed
    • Use your Model program to help plan out your semesters.
    • Sign into WINGS Express and Complete your registration once your PIN is removed
    • Use the CRN to register for classes under Add/Drop Classes on WINGS Express
  • Why do I have a PIN?

    You will have a PIN on your account until you have completed the admission requirements to become a full major in the department.  These requirements are: 

    • Completion of 24 or more semester hours of college level work
    • 2.25 cumulative GPA at WSU in all academic work
    • C or higher in: ENG1100 (or any WSU Core First-Year Writing Course)
    • C or higher in CS1180 and C or higher in CS1181 and (MTH2570 or CS2200)
  • What does Admit mean?

    This is a student that has completed all the admission requirements to be admited into the department.  

    This includes IECS, Pre, and Direct admit students.  

    Admission requirements are:

    • Completion of 24 or more semester hours of college level work
    • 2.25 cumulative GPA at WSU in all academic work
    • C or higher in ENG1100 (or any WSU Core First-Year Writing Course)
    • C or higher in CS1180 
    • C or higher in CS1181
    • C or higher in MTH2570 or CS2200 
  • What does Pre Admit mean?

    This is an IECS student who has completed the requirements to be admitted to the department. They will be advised by the department, however will also have a PIN on their account until they have had an admit appointment with a department advisor. 

  • What is Direct Admit?

    This is a student admited directly from High School who meets the following criteria:

    • High school GPA greater than or equal to 3.25
    • ACT score greater than or equal to 25, or a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score greater than 1160 

    They are advised by the department and are technicly pre students until they meet the admission requirement. They can then meet with an advisor and be admitted into their chosen program.  

    Admission requirements are:

    • Completion of 24 or more semester hours of college level work
    • 2.25 cumulative GPA at WSU in all academic work
    • C or higher in ENG1100 (or any WSU Core First-Year Writing Course)
    • C or higher in CS1180 
    • C or higher in CS1181
    • C or higher in MTH2570 or CS2200 
  • What does IECS mean?

    IECS is Intending Engineering and Computer Science. These are students that have been admitted to the College of Engineering and Computer Science.  This student is advised by College advisors in the Student Success Center (SCC) at 280 Joshi.  They must meet requirements to become a Pre-admit in the department.

     

  • Who is my Advisor?

    The advisors for the department are Karen Meyer and Wendy Chetcuti. Make an appointment with them by calling 937-775-5131 or stopping by the office at 303 Russ Engineering.

    If you are an Intending Egineering and Couputer Science student your advisor is Mary Hutcheson. Call 937-775-5272 to make an appointment.

  • Do I have to meet with an Advisor?

    Yes, you need to meet with an advisor. Your advisor will help you plan your schedule, discuss program details, internship opportunities and answer any questions you have.


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