General tips for spring registration

It’s difficult to believe that we’re talking about spring registration already! As you build your schedules, we thought you might appreciate a few helpful tips and resources.

What you need to know before repeating courses

Fall grades will start posting in December! If you earn any grade lower than a C- in a course, adjustments might need to be made to your spring semester schedule. Find out what steps you need to take to repeat a course.

Tips for preparing for final exams

Congratulations! You've survived (and hopefully thrived) another semester of your academic career! The advising team has a few tips to help you stay on top of your game as we approach final exams.

Tips for exploring majors

As you plan for spring registration, we know that many of you are still exploring majors. This is normal, and we want you to feel supported in the process. 

Manage stress with these campus resources

Midterms! Major and career exploration! Registration! Campus engagement! As a college student, you are asked to constantly balance competing priorities. We recognize that this might feel a bit frantic at times, resulting in tension and stress. That's why we've put together a list of resources to help you manage it all.

Resources to help you thrive in CSE technical courses

We recognize that the combination of physics, math, and chemistry classes might feel tough to manage as a first-year student. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently used resources to help you feel more confident as you navigate these CSE core courses.

Learning abroad? Absolutely!

Did you know that some study abroad programs require you to have your application materials submitted as early as the first week of October? Fear not! We have some suggestions to help you get started.

Welcome back! Fall semester reminders and information

Welcome to campus! We know you have a lot on your mind, which is why we thought we would help you out by providing some important Fall advising information and reminders!

Welcome Week is coming!

Get that CSE t-shirt ready for convocation, because you’re in for an exciting time! The College of Science and Engineering is thrilled to welcome the class of 2020 to campus. We recognize that there is going to be a lot of information to absorb this week, so we thought we would give you a few tips ahead of time to help you feel ready.

Understanding student records and privacy

It's common for family members to be curious about how you’re doing in college. After all, they are your biggest cheerleaders, and your family can be an extremely helpful support system as you transition to the University. Some of you may feel comfortable sharing detailed information about how you’re doing academically, while others may not. It’s a very individual decision, and you’re in the driver’s seat.

Spring grades and Fall registration changes

Spring 2016 grades are here! Before you're busy soaking up sun this summer, it's important to double-check your Fall 2016 registration to confirm you are still meeting the pre- and co-requisites for your desired courses.

Pursuing additional majors and minors

It's not unusual for students to want to pursue a double major or add a minor. You can certainly do that, but it's important to explore your motivations and understand what's involved.

Placement tests: What you need to know before Orientation

Orientation will be here soon! Before you come to campus, the CSE Academic Advising team wants to remind you to have your placement exams completed. We've provided answers to the most commonly asked questions about placement exams.

"Spring" into action and apply to your major

Being admitted to your major is a big milestone in your academic career. To help you through the process, the CSE Academic Advising team has put together some of the most commonly asked questions about applying to your major.

Fall 2016 registration quick tips

Registration for continuing students for Fall 2016 has begun! Your CSE Academic Advising team has put together a few reminders to help ensure things go as smoothly as possible.

Studying in the sun: What you need to know about Summer courses

Thinking about taking summer courses? Summer term can be a great way to stay in the academic mindset, get ahead, catch up, or study subjects you don't have time to explore during the regular academic year. However there are also some important things you should keep in mind prior to taking the plunge.

Tips to prepare for Orientation

The class of 2020 is coming! Orientation is a very exciting part of your transition to college. You'll meet other new students, learn about the University of Minnesota, and select the courses you wish to take fall semester. The CSE Academic Advising team has provided some tips for you to keep in mind before and during orientation.

AP and IB scores: What you need to know before Orientation

Orientation is just around the corner! If you have taken (or plan on taking) AP or IB exams to earn credit toward degree requirements, there are some important things to keep in mind. Your CSE Academic Advising team has all the information you need to know.

Tips for connecting with professors

As a student, you should make an effort to talk with your professors - whether you need academic help or just want to build connections. To help you out, the CSE Academic Advising team has put together a few tips for connecting with professors.

The scoop on registration holds

We are just a few weeks away from Fall 2016 registration! You might have noticed that a hold was recently placed on your record. It's important to know what type of hold you have, as well as the steps you need to take to have it removed.

Getting the most out of your college experience

Getting involved (or "engaging") on campus offers opportunities to explore your interests, develop leadership skills, build your resume, and meet students outside of the classroom. To help you get started, the CSE Academic Advising team has put together a list of engagement related resources.

What you need to know about scholarships

Scholarships are an excellent way to help fund your education! But understanding how scholarships work can be a bit daunting. Your CSE Academic Advising team has compiled a list of frequently asked questions we get regarding scholarships.

Graduating? Time to check your APAS

Graduation is coming up for many of you, which means now is the time to review your APAS report. Your CSE Academic Advising team has compiled a list of some of the most common reasons degrees don't get cleared and the steps you can take to address these issues.

Research as an undergrad? Absolutely!

Finding research opportunities might seem overwhelming at first, but don't give up! You could find an opportunity that complements your academic work and helps you explore a career in research. The CSE Academic Advising team has suggestions to get you started.

Start off Spring semester right with these tips

Welcome back for the new semester! Your CSE Academic Advising team has put together some handy tips to help you get off to an awesome start this spring semester.

Admission to your major - What's next?

Admission to your major is an exciting milestone in your CSE academic career. Decisions will be emailed to you soon, and the CSE Academic Advising team is here to make sure you have all the information you need to have a smooth transition.

Navigating academic probation

Learning you've been placed on academic probation can feel overwhelming and even a bit scary. That's why CSE academic advisors are here to help navigate the process. Find out what you need to do to evaluate your situation and take action to get back on track.