Frequently Asked Questions 

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Holds

Advising Hold

In order to remove the Advising Hold on your account, students must meet with an academic advisor from the LCOE Advising Center to create a MyDegreePlan. Please email us at lcoeadvsingcenter@csufresno.edu to schedule an appointment.

1st Semester Transfer Advising Hold & 2nd Semester Advising Hold

In order to remove the 1st Semester Transfer Advising Hold, you must meet with your assigned major advisor. You can find your assigned advisor listed on your student center on the right side under the “Advisor” section. If you have more than one person listed, you can click on the details link right below their names to identify which is your advisor from your major department. If you do not have a major advisor assigned, please contact your major department and request to have someone assigned. The LCOE Advising Center does not remove these holds.

Academic Probation Registration Hold

As students under the Lyles College of Engineering, you are required to attend a mandatory Academic Success Workshop in order to have the Academic Probation Registration Hold lifted. This hold will prevent you from registering for the following term. When the dates and times of these workshops are confirmed, you will receive an email (your Fresno State email)  with all information needed. For further questions, please contact the LCOE Advising Center.

Mandatory Advising 1 & 2

The Mandatory Advising Holds are placed to remind you to meet with your major advisor and assure you are on track for graduation. Mandatory Advising 1 requires you meet with an advisor once you have completed 60 units. Mandatory Advising 2 requires you meet with an advisor upon completing 75 units, and blocks registration until you have met with your advisor. The LCOE Advising Center does not remove these holds.

Does meeting with an Academic Advisor in the LCOE Advising Center clear major advising holds? 

No, major advising must be completed with faculty advisors from your major department. 

How do I know who my major advisor is?

All students in the Lyles College of Engineering are assigned a major advisor from their major department. You can find them listed on your student center under the “Advisor” section. If you do not have anyone assigned, please contact your major department office and ask to be assigned a major advisor. Major advising is required at least once per year.

Math 75

How can I be eligible to register for Math 75: Calculus?

In order to enroll into MATH 75 (Calculus I) at Fresno State, a student must take the ALEKS PPL and place into the course. A student’s score on the placement exam will determine which course they are recommended to enroll in.

If a student has passed Calculus AB, they may register for the following course: MATH 76. If a student took Calculus AB in high school and passed the course with an A or B, they may be eligible to enroll in MATH 75 with permission from the math department (if they did not pass the Exam).

For detailed information about the ALEKS PPL and Calculus Placement please visit: Calculus Readiness Test.

If you have additional questions/concerns, please contact the LCOE Advising Center.

Block Scheduling

I am a First Time Freshman and noticed I am already enrolled in some courses, why is this?

Students in the Lyles College of Engineering are participating in First Time Freshmen Block Schedules. This will guarantee you are taking classes required for your major and help you connect with others in similar majors.

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Can I take courses at a community college and transfer the credit to Fresno State?

Yes! A useful resource in identifying equivalent courses that transfer to Yes! A useful resource in identifying equivalent courses that transfer to Fresno State from community colleges is Assist.org. For further assistance, please schedule an appointment with the LCOE Advising Center to discuss your options and assure the courses you plan to take will count toward your degree.

Third Attempt Form

I plan on taking a course for a third time, but it does not let me enroll into it. What do I need to do?

In order to take a course for a third time at Fresno State, you must receive approval from your major department and complete the Third Attempt Form. Once reviewed, approved, and signed by your major department chair, it can be turned into the University Registrar’s Office.

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What is a Degree Progress Report (DPR) and how do I access it?

A Degree Progress Report (DPR) is a summary of a student’s progress on their degree, noting all courses completed both at Fresno State and transferred. It summarizes what courses apply to which required section in order to assure all graduation requirements are/will be met. You can access your DPR through your student center. Under “My Academic Records and Registration”  you will find a list of hyperlinks, one which is “Degree Progress Report.” This will take you to your DPR. Click here for more information on how to view your Degree Progress Report.

Also see: How to Request a DPR How Your DPR Looks 

If you need help to understand your DPR and how to read it, we are more than happy to help you. Schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor at the LCOE Advising Center.

How do I create a My Degree Plan?

You can create a My Degree Plan online through your student center. You can cross reference your DPR and make sure all degree requirements are planned for! Be sure to review your major roadmap and prerequisites as you create a plan. For further assistance and reviewing of your plan, schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor at LCOE Advising Center. 

How can I check my grades?

You can find your final semester grades posted in your student center under “My Academic Records and Registration” → “My Grades” link on the left-hand side. Here you can check final grades for each semester individually. You can also see a summary of all final grades on your transcript through the “My Transcripts” link right below the grade's link.

Change of Major

How can I switch into an engineering major?

In order to switch into a major in the college of engineering, you must have completed a specific set of courses and maintained a certain GPA. Each major may vary, and it is advised you meet with an advisor to discuss these requirements. Once courses and requirements are completed, the next step will be to meet with the major department chair in order to obtain approval into the major and have them sign the Change of Major Form. Once the form has been completed and signed with approval, turn it into the University Registrar’s Office in order for it to be processed.

To discuss your interest and required courses, please schedule an appointment with the LCOE Advising Center: Schedule an Appointment.

How do I switch out of engineering into a different major?

If you are interested in switching out of the engineering major, you do not need approval from our office to switch out of the major. If you are unsure about what major you want to be in and want to further explore your options, you can switch to being “Undeclared” through the University Advising Center.  For further career and major exploration, you can also schedule an appointment with the Career Development Center.

If you have already decided on what major you want to switch into, you can schedule an appointment with the respective college advising center to discuss the change of major, and review prerequisites (if any). Visit the Major College Advising Centers websites for more information on scheduling an appointment with them! 

Graduation

When are the deadlines to apply for Graduation?

For information regarding deadlines for graduation, you can visit the University Registrar’s Office website. 

Academic Probation  

What is Probation?

A student is placed on Academic Probation if their campus and/or total GPA falls below a 2.0. Based on a student’s amount of units completed.

A student is on Probation: Disqualification Range if their GPA is below a 2.0 and in the disqualification range as presented in the student level chart. Students must bring GPA above the disqualification range the following semester in order to continue at Fresno State.

A student will remain on probation until their campus and cumulative GPA are both a 2.0 or higher.

For more information: Academic Probation and Disqualificationor contact the LCOE Advising Center.

What does it mean to be Readmitted on Probation?

A student who has been academically disqualified from Fresno State previously, has reapplied and has been admitted again will remain on probation until they no longer have a campus and cumulative GPA below a 2.0. Students who are readmitted on probation must earn a 2.5 GPA each term in order to continue into the following semester. 

For more information: Academic Probation and Disqualificationor contact the LCOE Advising Center.