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Undergrad Student Update

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Congratulations on making it this far! Although college life is radically different from what it was a year ago, we’ve all made it through six weeks of what might be the most challenging semester ever. With that in mind, you’ll find this issue packed with resources to help you be well so that you can do well.

– Jenn Ambrose, ECE Department Manager

Advising = Student Success

Kristina Martin

Spring enrollment will open soon which makes this a great time to check in with your advisor.  Don’t wait!  Take a look at our spring course list and then book an appointment with the ECE Programs Manager and Undergraduate Advisor Kristina Martin.

Tools for Students

When times are stressful, even little things can feel overwhelming.  Here are some resources that can help you focus on the basics.

Other Great Resources

Help Paying for School

The 2021-2022 FAFSA form will be available on October 1, 2020 at 1 a.m. Eastern time

A  lot has changed thanks to #coronavirus but at least one thing is the same:  Students can fill out the FAFSA starting October 1st!

Even if you have an assistantship, stipends don’t always cover everything.  There are a number of scholarships available to students in electrical and computer engineering programs. Check out this list of funding opportunities!

What to do if You Feel Unwell

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Use the LiveSafe mobile app to complete a daily health check by answering questions about COVID symptoms and exposures. After completing the screening, you’ll receive real-time feedback indicating whether you are approved to attend class or work on campus. If you have symptoms suggestive of COVID, you will be directed to remain at home and a member of our Public Health office will reach out to you to help with next steps.

Academic Deadlines & Other Important Dates

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The Academic Calendar contains important university dates and deadlines. Add it to your own calendar by clicking the +GoogleCalendar icon in the bottom right of the calendar window.

Past Due for December 2020 Graduation

The deadline to apply for graduation has passed.  Students may still apply for graduation on myBoiseState. Late applications will be accepted with a late fee.

Other Important Dates for Fall Semester

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October 1Merit-based Graduate Gem Scholarship Application deadline for awards to start Spring 2021.

October 30 | Last day to drop a course or completely withdraw from the semester. You’ll earn a W for a dropped course and a CW for complete withdraw. No refunds will be issued.

November 9: Last day to submit your Application for Admission to Candidacy form to the Graduate College for graduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in May 2021.

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November 23-27:  Thanksgiving Break!

Note that nearly all in-person classes will transition to remote learning after Thanksgiving. In an effort to facilitate travel for the Thanksgiving holiday and reduce the risk of a spike in post-Thanksgiving infections, nearly all in-person instruction will end on the last class day prior to Thanksgiving break. Following Thanksgiving break, classes will be conducted remotely for the final two weeks of instruction; finals will also be remote, with limited exceptions. Computer labs and Albertsons Library will remain available for student use, and university offices will continue to provide in-person and/or remote services to students after the Thanksgiving break.