CS Undergrad Updates

August 20, 2014 - August 26, 2014

Welcome Back Wildcats!

The Fall 2014 semester is almost here! We hope that you had a wonderful summer and are excited for the new academic year. We are introducing a new weekly Undergraduate Update that we hope you find helpful. Each week we will bring you information regarding dates and deadlines, upcoming workshops, new internship and job opportunities, and tips and tricks for a successful semester. These will be archived on the Department website for future reference and we hope you find it a valuable tool.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Academic Services Team

The Department of Computer Science welcomes Dr. Edward Smallman!

Dr. Smallman has over 25 years of experience in career services and is ready to assist in all career related needs. He will be giving presentations on topics including resume writing, interviewing, finding a job or internship, making career decisions and maximizing your undergraduate career to prepare for the future. Additionally, he will have appointments and walk-in hours weekly and will also be meeting with current and potential corporations and agencies to expand CS student internship and job opportunities.


To schedule an appointment with Ed, you may use the online appointment system at http://advising.cs.arizona.edu, send him an email at edsmallman@cs.arizona.edu, or give him a call at 621-2760.

Advising the First Week of Classes

Christina Dentel will have walk-in advising only for the week of August 25th. Here are the details:

August 25th
  • 9am-12pm
  • 1:30pm-3pm


August 26th
  • 9am-12pm
  • 1:30pm-5:30pm


August 27th
  • 9am-12pm
  • 1:30pm-3pm


August 28th
  • 9am-12pm
  • 1:30pm-5:30pm


August 29th
  • 9am-12pm
  • 1:30pm-4:30pm

Important Dates and Deadlines: August 22 - September 2, 2014

August 22nd


August 25th
  • First Day of Class!
  • First day to file GRO.
  • First day to add classes for audit; instructor signature is required on Change of Schedule form.
  • Deadline to pay for Fall 2014 tuition without late charge.


August 26th

  • Begin late payment charge of $50.


September 1st
  • Labor Day - no classes! (The CS Advising Office will also be closed on this day.)


September 2nd
  • Last day to use UAccess to add or swap lectures/sections, or change to or from pass/fail grade.
  • UAccess will still be available to drop classes through September 8th. (UAccess will be available to withdraw from a class through November 2nd.)
  • Deadline to apply for December 2014 and Winter degree candidacy. Applications accepted after this date will incur a $50 Late Candidacy Application fee.


For more Fall 2014 Dates and Deadlines, click here.

CSC Fall 2014 Course Registration

We have processed all pending enrollments in all Computer Science courses for the Fall 2014 semester. If you still have remaining questions regarding enrollment please email advising@cs.arizona.edu with your question and we will respond as quickly as we can.


We are still determining the Department process for course enrollments beginning the first day of classes and will email those details over the listserv as soon as they are available.


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked to meet the needs of all undergraduate Computer Science students!

New GRO Instructions

The GRO process has finally become a bit easier and it is now available through UAccess Student. Just log on to your UAccess, click on "Enroll" and then "GRO" tab. It will tell you if you qualify for a GRO if you are currently enrolled in the class you need to retake.


For more information, click here.

Important News: UA Policy Revisions - Effective 2014

  • Students used to have up to the 4th week to drop a class with deletion from record (no W on your transcript). This will be shorted to the 10th day of classes (September 8th).
  • The withdrawal deadline has been extended from the 8th week of class to the 10th week (November 2nd). Students can drop a class if passing or not with a grade of "W". You do not need a faculty signature and should be able to drop through UAccess.
  • Starting on the 11th week of the semester, students will have to submit a Late Change Petition form in order to drop a class. You can get that form in the College of Science Advising Office in GS 1017. Late Change Petitions will be processed through the 13th week of the semester.
  • Students can only have a max of 18 "W" grades on their record (this excludes complete withdrawals and retroactive withdrawals). Students are encouraged to drop a class by day 10 to avoid having a "W" on their record. The count begins with the Fall 2014 semester. If you have any Ws prior to Fall 2014, these do not count toward the max of 18.
  • Complete Withdrawals start after the 10th day of class and students will receive grades of "WC" whether passing the class or not.


Please click here to review all the Fall 2014 Dates and Deadlines.

Individual Studies Credit

The CS Department offers individual studies credit for independent study, research, preceptorship, and internship. Please stop by the Advising Office for more information if you are interested! You may also want to contact a faculty member to see if they have any on-going research projects they may need help on. It never hurts to ask!

Jobs, Internships, Scholarships, Research Opportunities, Etc.

Remember to check out our Jobs & Announcements page for jobs, internships, scholarships, research opps and also company information sessions and job fairs.


Jobs - 3 new postings since 7/25/14

  • Database Programmer
  • Web & Mobile Programmer
  • Multiple Software Development Positions


Internships - 3 new postings since 7/23/14

  • Web Application Engineer Internship
  • Marketing Internship
  • LGBTQ Affairs Internship


Scholarships - 1 new posting since 7/25/14

  • MindSumo Challenges


Student Research - 2 new postings since 8/2/14

  • Undergraduate Research Project
  • 2014 Student Research Conference


Click here for more information.

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