Currently, the CSE building is closed to general use by faculty, staff, and students due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Only those people included in approved research plans and those teaching in person can be in the building. For further information, please see UCSD's Return to Learn website.
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 (vac.ucsd.edu) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are not offering in-person advising, but we are still offering remote advising which can be conducted via Zoom video conference or phone.
To schedule an appointment, please email email@example.com.
Drop-In Advising: Students will be able to sign in to drop-in advising via the Meet with Advisor tool via the Virtual Advising Center (vac.ucsd.edu) without an appointment on Mondays from 1:30-3:30 PM PST, and Fridays from 8:30-11:30 AM PST.
We have not had staff in the office to monitor our phone lines since Wednesday, March 18th, 2020; so please be sure to reach out to us via email only for an appointment.
- Enrollment & Registration Calendar 2020-21
- In Winter 2021 and Spring 2021, the deadline to drop with a W grade has been extended to the end of Week 7.
- In Winter 2021 and Spring 2021, the deadline to change grading options and/or units has been extended to the end of Week 10
- Winter and Spring 2021 courses will be excluded from the 25% limit on the number of course units that may be completed on a P/NP basis
- Courses where a student previously earned a D or F in may be repeated in Winter or Spring 2021 for a Pass/No Pass grading option
- Winter/Spring 2021:
As of 1/22/2021, all CSE major/minor requirements may be completed for a Pass grade.
- Winter/Spring 2021 Courses for Capped Major Application process:
All CSE eligibility/screening courses taken in 2020-2021 academic year must still be taken for a letter grade. The capped major eligibility requirements include having a minimum 3.3 screening GPA, which we are unable to properly calculate if students take their eligibility/screening courses for Pass grades. However, if you do not do well in a class (D or F) due to current circumstances, you are still able to change your grading option to P/NP grading option before the grading option deadline and retake the course in a future quarter for a letter grade (where you can show that you are able to successfully grasp the required course content and do well in future coursework).
All eligibility courses taken in Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 must be completed for a letter grade (no exceptions) - this includes CSE 8B (or CSE 11), CSE 12, CSE 15L, and CSE 20 Students who do choose to take a Pass grade in screening courses that exceed the eligibility requirements (e.g. CSE 21, CSE 30, and CSE 100) will have the GPA points for a C- attached to the P grade (1.7) calculated into their CSE screening GPA (only for the CSE Capped Admissions process; not for official university GPA, major GPA, transcripts, etc). See the CSE Capped Admissions Program webpage for eligibility details
- Fall 2020 Courses for CSE Majors and CS Minors:
As of 12/10/2020, CSE Major/minor requirements in which students receive a "Pass" may count towards the fulfillment of that requirement. This exception will be in place for Fall 2020 for all CSE majors (CS25, CS26, CS27, and CS28) and CS minors (CS26). The Fall 2020 P/NP units will be counted in the 25% maximum allowed by the university. Additional process details for CSE majors/minors will posted by 1/4/2020 on this webpage.
- Fall 2020 Pass Grades for Prerequisites:
In the CSE Department: a grade of Pass (P) will allow students to progress onto the next CSE course prerequisite.
- The only exception to this are CSE 86 and CSE 118 which explicitly require a C- or better in the required prerequisite coursework
- Fall 2020 Courses for Capped Major Application process:
All CSE eligibility/screening courses taken in 2020-2021 Academic Year must still be taken for a letter grade. The capped major eligibility requirements include having a minimum 3.3 screening GPA, which we are unable to properly calculate if students take their eligibility/screening courses for Pass grades. However, if you do not do well in a class (D or F) due to current circumstances, you are still able to change your grading option to P/NP grading option and retake the course in a future quarter for a letter grade (where you can show that you are able to successfully grasp the required course content and do well in future coursework).
- All eligibility courses taken in Fall 2020 must be completed for a letter grade (no exceptions) - this includes CSE 8B (or CSE 11), CSE 12, CSE 15L, and CSE 20
- Students who do choose to take a Pass grade in screening courses that exceed the eligibility requirements (e.g. CSE 21, CSE 30, and CSE 100) will have the GPA points for a C- attached to the P grade (1.7) calculated into their CSE screening GPA (only for the CSE Capped Admissions process; not for official university GPA, major GPA, transcripts, etc).
- See the CSE Capped Admissions Program webpage for eligibility details
- Fall 2020 Retroactive grade option change submission process information:
The form to submit a petition to retroactively change your grading option(s) from Letter to Pass/Not Pass (P/NP) in Fall 2020 classes is available at: https://ucsd.kualibuild.com/
- The form will close on January 29, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST.
- Students are required to access the form through Single Sign-On using their active directory login credentials.
- The form will allow students to change the grading option from Letter to P/NP for one, multiple, or all of their Fall 2020 courses.
- The form will be submitted directly to the Educational Policy Committee and Office of the Registrar. These petitions will be granted (except in cases in which a student has been reported for an academic integrity violation).
- Students are responsible for checking their records to verify their grading option request was updated. Requests will be processed in the order that they are received, and processing may take up to 15 business days from the date the request is submitted. Requests for rush processing will not be honored.
- Changes to final grades will be visible through the Academic History tool in TritonLink; students will not be notified after their requests have been processed.
- For questions about submission/issues with the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The information below was shared with undergraduate students on December 22, 2020. Students are advised to review these important considerations prior to requesting to change their grading option from Letter to P/NP.
- It is each student’s responsibility to confirm that their department, program and/or college will apply a P grade toward their major, minor, and/or college general education requirements. [Note: Departments and programs are aware of the Fall 2020 option allowing a retroactive change of grading option, but are not required to accept P grades. Students are advised to contact their major/minor department(s)/program(s) through the VAC with questions about their policies for Fall 2020 courses and major/minor requirements.]
- It is each student’s responsibility to confirm that, if the course is designated as letter grade only, the department, program, and/or college will accept a P grade to apply toward their degree requirements. [Note: A letter grade of C or better in AWP 3 or 4B is required to fulfill the Entry Level Writing Requirement.]
- It is each student’s responsibility to confirm that they have received approval from the department, program, or college to continue in a Winter 2021 class that requires a passing grade in a prerequisite course. If a D grade was initially earned in Fall 2020, a change from Letter to P/NP will yield an NP, which will not clear prerequisite requirements.
- Students who have submitted Fall 2020 DDAs must notify their major and college no later than Friday, January 8, 2021, that they are submitting this form and acknowledge that doing so could delay processing of their degree.
- Additional important considerations:
- Units earned for Pass grades in Fall 2020 will count toward the 25% maximum allowed by the University.
- Course work must be equivalent to C- or better to receive a P.
- A change from a D grade to a NP will result in a loss of units.
- Financial Aid packages may be affected as NP grades impact Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- A change to P/NP for a Fall 2020 course will be allowed for a repeat of a class in which a D or F grade was earned in an earlier term.
- Grading option changes for courses in which a student has been reported for an academic integrity violation will not be allowed.
- No exception has been made at this time to accept the transfer of P grades earned by undergraduate students in Fall 2020 to a UC San Diego Master’s or PhD degree program.
- To be eligible for honors for any quarter, a student must have a 3.5 GPA in 12 graded units.
- For Fall 2020 Graduating students:
You will be able to request a change to a P/NP grade, but you will need to notify your college and department academic advisors no later than Friday, January 8, 2021 (end of Week 1 of Winter Quarter) via the VAC so they wait to process your degree (which may delay degree conferral). Please note: The CSE department and Colleges cannot process urgent posting requests for students requesting grade changes.
- Summer 2020 Courses
All Summer Session CSE course offerings will be offered remotely.
CSE Major/Minor/Capped Major requirements must be taken for a letter grade.
The deadline to drop a course with a 'W' grade for undergraduate students in Summer 2020 has been extended. The new deadlines follow:
Summer Session 1: July 28, 2020
Summer Session 2: September 1, 2020
Special Session: See the Summer Session Deadline Calendar for specific dates by class.
Please see the Enrollment and Registration calendar for a complete list of academic deadlines.
- Spring 2020 Courses
Spring 2020 Grading Option Policies for CSE Major and CS Minors (updated April 16th, 2020)
The following links may be helpful:
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.
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.
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