What Is This?
This is an advising hold that has been placed on your account by the Engineering Student Success Center.
Why Do I Have It?
This hold is assigned to the following students:
- All student currently enrolled in Engineering 10
- All Mechanical Engineering Freshman (Earned Units <30)
- All Electrical Engineering Freshman (Earned Units <30)
What Does It Do?
This hold prevents all course registration for the upcoming semester. If the hold is still visible on your MySJSU account you will not be able to enroll in courses.
How Can I Remove It?
To clear this hold you must use MyPlanner to plan your courses through graduation. Choose courses for any requirements that say "Not Selected" and rearrange your plan if needed. Take the time to think about your future as an engineering student and make thoughtful choices for your major courses. Make special consideration for your upper division courses and put effort into researching your technical electives or capstone courses. See below when you're "Ready for Review".
I Need Help!
There are additional resources to help get you started:
- ESSC MyPlanner Workshop
- ESSC Hold Instructional Video
- MyPlanner Frequently Asked Questions
- MyPlanner Quickstart Guide
- Guided Pathways Major Roadmaps
- Alternate Roadmaps
Do I Still Have To Meet My Major Advisor?
Start by looking at the holds you have on your account. Log into MySJSU and look at the right sidebar of your Student Center. This tells you what you need to do. What do you see?
- Engr Success Center Hold - That's why you're on this page! Build your plan!
- Engineering - Major Advising - Follow your major department requirements to remove this hold.
What If My Major Isn't Engineering or I'm Changing Majors?
If your current major is not your intended major, using MyPlanner won't really help you right now. If you're currently Undeclared, in a major outside of Engineering, or changing to a different engineering major, please visit an ESSC advisor to discuss your plans. See the section below on meeting with an advisor.
If you are switching out of the College of Engineering, please upload a Study Plan signed by the new major advisor to this Google Form for the ESSC to review and lift your hold.
When Will It Be Removed?
Once the ESSC has verified that your plan is satisfactory, this hold will be removed. If an advisor determines that you should come in for more assistance with the planner, you will receive an email with more information. When you're ready, you can let an advisor know you are ready to have your planner reviewed.
What's Considered "Satisfactory"?
ESSC advisors are looking for, at a minimum, the selection of courses to fulfill major, minor, and GE requirements as defined by your plan. They will also look to see if you've moved courses to make an efficient arrangement of your plan based on your major and class level.
I Want to See an Advisor...An appointment is not required unless an advisor determines otherwise. If you would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, you can do so through the Spartan Connect assistance page. Note that only declared engineering students will be able to schedule their own appointments for the guided pathways reason. If you aren't declared in an engineering major, visit the ESSC front desk (in Engineering room 344) to schedule your appointment. Alternatively, you can come into the ESSC during drop-in hours, 11a-12p & 1p-2p daily to see an advisor.
To make the right appointment, choose the following options when prompted:
- What type of appointment would you like to schedule? Advising
- Pick a Service Category: Major Advising or General Education (GE) Advising
- Pick a Service for your Appointment: Guided Pathways Advising
- Pick a Location for your Appointment: Engineering Student Success Center - ENG 344
I'm Uncertain or Confused...
Nothing you do in the planner is permanent, you can't really make mistakes, and you aren't going to be penalized for changing your plan. The point of this hold and these requirements is to make you familiar with your degree expectations and the tools SJSU offers to assist you with planning for your graduation. Your MyPlanner can be changed at any time and you can always start over. If you are lost or just need some guidance, please visit the ESSC to make an appointment or to see an advisor during drop in hours.