New Student Orientation SCE. School of Science and Computer Engineering. Academic Advising Office. Bayou Building 3611 281-283-3711 [email protected] Advisors Available Monday through Thursday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm. www.uhcl.edu/sce/advising.
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School of Science and Computer Engineering
Bayou Building 3611
Monday through Thursday
10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Times occasionally change due to meetings and events that require advisor participation.
Call 281-283-3711 to verify advisor availability.
three advisors , two staff members, to serve 1,800 students
SCESchool of Science & Computer Engineering
BUS School of BUSiness
SOE School Of Education
HSH School of Human Sciences & Humanities
Now we offer all 4 years of the bachelor’s degree
Have different policies about
MAJORS within SCE
Have different policies about
What is true for your friend
often is NOT
true for YOU.
The single most important document for your successful graduation is your
At UHCL, the degree plan is called the
Candidate Plan of Study
You will get your CPS DURING your first semester.
You will not get it now.
Sometime mid-semester, you will be notified in your campus e-mail that your CPS draft is ready.
You will meet with your faculty advisor to finalize your degree plan.
A copy of the final plan will be e-mailed to you.
CPS vs. DPR
Does NOT include foundations
Does NOT include U.S. transfer credit
Is NOT an official document,
Is NOT used for graduation
Includes U.S. transfer credit
Used to determine graduation
Waiver requests: all degrees except
Computer Science and Computer Information Systems
First step for
Computer Science /Computer Information Systems
Final appeal for all other majors. Do this ONLY if you faculty advisor has refused a waiver and you feel you have grounds for an appeal.
Technical Writing or Scientific Writing
WRIT 3135(3315) Technical Writing or you may choose to take:
BIOT 5035 Scientific Writing - or - CSCI 5035 Technical Writing
Registration for All
REGISTER DURING EARLY REGISTRATION
YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR COMPUTERTO REGISTER EARLY
Track your progress on your CPS. When you complete a class, fill in the grade on your CPS.
Contact the SECRETARY in the division office for the class either by E-mail or face-to-face
Provide the following information:
Your name, student ID and major
The semester, class, section number, class date and time
Example: Fall 2014, Biology 3333, section 01, TTH 1:30-2:50
3. Reason you have to take the class at this time.
Math/Statistics Patty Gibson Bayou 3521
Natural Science Maria Winters Bayou 3531
Information Kim Edwards Delta 161
Engineering Janet Brecheen Delta 151
The first digit is the LEVEL: CSCI 3311 or CSCI 5233
Undergraduate: The SECOND digit is CREDIT HOURS CSCI 3311
Graduate: The THIRD digit is CREDIT HOURS CSCI 5233
The other digits don’t mean anything
Master’s Degree MS, MA, MBA, etc.
Upper-level: Junior and Senior Level
Lower-level: Freshman and Sophomore
are responsible for knowing the rules
THESE GRADE REQUIREMENTS ARE LISTED ON YOUR CPS
The average of the grades earned in
of the classes* for which you have earned credit at UHCL.
*If a class is repeated, the last grade replaces the first grade in the GPA calculation.
Cumulative GPA includes:
Even if you change your major, the classes that do not apply to your new major still count in your UCHL cumulative GPA.
The average of all the classes you take at UHCL in a single semester. This is only important if you are on probation or suspension.
Undergraduate students whose Cumulative GPA drops below 3.00 are placed on probation.
While on probation, the semester GPA must be 3.00 or better every semester until the cumulative GPA rises to 3.00, at which time the student is removed from probation.
If, while on probation, a student earns a semester GPA of less than 3.00, the student is placed on suspension, cannot attend UCHL for one semester, and must request reinstatement.
A second suspension is for one year.
A third suspension is forever.
Be aware of UHCL’s +/- grading system:
BEWARE! The grade of B- is only 2.667 points
1. SCE Graduate students may request to change your major once, and only once, in an academic year.
2. There will be a window of time each semester when SCE Advising will accept graduate student requests to change majors. The window to change majors opens at the beginning of Open Registration.
3. If you request and are accepted to a new major, you forfeitthe opportunity to be accepted back to your former major.
5. Allow 4-6 weeks for a decision on acceptance to a new major. If denied, you will remain in your current major and there will be no change in your status.
Many departments have the authority to put holds on students which will prevent you from registering.
Examples include overdue library books, unpaid parking tickets, unpaid fees.
Academic Advisors CANNOT help you with any of these holds