Special / Visiting / Exchange Students Advising Session McGill Engineering Student Centre (MESC) Student Affairs Office Career Centre Peer Tutoring Services January 5, 2015 Presented by: Christin Blohm-Pape, Student Advisor Melissa Kinney, Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator McGill Engineering Student Centre Student Affairs Advising Career Centre Advising Academic Advising: Drop-in daily between 10:00am to 12:00pm Appointments: 2:00pm to 4:00pm daily For appointments: 514-398-7257 or book in person Visit: www.mcgill.ca/engineering/ Internship, CV Review, Career Advising: Drop-in daily between 10:00am to 11:00am and 3:00pm to 4:00pm For appointments: 514-398-8100 or book in person Visit: www.mcgill.ca/careers4engineers Course Registration • MINERVA (McGill’s course registration system) • MINERVA recognizes only McGill prerequisite courses • Registration by the MESC once Exchange Course Authorization forms with approvals are submitted. • 600 and 700 level course require approval from GPSO (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office) • (approval form available from SAO) The following courses, among others, are not open to exchange students – unless special permission is granted: • courses offered by some professional faculties • research project courses • thesis courses • special topics courses • design courses Course Registration • Exchange students are expected to follow only courses within the Faculty of Engineering • Only with approval of the two Faculties will Exchange students be permitted to take one course outside the Faculty of Engineering • All students must obtain approval from their Home Institution advisor prior to registering or making course changes • Advisors are available within MESC to provide guidance • Students are responsible for the completeness and correctness of course selection • Exchange students are required to observe all regulations and deadlines within the Faculty • Course change deadline (January 20, 2015); no courses may be added after this date Course Registration Process Many courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering will require McGill prerequisites. Therefore, for all courses for which a prerequisite is required, students must: A. Obtain approval from Home Institution advisor; approval may be granted via email. Using the Request for Course Authorization form enclosed in your package, indicate the required information and attach email approval for each course. This form must be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org. OR B. Obtain a signature approval from each individual professor who is responsible for the course offering. Using the Request for Course Authorization form enclosed in your package, request that each instructor sign the form granting approval to register. Return form to the McGill Engineering Student Centre (MESC), Adams Building, Room 22. Documents Required for Course Approval • Please be prepared to provide a copy of your transcript. • Transcripts must reflect grades obtained in each individual course. • Course descriptions must be available when meeting to discuss course approval. • Number of hours of contact per course must be available for each course. Request for Course Authorization Form • Complete the form by listing all lectures, labs and/or tutorials for each individual course. • Return completed form to Melissa Kinney, Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator, MESC, Frank Dawson Adams Bldg., Room 22. • Please see the following example which was copied directly from MINERVA for assistance with completing the form. • (CRN = 12678, Subject = MIME, Course # = 513, Section = 001 etc.): ID Cards & Health Insurance Identification Cards & International Health Insurance Cards Service Point, McLennan Library Building • Monday to Friday: 10am - 4pm Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm • McLennan Library Building (street level) 3415 McTavish Street (corner Sherbrooke) Bring: McGill Acceptance Letter & Passport For more information about McGill’s Compulsory Health Insurance Plan: Brown Student Services Building 3600 McTavish Street , Room 4400 west wing Buddy Program Office of International Student Services Brown Student Services Building 3600 McTavish Street, Suite 4400 Facilitating Student Integration Each year, approximately 600 international students are matched with returning student volunteers [international and non-international]. Our Buddies, through this program, can significantly facilitate a new international student’s integration into the McGill and Montreal communities. By the same token, a Buddy volunteer will also be extended the opportunity to interact with students from various cultural backgrounds, and very likely, be rewarded with the possibility of making new friends! Research & Graduate Education in Engineering Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) Open to all exchange students who will be around in summer 2015 (MayAugust) 4-month paid assistantships Approximately 120 awards/yr Applications invited in February Talk to a professor in your area of interest SURE International www.mcgill.ca/engineering/sure/ Questions?