Meet with a CS Advisor

Welcome to the Undergraduate Advising Office!

Phone: (734) 763-6563
Email: computerscience@umich.edu
Already a U-M student? Email: cslsaadvisor@umich.edu
Office Hours: 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday (when the University is in session)
The Advising Office is located in the Bob and Betty Beyster Building on North Campus.

Who can meet with a CS Undergraduate Advisor?

  • Declared Computer Science-LSA students. We expect to see you once a term to ensure you’re on track to graduate!
  • Any U-M undergraduate student with questions about the Computer Science-LSA program.
  • Prospective students, both high school and transfer. Prospective students should begin planning for a visit through the U-M Admissions Office. Once you have scheduled a campus visit, contact our office at (734) 763-6563 to make an appointment to meet with us after your tour.

Reasons to Schedule an Appointment with an Advisor:

  • Declare or change your major; learn more about the CS Major and CS Minor programs.
  • Make sure you’re on track for graduation and fulfilling the program requirements.
  • Get assistance in choosing classes for future semesters.
  • Discuss academic or personal difficulties and learn more about campus resources. (Tutoring Resources) (CAPS)
  • Learn about any new program policies or requirements.

How Often Should I Meet with an Advisor?

You should meet with an advisor at least once a semester to make sure that you are on track for graduation. We also like to touch base with you to make sure you are happy with your progress and to assess your satisfaction with your experiences as you progress. Many routine academic policy questions may also be answered by checking the LSA Bulletin from your year of matriculation.

Peer Advisors are an excellent resource for prospective and current undergraduate students. They are available to discuss our classes in terms of workload, attendance expectations, a particular professor’s teaching style, what classes work well or not so well when taken together, as well as sharing their experiences at internships, interviewing, and using the ECRC to find an internship or full-time position. Peer Advisors are available on a walk-in basis for the Fall and Winter terms.

Faculty Advisors will assist students in assessing their abilities and interests to help shape their studies in CS, track a student’s progress in the CS Major or CS Minor, complete graduation release paperwork, give advice on approaching a faculty member for research opportunities, address academic difficulties, and discuss internships, graduate school, and employment. Faculty Advisors are available year-round but you must make an appointment.

ONLINE Advising Appointments with Faculty Advisors: click here.

Walk-in Advising Hours – Winter 2014: Mon./Fri. 1pm-3pm, Tues./Thurs. 10am-12pm.  Dept. of Stats, 439 West Hall.  Gina Cornacchia can answer basic questions about the CS-LSA Major and Minor (what classes are needed to declare, how to declare, how to schedule Faculty advising appointments, what major b/w CS-LSA, Informatics, SI, and Stats is a good fit, why declare CS, etc.).  She will not offer formal advising, appointments, nor process paperwork.

To declare the CS-LSA Major, students must meet the declaration requirements of a “C” or better (or AP credit or “T” transfer credit) in:
(1) MATH 115, 120, or 185
(2) MATH 116, 121, 156, 186
(3) EECS 203 (or MATH 465)
(4) EECS 280
(5) Must achieve a 2.5 GPA among the pre-major courses (#1-4 above)
(6) Be in “Good Academic Standing” – 2.00 GPA or better for both the Term GPA and the Cumulative GPA
(7) Have met with a CS-LSA Faculty Advisor, 2808 Beyster Bldg., for an advising appointment to discuss the CS-LSA Major.

To declare the CS Minor, you can either schedule an advising appointment or complete the CS Minor Declaration Request form.