Advising and course selection for Summer and Fall 2024 begins March 18 for ECE faculty advisors (Freshmen and transfer student advising may begin earlier). Online registration opens on Monday, March 25. Your registration eligibility date is based on earned credits and class standing.

Pre-registration for ALL ECE students must be completed by Friday, April 12, 2024.  Act now!

Who Is My Advisor?

The advisor for incoming freshmen and transfer students is

Shelli Spannring
614 Cobleigh Hall
(406) 994-2594
Shelli Spannring's scheduling link:

NOTE that if you have been placed into the introductory math level (M 063, M 090 or M121Q), your advisor is:

Katie Gahagan 
Katie Gahagan’s scheduling link: 

Continuing students who don't know who is your advisor? See the list on the Advisors bulletin board across from the ECE main office, 610 Cobleigh Hall.

ECE Advising Procedure

The ECE Department will be following the same advising procedure as in previous semesters. You will need to communicate with your advisor and schedule an individual appointment. Some advisors will have appointment time blocks posted outside their offices where you can sign up for the time that fits your schedule, while other advisors will use navMSU or regular email to make appointments.

Don't know who is your advisor? Again, see the list on the Advisors bulletin board across from the ECE main office, 610 Cobleigh Hall, or look in DegreeWorks.


  • The list of courses you are currently taking this semester (Spring 2024).
  • The tentative list of courses you plan to take next semester (Summer 2024 and Fall 2024).
  • The estimated semester in which you expect to graduate.

At the end of your advising session, your advisor will notify the ECE Department office, and you will then receive a DocuSign advisor evaluation form via email for you to complete electronically. Once you have completed that electronic form, you will be sent your Advisor PIN to equip you for online course registration.

Fall 2024 Updates and Information

  • MSU Summer 2024, the ECE Department is planning to offer several online undergraduate classes in the 12-week (May 13-Aug 2) period:
    • EELE 261 Intro to Logic Circuits (4 cr)
    • EELE 291 Special Topics -- Printed Circuit Board Design (1 cr)
    • EELE 367 Logic Design (4 cr)
    • EELE 371 Microprocessor HW and SW Systems (4 cr)
  • ECE Fall 2024 alternate year or annual electives include:
    • EELE 407 Introduction to Microfabrication
    • EELE 417/517 Acoustics and Audio Engineering
    • EELE 422 Introduction to Modern Control
    • EELE 447 Mobile Wireless Communications
    • EELE 455/555 Alternative Energy Power Generation
    • EELE 482 Electro-Optical Systems
    • EELE 526 Sequential State Estimation
    • EELE 538 Advanced Topics in Electromagnetics and Optics
    • EELE 578 Speech Signal Processing
    • EELE 583 Remote Sensing Systems
  • EE students need to take 9 credits of EELE Professional Electives. Some EE students end up taking two 4-credit elective classes totaling 8 credits and just need one more credit to fulfill the 9 EELE elective credit requirement.  If this is your situation, you might be interested in taking a 1-credit EELE course. The options include Independent Study (EELE 492), Undergraduate Research (EELE 490), or Internship (EELE 498).  These special courses require individual arrangements, so see your advisor.  Another option is the 1-credit Multidisciplinary Seminars (EELE 394) course, which requires you to attend 12 campus seminars on your own during the semester. Or you can, of course, take a 3 or 4 credit EELE class. See your advisor if you have questions.

General Undergraduate Program Information

Important forms from the Office of the Registrar

  • After the add/drop period using MyInfo, students follow the campus add/drop procedure.
  • Changing a Major, adding a Minor or Second Major, etc., is done using the online Curriculum & Catalog Changes form. These changes are now processed online through DocuSign.

Special Notes

  1. If you plan to graduate in Fall 2024, you should already have completed the Application for Baccalaureate Degree. If you have NOT done so, you are LATE, so please see your advisor immediately and get the application process completed!
  2. The application for Spring 2025 graduation will be taken care of early in the fall semester, with a deadline of October 1, 2024. Using DegreeWorks, create a "Plan" showing the courses you will need to complete your degree, and let your advisor know that you are nearing your graduation semester, then remember to see your advisor in September to finalize the degree application process. Refer to the 5-step BS Degree Application Instructions.
  3. Please be aware that if you plan to graduate Spring 2025, you are required to take the FE Exam before you graduate. You may take the FE Exam either the semester of graduation or the semester prior to graduation, but keep in mind that the FE Exam requires advance registration. You ALSO must be registered for EGEN 488 (zero credit placeholder) the semester you plan to take the FE Exam. The format of the exam is electronic using the MSU Testing Center. You must make your own exam appointment individually through the MSU Testing Center.

NOTE: If you are graduating in December 2024 and did not take the FE exam already, you must take the exam in the fall of 2024.  If you are graduating in Spring 2025, you may take the exam in Fall 2024 or wait until Spring 2025 to take the exam. You must take the exam no more than one semester prior to the semester you will graduate; therefore, if you plan to graduate in Fall 2025 or later, the Fall 2024 exam opportunity does NOT apply to you.

Fall 2024 FE Exam: Registration for the Fall semester FE exam period (computer-based, six hour duration) is open year-round. Go to the website, create a user account, and then select your desired exam site location and available appointment dates. Appointments will be made available in two-month windows (Jan-Feb, Apr-May, Jul-Aug, Oct-Nov), so Fall 2024 graduates need to schedule their exam appointment in the Apr-May. Jul-Aug, or Oct-Nov windows. If the available appointment dates do not match your availability, you may consider taking the exam at another testing center (e.g., Helena, Billings, or Missoula). The exam fee is approximately $200.

You will not be able to graduate if you do not follow the proper FE and EGEN 488 procedures. Don't let this happen to you!!

Questions: ECE Department, 610 Cobleigh Hall, 994-2505. Office hours: 8AM-noon and 1PM-5PM.