Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Tuan Tran, Neuroscience Program Director
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
You cannot register for a research/thesis course on your own. See FAQ #2.
What it is:
An allowance for using one course to count towards another within the
Neuroscience curriculum (core, research, capstone, and structured
neuroscience electives). It is NOT a course completion.
How it works:
Ask Dr. Tran ahead of time whether or not he would consider COURSE A to
count towards COURSE B. If he approves, then you will be instructed to
register for COURSE A or let him know whether it has already been taken.
He will then submit the electronic paperwork to have the substitution
request processed. If the Registrar's office approves of the request,
then the substitution will take effect and will be updated in your
1) Substitute CHEM 2770 for BIOL 4880 (neuroscience elective): The latter will
catch so that you may work towards completing the 9 or 21 SH of Neuroscience Electives. If you
decide to register for a course that requires BIOL 4880 as a pre-requisite,
then you still need to take BIOL 4880. Therefore, you really did not complete BIOL 4880.
2) Substitute NEUR 4200 (1 SH) for BIOL 4890 (3
SH). This will leave you with a 2 SH deficit that you still need to complete in
order to meet the 9 or 21 SH requirement of Neuroscience Electives.
See Question #13.
See the forms page on the Registrar's website. Download and fill-in the "Permission to Take Courses at a US University or College Form". Turn it in to Dr. Tran for a signature then submit it to the Registrar's office before you enroll in the other school.
If you run into any of these error codes during registration, then email Dr. Tran and he'll do what he can (do see Question #8 if applicable). Again, like in previous questions, always provide the course prefix/number and CRN, along with the error code to help him process your request. Otherwise, there will be delays.
Some common restriction codes are:
There’s a few different
restrictions for ENGL 2201:
This list is current as of 09.20.2017. It comes from THCAS Academic Advising & Resource Center. You need Excel or equivalent to view it properly.
You have two options:
1. Retain Dr. Tran as your Psychology advisor as well. If so, then simply contact him about your request and he'll update your records.
2. Not retain Dr. Tran as your Psychology advisor. Go to the Psychology website and locate the current Undergraduate Program Coordinator and he/she will guide you. You may also contact the Psychology Advising Center. Link for this information: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/psyc/undergrad.cfm.
I frankly don't know and can't remember your registration date. But either type in "Registration Schedule" in the ECU Search Box or go here to the Registrar's Office for the latest schedule. It is based on the number of hours you have COMPLETED, not including how many hours you are working on this semester.
All undecided students are
advised through a MAP (Major Advisement Program) advisor. The MAP advisors are
located in 2500 Old Cafeteria Building. Students can call 252.328.1084 to schedule
an appointment.The Neuroscience Program will not assign a new advisor or drop a student's major. The transferring student must initiate these actions through his/her meeting/communication with a MAP advisor. However, the Neuroscience Program will remove the student from its email distribution list to prevent all future program announcements from reaching the student.Alternatively, students may contact the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences (THCAS) Advising & Resource Center at 252.737.4454 (THCASadvising@ecu.edu) if they wish to continue majoring in a discipline under the purview of this college. The Center has a system
in place for assigning majors and advisors.