- AP/A-Level policy
- Changing or updating your major
- Course overlap
- Declaring a major
- Graduate School Information
- Independent Studies
- Special programs
- Study abroad
- Transfer Credit policy
Faculty Advisors are full-time Computer Science faculty members whose primary appointment is within the CS Department. They are your go-to for questions about research within the Department, course content, graduate school in CS, etc. All CS students must meet with their faculty advisor during the Advising Period and to have their add/drop forms signed.
The Undergraduate Program Coordinator can help you to officially declare the CS major/minor, obtain course approvals (transfer credit/study abroad), get add/drop forms stamped, create course plans, register for Independent Study, etc.
*OPT Forms should be sent to CCAS for signature.
Sarah Mills works with prospective and incoming students, first and second year students.
Sara Klinkbeil works with Juniors, Seniors, and students continuing with a fifth year.
An advisor who helps with more general college policy: matching majors/minors/clusters to your interests, recommendations for student resources, help with navigating academic challenges, etc.
You may find your advisor assignments in UR Student under "View Academic Support Network"
Peer advisors help students declare majors and make connections with faculty, review research opportunities, and explore study abroad and options for independent and interdisciplinary study.
Peer advisors are available by live chat using the online support feature in the lower right of your screen, and by email for individual appointments: Contact a Peer Advisor
TEST Credit for CSC171
AP Computer Science A Exam
AP Computer Science Principles Score of 4 or 5
|A-Level Computer Science
Grade of: A
For the complete list of University AP equivalencies: http://www.rochester.edu/college/ccas/handbook/ap.html
For the complete list of University IB equivalencies: http://www.rochester.edu/college/ccas/handbook/international-baccalaureate.html
University A-Level policy: http://www.rochester.edu/college/ccas/handbook/a-levels.html
If you are undeclared, please use the Hajim Intended Major Change Form to switch into/out of Computer Science.
To update your official CS course plan, discuss the changes with your CS program coordinator.
If you will need to take additional semester on campus to satisfy degree requirements, be sure to meet with a financial aid counselor to see how this affects your aid package.
The University overlap Policy can be found here: http://www.rochester.edu/college/ccas/handbook/overlap.html
If you are double majoring with math, there could be overlaps in addition to the standard three, so please check with your advisor or with the math department.
Please note that due to the overlap policy, double majoring in Computer Science and Data Science is not permitted.
To enroll in an independent study, senior project, or independent research (CSC391 or CSC395), you must:
- Collaborate with a full-time CS faculty member who will supervise and guide your independent work as your independent study advisor.
- Fill out this form with your independent study advisor. You will need to discuss credit hours, course title, course description, and how you will be evaluated. Please be concise.
- Email completed form to your CS program coordinator. If you have questions please email the program coordinator or you may Click here to schedule an appointment.
Things to note:
- You cannot register for an independent study via the online registration system. You must follow the steps above in order to properly register for a CSC independent study.
- For more information on Indepedent Studies refer to the college handbook: https://www.rochester.edu/college/ccas/handbook/independent-studies.html
Information for enrolling in Honors Research can be found here.
- Any CSC394 must have a significant academic component to it, above and beyond the work that one would normally do.
- The academic component must be supervised by a full-time CSC faculty member. .
- It is the student’s responsibility to find an appropriate supervisor, agree what the academic component of the work will be, and prepare the contract: Internship Form
- The supervisor is responsible for the student’s grade on the academic component of the internship.
- If the student wants to use CSC394 as an upper-level elective course for the BS, this must be noted in the contract, and the academic component needs to be at least as intellectually rigorous (and relevant) as regular courses that might have been used instead.
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