The basics on student records and privacy

It's common for your support system to be curious about how you’re doing in college. After all, they are your biggest cheerleaders, and they can be extremely helpful 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.

Mac or PC: Which computer should I have?

Questions about technology? We've got the answers!

The scoop on placement testing

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.

What should I do if my course is full?

You've built your schedule and you're ready to go! You click to submit your registration, and you get the dreaded error message that a section you want is full. Don't panic! Sometimes it happens, and we have some tips to help you manage it.

Future Gophers! Orientation tips and reminders

The class of 2021 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.

8 things to know about taking 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.

AP and IB scores - What do I need to know before Orientation?

It may still be cold outside, but we're already thinking about Orientation! 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.

Wait! Who removes my advising hold?

Registration is upon us! 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.

How to connect 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.

Graduating? Better check that 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.

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.

Interested in undergraduate research?

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.

What happens after I'm admitted to my major?

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.