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Office of Academic Affairs- Undergraduate Studies


Undergraduate Studies in the Office of Academic Affairs  maintains academic standards by interpreting and enforcing the school’s rules, regulations and procedures. Other responsibilities of the office include graduation certification; coordinating Bulletin information; initial advising of transfer and second-degree students; and participating in curriculum articulation and joint-dual programs with other institutions.

It advises all incoming GSoE students and helps them navigate the City College campus and Grove’s academic curriculum to ensure a successful transition to college life and eventual graduation. To enhance students’ college experience, Undergraduate Studies has a vibrant slate of student programming including academic, professional and leadership development initiatives.

It conducts orientation for new undergraduate entrants to the Grove School and facilitates workshops on effective study habits and academic expectations. Counselors work individually with each new undergraduate student, providing guidance and support and they assist Grove’s lower-division students with their course selection, registration, and decision making on academic majors, as well as, provide Grove’s undergrads with short-term personal counseling and wellness education. It also provides assistance to Grove’s undergraduates with resume writing, interviewing strategies, and the opportunity search process.

Undergraduate Studies maintains Grove’s study facility, its Tutoring Laboratory/Center and its Learning Resource Library. It manages the academic services in the Grove School including tutoring for the undergraduate population as well as academic counseling.

Other Undergraduate Studies initiatives include overseeing the Engineering Student Council of Presidents & Leaders (co-curricular life), select student diversity affairs, and specialized undergraduate recruitment initiatives.  Undergraduate Studies also supports the needs of the Diversity in Engineering Advisory Board (DEAB), which provides guidance on student professional development.

Undergraduate Studies also works with faculty and staff in GSoE to conduct seminars and workshops to introduce research to the student population and provide advice and consultation for student participation in research and other experiential learning,  and to help students be better prepared for graduate study. It assists students in identifying faculty mentors, projects, and departmental resources and .

The Office of Graduate Studies also administers all masters and Ph.D. pro-grams in the GSoE. Information on graduate studies is available at the Office of Academic Affairs. Undergraduates who are interested in taking graduate courses must obtain prior approval. Contact Undergraduate Studies (room ST-209; 212-650-8020) for more details.