Declaring CS

Hooray! We're glad you just decided to declare CS. Declaring is fairly simple. You do not need to have fulfilled any prior major or class requirements to declare! Keep in mind that the process can take up to two weeks, and we cannot expedite requests. Please plan early if you need to be declared by a certain date! Note that we also do not process declarations during finals week, breaks, or the summer quarter. Please follow the following steps:

Step 1 (Optional): Choose an advisor!

The CS department lets students choose their own advisors, so students can pick someone aligned with their academic, professional, and personal interests from the CS faculty. If you would like choose an advisor ahead of time, feel free to meet with them or email them to ask for permission. See here for more information about choosing an advisor.

If you don't have anyone in mind, the Course Advisor will assign you an advisor based on your interests and the advisor's advising group size. Your first choice may not be available. Don't let this stop you from declaring though! You can always change advisors later.

Step 2: Fill out a declaration form.

Fill out the CS declaration form. and follow the instructions at the top. Please make sure that you have printed out and emailed the Course Advisor your unofficial transcript, declared on Axess, and printed out the declaration form before you visit the Course Advisor office hours. There isn't a public printer in Gates!

Step 3: See the Course Advisor.

When you have finished steps 1 and 2, come see the Course Advisor during their office hours (no appointment necessary). It'll take around 5-10 minutes! Please remember to bring your print outs and to plan accordingly if you need to be declared by a certain date (please come at least two weeks before that date).

After Declaring

After you see the Course Advisor, it can take up to two weeks for your declaration to be processed. About two weeks after you declare, you may want to do the following things to make sure your declaration was successful. If you have any problems, please email or visit the Course Advisor.

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Last updated on Friday, 07-Jun-2019 20:34:23 PDT.
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