COVID-19 Updates for CSE Students

(updated 5.18.2020)

Spring 2020 Grading Option Policies for CSE Major and CS Minors (updated April 16th, 2020)

Spring 2020 Grading Option Policies for Prospective CSE Majors (Capped Major)

Spring 2020 UC San Diego FAQ's regarding P/NP


CSE Advising

We want to let you know that our CSE advisors are still here for you when you need us. However, to ensure we are doing our part to "flatten the curve" and keep you and our staff safe during this global pandemic, we are moving to remote advising until further notice. Current students may contact us via the Virtual Advising Center ( or We are still offering advising appointments which can be conducted via Zoom videoconference or phone. To schedule an appointment, please email csestudent@eng.ucsd.eduWe will not have staff in the office to monitor our phone lines starting Wednesday, March 18th, so please be sure to reach out to us via email only for an appointment. 


Summer 2020 Courses

All Summer Session CSE course offerings will be offered remotely.

CSE Major/Minor requirements must be taken for a letter grade. 

As of March 23rd, 2020, we have released the maximum number of seats without additional instructional support for the instructor. If we can get instructional support to accommodate additional students, we will release those seats as the start of summer session approaches. Please feel free to monitor the Summer 2020 Course Updates webpage for additional information. 

The estimated timeline for instructional support information is June 19th, 2020


Fall 2020 Courses 

At this time our department leadership is working with campus and state leadership officials to determine what form our courses should be offered in for Fall quarter. Once we have additional information about Fall 2020 undergraduate course offerings, we will post updates on this page. 

CSE Major/Minor requirements must be taken for a letter grade. 

Fall 2020 Course Updates webpage


UCSD Resources

The following links may be helpful over the next few weeks: 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for the UC San Diego Community

Current Information About the Coronavirus for International Students 

Education Continuity Tools and Resources from Educational Technology Services

Student Loaner Laptop Request Form (Spring 2020): Use this form to request a loaner laptop for the period in which students will be learning remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Campus Computer Lab Lookup 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS):  Call (858) 534-3755, 24/7, for assistance. All services will be offered via telehealth, no onsite services will be available at this time.

Coping with Corona Virus Stress (article)