Planning & Counseling
The School of Informatics provides counseling services to assist students in planning their study. Students who have chosen a major are assigned an advisor and should make an appointment with that advisor prior to each registration period to discuss long-term goals as well as specific course work for the upcoming semester. Consulting an advisor is a semester-by-semester obligation of students to ensure ongoing progress toward a degree.
Students, however, are responsible for their progress. They should be thoroughly familiar with the general requirements for an informatics degree or a computer science degree. Students are urged to complete most of their general education requirements during their freshman and sophomore years.
When planning a program, students should refer to both the Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin or the Registration Guide and Academic Information and this bulletin. Special attention should be paid to course descriptions and prerequisites. This bulletin identifies prerequisites with a “P,” corequisites with a “C,” and recommended courses with an “R.” Students should not enroll in courses for which they do not have the prerequisites. Instructors may require a student to drop a class if the student has not fulfilled the prerequisites.