What semesters are CS courses offered?
Most required courses are offered every semester. Check previous semesters in an ECampus course search to find out when CSC elective courses are offered. CSC elective courses are usually offered the same semester each year.
What is a Catalog Year, and can I change it?
The Catalog Year is important – it determines your exact requirements for graduation. By default URI will list your Catalog Year as the year you first attended URI and hold you to those requirements for graduation. Your Catalog Year is listed on eCampus as your Requirement Term. You can change your Catalog Year to any year that you are enrolled at URI. See this page to change your Catalog Year: https://web.uri.edu/registration-records/for-students/change-of-catalog-year-requirement-term
What do I do if a CSC, DSP, or CSF class that I need is full?
First, contact the course instructor requesting a permission number to add the course. If that is not successful, contact the CS Department by emailing Melissa at email@example.com to ask to add yourself to a waiting list.
What should I do if I need to add/drop a class after the open add/drop period?
This requires instructor permission and their signature on the late add/drop form found here: https://web.uri.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2067/Add_or_Drop_Appeal.pdf
Students who are already enrolled in other courses may add a class up until the last day of classes using a late Add form provided that they have permission of both the instructor and the dean. Courses dropped after the deadline will appears a “W” for “withdrawn” on your transcript. This does not affect your GPA.
What is the policy for repeating a course in which I did poorly?
Unless the course description specifically states that students may retake a course, students may only repeat courses in which they received a C- or lower. In this case, each course grade will appear on your transcript. For students within their first 30 attempted credits (or first semester for transfer students), a Second Grade Option is possible. This allows the new grade to replace the student’s original grade in their GPA.
How do I take a course at another institution and transfer it to URI?
Transfer credit is handled by the College of Arts and Sciences. See: https://web.uri.edu/transfer/current-uri-students/. The College of A&S may send you to the URI Department in which the transfer course resides, but start with the College of A&S transfer process. Transferring course credit is not guaranteed. You should get prior approval before taking the course you hope to transfer using the form on the above link. Finding the course you want to take at another institution and its equivalent at URI in the Transfer Equivalent System almost always indicates that the course will transfer.