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Undergraduate Advising

Student advising is ongoing.

From this page you will be able to:

» Find your faculty advisor
» Check your degree progress
» Check CSCI courses offered this term
» Get information on grad checks & graduation

» Access multicultural, environmental literature & upper division elective lists
» Access the Franklin College degree requirements
» View a sample four-year schedule

Who is my advisor?


Your academic advisor is listed on Franklin College's   SARA advising system.

You are an "official CS major" if you have made it through the "gateway" courses:
       CSCI 1302
       CSCI 2610
--you must earn a C or better in each of these courses.

If you are through the gateway courses and do not have a CS faculty member listed, contact Chris Plaue at

Please note, we are transitioning to SARA, so you will not be able to schedule an appointment via it. Please email your faculty advisor for an appointment.


Juniors and seniors (over 60 hrs.): you will see Chris Plaue in 217 Boyd GSRC. Contact Dr. Plaue at or 706-542-4799.

Freshmen and sophomores (under 60 hrs.) that are not honors students: you are seen at Franklin College.

How does departmental advising work?

Each semester you will be notified via email when the Department is ready to advise you. Therefore, please make sure your official UGA email address is on the cs-major Listserv on If not, please contact Dr. Plaue. It is your responsibility to set up an appointment with your departmental advisor. Typically, email is the most efficient method for contacting your advisor.

Please set up your appointment as early as possible, so that you can be cleared to register before your scheduled registration time. You can find your registration time on OASIS.

Before your advising appointment, you may check your overall degree progress on DegreeWorks. DegreeWorks only has degree progress for students who began their studies in Fall 2008 or later. CS students may also check our old departmental degree progress worksheet. If there is anything on this sheet that you don't understand or disagree with, please see Dr. Chris Plaue to reconcile the worksheet before you visit your advisor. It is a good idea to print out the worksheet and pencil in the courses you might want to take.

For all advising appointments, it's best if you spend some time thinking about what classes you need and want to take BEFORE you meet with your advisor. For example, electives are not offered every semester. It is also important to spend time discussing long-term career goals with your advisor during the advising slot.

After your advising appointment, Dr. Plaue will clear you for registration. If you are late to register, you may hand-carry your registration form to Dr. Plaue's office, room 217 Boyd.

How do I prepare for graduation?

Graduation check: This is the procedure to guarantee that you will graduate if you successfully complete your courses. This is typically the semester before you expect to graduate.

When? As soon as you have chosen all the Computer Science classes you will use to fulfill your major requirements.

Graduation Date: You might receive a notice from the University telling you to get a graduation check, before you are ready. This notice is triggered by your expected graduation date stored in the University's records. If you find that your expected graduation date is no longer realistic, log on to OASIS and use the Check Degree Program/Graduation option to change your expected graduation date.

First stop: CS Department: E-mail to tell Chris Plaue that you are ready to graduate. If you have completed or are on track to complete the degree requirements, Dr. Plaue will let you know and you can go on to the next step. If there are any special substitutions in your case, Dr. Plaue will write a letter that will certify that your courses meet departmental degree requirements.

Second stop: Franklin College:
1. Email Greg Kline, gkline at, and ask for an e-grad check. He will send you a confirmation by e-mail listing the requirements/courses that you have to satisfy in order to graduate. Keep this confirmation until you graduate.

Check the Franklin College Graduation Certification Office web site for additional information on graduation.

Links To Useful Advising Related Sites

» Upper division electives with one or no prerequisites
» Courses that satisfy the multicultural requirement
» Courses that satisfy the environmental literacy requirement
» Franklin College degree requirements
» Approved Courses for UGA Core Curriculum

CS Dept. Help Sessions/Tutoring Services

» Academic assistance homepage - free tutoring available through Academic Assistance

MATH 2250 and MATH 2260:  Math Dept. offers help sessions - go to the Math Dept. of 4th floor, GSRC and ask for the schedule. It is usually also on the bulletin board near 217 Boyd. Math tutoring is also available through Academic Assistance.

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