We encourage our students to prepare early, get involved, and check in with the CSE advisors!
Preparing for the First Quarter
Preparing for the First Quarter-Bonus Steps for Transfers
- Attend CSE Transfer Student Prep - Virtual Info Session Fall 2019.
- If you have a transfer course that is not officially articulated on assist.org and think it is equivalent to a CSE course, please submit a CSE Petition as soon as possible!
- Review your CSE Major webpage and check out sample long-term transfer plans.
- Schedule an in-person or Zoom appointment with your CSE Advisor!
- If you already have credit for CSE lower division coursework, take advantage of the UC San Diego coursera online courses (Object Oriented Java Programming: Data Structures and Beyond Specialization). These were developed by CSE instructors!
First Year: Get off to a good start.
- Attend CSE major Orientation and other Welcome Week events.
- Join student organizations and get involved!
- Make a habit of going to faculty office hours (and take advantage of going to the Undergraduate Faculty Committee's Advising Hours).
- Learn about the 2-pass enrollment system (note that this is different than how you enrolled during your first quarter).
- Create a long-term academic plan, and then make an appointment with your CSE Advisor to discuss your plan.
- Check out the Early Research Scholars Program.
- Attend Fall and Winter career fairs to start networking.
- Think about your summer plans early (research, summer classes, internships, and community service opportunities).
- Attend the Fall Internship Symposium to learn about your CSE peer's internship experiences.
- Get in the habit of reading your @ucsd email daily!
Lower Division: Step it up.
- Apply to be a CSE Tutor or apply for tutor opportunities at the Teaching + Learning Commons.
- Visit the Career Center and update your resume and cover letter.
- Start planning for Study Abroad at least one year in advance.
- Explore Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP).
- Attend Instructor/TA/Tutor Office Hours regularly.
Upper Division: Finish strong.
- Gain credit for your summer internship (CSE 197) or on-campus research (CSE 198 or CSE 199).
- Discuss applying for the CSE Honors Program with a CSE Advisor.
- Attend all relevant career fairs.
- Meet with your CSE Advisor and College Advisor for a graduation degree check.
- Learn about the BS/MS Program.
- File for graduation by submitting your Degree and Diploma Application.
- Join the CSE Alumni Association!