Students must meet University, College and Departmental requirements for graduation. Below are important College of Engineering rules and procedures.
Contact: Paul Castleberry
Academic Warning, Probation & Dismissal
Policy Description (PDF)
Foreign Language Requirement
Direct from high school students first enrolled at ISU Fall 2009 or after and transfer students first enrolled Fall 2013 or after must meet the College of Engineering foreign language requirement. The College of Engineering requires two years of a single world language in high school or two semesters of college credit in a single world language. The World Language Petition document provides further information regarding meeting this requirement.
World Language Petition (PDF)
Academic Standards Resources
Any student who has been academically dismissed from the university and wants to return to a major within the College of Engineering needs to complete the Reinstatement paperwork process. Typically, students will need to wait one academic semester (for 1st dismissal) or two academic semesters (for 2 or more dismissals) before petitioning to be reinstated in accordance with the university reinstatement policy found under “Reinstatement” in the online university catalog. Students with an extenuating circumstance who request an exception to this wait-time should submit the reinstatement paperwork as soon as possible. No petitions will be considered after the absolute deadline which is the Friday before classes start for the semester.
Students requesting reinstatement into the College of Engineering should contact an academic adviser in the college and the major that they wish to obtain their degree in and submit documentation materials by the deadline.
Activity Report (DOC)
Program of Study (POS) (PDF)
Students requesting an exception to university academic rules (ex. late class drop, retro-active withdrawal) should contact their academic adviser and submit documentation materials by the same deadlines listed for reinstatement. For time sensitive decisions, materials can be submitted at anytime. Any student who has been academically dismissed must complete the Reinstatement paperwork even if requesting a retroactive withdrawal or drop.
The University Catalog provides students with an appeal process for academic grievances, including grade changes. This appeal process can be found at the following link.
Letters of appeal related to decisions made by the College of Engineering Academic Standards Committee should be addressed to: 2620 Howe Hall, Ames, IA 50011, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 515-294-8355, or Fax: 515-294-8993. Students should work with their academic adviser on the appeal.
The steps in the appeal process can be found at the following university catalog link under the section ‘Student Appeal’ http://catalog.iastate.edu/academiclife/reinstatementrenewal/.