Cal State L.A. is converting from quarters to semesters. Our last term on the quarter-based calendar is Spring 2016 and our first term on the semester-based calendar is Fall 2016, with Fall semester classes beginning on Monday, August 22, 2016. This page provides links to resources about semesters and the conversion process as well as about the new semester-based degree programs with ECST.
More information about semester conversion can be found on the University's Semester Conversion Website.
Planning for Semester Conversion
Students will have an option to stay on the old program (quarter program) or switch to the new program (semester program). Those switching to the new program are strongly encouraged to complete an Individualized Advisement Plan (IAP). The IAP is not mandatory, but highly recommended. Once it is approved by an advisor, the IAP provides a roadmap to facilitate graduation requirements in a timely manner. It also allows the university to improve course offerings based on what students have planned to enroll in and when.
PHASE 1: FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED 90 – 132 UNITS (STARTING May 11, 2015)
ECST Students who have completed 90-132 units, starting Monday, May 11, 2015, when logging into their GET account will notice a pop-up message indicating that they have been identified as a student who will graduate after semester conversion and urging them to see their advisor to complete an Individual Advisement Plan (IAP). Our college will start assisting students with the completion of the IAP starting the fourth week in June and all throughout the summer quarter. This will be done through major specific group advising sessions called “IAP Clinics” conducted in computer labs by faculty, staff, and peer advisors during designated dates and times. We are in the process of finalizing the schedule for the IAP Clinics, which will be emailed to you, posted on the ECST Semester Conversion page on our website (will be up early next week), and also advertised through the ECST newsletter.
The following is a schedule of the IAP Clinics starting June 2015 through Summer 2015.
IAP clinics Schedule Coming Soon...
Our college will continue to offer these sessions throughout Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016 for continuing students. Please make sure to check the website for updates.
IMPORTANT: If you have completed 90-132 units and you are NOT receiving this pop-up message when you log into GET, make sure to click on the link below and provide us with the requested information. Also, if you have more than 132 units, and know for a fact that you will NOT graduate before semester conversion (Fall 2016), click on the link below and provide us with the information requested. We will make sure to request that you are added to this list so that we may better serve you with this transition.
Click on this link to add your information: IAP INFORMATION LINK
PHASE 2: FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED 45 – 89 UNITS (STARTING Fall 2015)
ECST Students who have completed 45-89 units, starting Fall 2015, when logging into their GET account will notice a pop-up message indicating that they have been identified as a student who will graduate after semester conversion and urging them to see their advisor to complete an Individual Academic Plan (IAP). Our college will continue assisting this group of students with the completion of the IAP starting Fall 2015 through scheduled IAP clinics.
SCHEDULE FOR IAP CLINICS FOR THIS GROUP IS FORTHCOMING
In addition to assisting students with the completion of an IAP through the IAP clinics, advisors will be available for individual appointments.
SEMESTER PROGRAM MATERIALS
ECST CURRICULUM SHEETS (SEMESTER)
- Civil Engineering http://www.calstatela.edu/ecst/ce/curriculum
- Mechanical Engineering http://www.calstatela.edu/ecst/me/curriculum
- Electrical Engineering http://www.calstatela.edu/ecst/ece/semester-curriculum
- Computer Science http://csns.calstatela.edu/department/cs/program/view?id=4946594
Technology Coming Soon...
ECST CURRICULUM CONVERSION MAPS
General Education Requirements
- Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Science
ECST STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER (ESSC) INFORMATION
- ESSC Programs and Services
- ESSC Advising Syllabus
MATH AND PHYSICS CONVERSION RELATED INFORMATION
- Q2S Math Courses Conversion Map
Bridge Courses for Calculus Sequence
General University Resources
- University’s Q2S Website: Information For Students
- Student FAQ on University’s Q2S Website
- University’s Semester Conversion Homepage
- Cal State L.A. Semester Calendar, 2016-2017
- Cal State L.A. Semester Time Blocks for Daytime Classes
- IAP Step-by-Step Training for Students
- IAP Step-by-Step Training for Advisors
- Checklist for Transition Advisnig: Advisement Before Semester Conversion for Advisors
- Course Conversion Guide
- What-If-Report Guidelines Flyer
- Preparing for Bridge Courses