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Undergraduate Advising

Academic advising is required of all undergraduate degree majors prior to being cleared to register for classes. The goal of an academic advising session is for students and their advisors to work together to develop an academic plan that helps students reach their academic goals. For a full list of student and advisor responsibilities within advising, please view the CECAS Advising page. The School of Computing offers courses under the following major prefixes:

  • CPSC (Computer Science)
  • Digital Production Arts (DPA)
  • Human-Centered Computing (HCC)

Clemson's electronic course catalog will allow you to search for courses. Undergraduate courses are numbered between 1000 and 4999 (e.g., CPSC 1000 - 4999).  Currently, the School of Computing offers undergraduate-level coursework for the CPSC and DPA minors.  Course offerings for specific semesters are shown via the iROAR registration system.

Advising Team

Advisor Role Email Office Phone
Dr. Chris Plaue Undergraduate Program Coordinator &
Advisor: CS & CIS
cplaue@clemson.edu
(preferred)
McAdams 100F 864.656.6933
Amanda Menefee Academic Advisor: First & Second Year CS & CIS, Bridge Program menefee@clemson.edu McAdams 101 864.656.0944
Melissa Green Academic Advisor: First & Second Year CS & CIS meg5@clemson.edu McAdams 102 864.656.1772
Russ Denney Academic Advisor: First & Second Year CS & CIS rdenney@clemson.edu McAdams 105 864.656.0637
Morgan McConnell Academic Advisor: First & Second Year CS & CIS mcclard@clemson.edu McAdams 104 864.656.5577
Dr. Svetlana Drachova Academic Advisor: CS & CIS sdracho@clemson.edu McAdams 228
Dr. Yvon Feaster Academic Advisor: CS & CIS yfeaste@clemson.edu McAdams 301
Prof. Connie Taylor Academic Advisor: CS & CIS  connie2@clemson.edu McAdams 210
Dr. Yu-Shan Sun Academic Advisor: CS & CIS yushans@clemson.edu McAdams 226B
Prof. Roger Van Scoy Academic Advisor: CS & CIS vanscoy@clemson.edu McAdams 226A

Advising Appointments

Your primary academic advisor is listed in Degree Works. Please use the CU Navigate system to schedule an appointment, or download the Clemson Guide application for your smartphone. Guide's features include appointment scheduling, viewing your class schedule, the official academic calendar, and much more.

Link to Apple App Store  Link to Google Play Store 

For immediate and urgent advising issues, Ms. Menefee, Ms. Green, and Dr. Plaue have walk-in hours (excluding breaks or times when Clemson University is closed).

Advising Drop-In Hours

Hours will be posted at the beginning of the Fall Semester.

Drop-in advising hours are intended for urgent matters that cannot wait for an appointment. Drop-in advising hours exclude breaks or times when Clemson University is closed and are effective through the last day of classes.


Program & Course FAQ

The below information contains several frequently asked questions regarding undergraduate academic advising for the School of Computing.

Change Major into Computer Science/Computer Information Systems

Students who change majors into Computer Science or Computer Information Systems must have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 or higher and satisfy the Registrar's requirements for changing academic programs.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a School of Computing academic advisor prior to changing majors. Please use the advising appointment system to schedule an appointment (or visit during office hours) with Dr. Plaue and fill out an Undergraduate Change of Program form.

Change from Computer Science to Another Major

To change from Computer Science to another major, fill out an Undergraduate Change of Program form before visiting your new major's department. They will need to sign off to indicate that you have permission to enroll in that major. Once you've done this, you will next need to visit your Computer Science advisor for acceptance.


Additional information on Changing Majors can be found on the Registrar page. To view the online form:

iROAR -> Student -> Student Records -> Undergraduate Change of Program

For non-CPSC-prefixed courses, you should check the Transfer Course Equivalency List (TCEL) to make sure the course will be accepted at Clemson. Print out an Approval of Coursework to be Taken Elsewhere form and use CU Navigate to schedule an appointment with Ms. Menefee or Ms. Siders.

For CPSC-prefixed coursework (which may have a prefix of CS or CSCI at another institution), you will need to make an appointment with Dr. Plaue. Please bring a printout of the syllabus of the course in question. You need to complete this paperwork prior to taking a class at another institution.

VIEW TRANSFER INFORMATION

Each student is assigned a registration time ticket. You may check your registration time ticket in iROAR by clicking on Student > Student Profile > Registration Notices.

You will be assigned a primary advisor. To find your advisor, use iROAR to access DegreeWorks. Your advisor's name will be listed at the top of your DegreeWorks audit.

  • CPSC 1010 - Computer Science I* (4 credits)
  • CPSC 1020 - Computer Science II* (4 credits)
  • CPSC 2070 - Discrete Structures for Computing (3 credits)
  • CPSC 2120 - Algorithms and Data Structures (4 credits)
  • CPSC 2150 - Software Development Foundations (3 credits)
  • CPSC 2310 - Introduction to Machine Organization (4 credits)
  • CPSC 2910 - Seminar in Professional Issues I (1 credit)
  • CPSC 3720 - Software Engineering (3 credits)
  • CPSC 4910 - Seminar in Professional Issues II (3 credits)

*Alternative courses may satisfy this requirement or specific departments may require alternative courses. Please see the requirements for each major or consult an advisor.

Academic holds

In iROAR, visit Student > Student Profile > Holds. You should contact the office that initiated the hold to find out how to clear it.

If a class has an available waitlist, you should enroll in the waitlist. If any available seats open (e.g., an enrolled student switches out of the class or more seats become available), the next available person on the waitlist will receive an automated email allowing him or her to register for the course. Note, the amount of time that a student has to register once receiving a notification is time-limited, so make sure you check your Clemson email address daily while on the waitlist (even over breaks). Please see the Registrar's waitlist information page for more details regarding the waitlisting process.

If the course does not have a waitlist available, you may use the "Request Closed Section" feature in iROAR to request a seat.

Note, the best method for ensuring you get into the classes that you need is to register as soon as your time ticket opens.

Check your undergraduate announcements for any policies and procedures. Generally, if a CPSC course is counting towards your degree in any way but "general electives", you must retake that class for a C or higher

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Who Do I Contact?

Not sure who you should contact about forms, changing majors, or adding a minor? The School of Computing has dedicated undergraduate advising and student services staff to assist you. LEARN MORE