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Advising for Undergraduate CS Students

Priority registration advising instructions for CS sophomores, juniors and seniors ONLY

(CS Freshmen are to meet/contact their College advisors, 3rd floor FPAT, for more information.) Students currently on Co-op, e-mail Kathy or Jennifer  for advising (Kathy@cs.uky.edu or Jennifer.ellis2@uky.edu). 

Summer ‘19 & Fall ‘19 Priority Registration windows open:
March 26 for Honors, Athletes, ROTC, and Students with Disabilities
March 27 & 28 for Seniors
March 29 & April 1 for Juniors
April 2 & 4 for Sophomores

(Verify your exact registration window on your myUK “Plan and Register” tab.)

Follow these five steps to make the advising process more productive: 

1) SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT (NO DROP-IN MEETINGS) with your advisor.  Appointments will be available February 18 – April 17. 

All CS students will make their appointment through the online appointment scheduler on myUK: This system works best with FireFox and Chrome browsers. Appointments are available in 30-minute increments.  A typical advising appointment will last 20 minutes.  Appointments must be made and/or canceled 24 hours or more in advance. 

To schedule an appointment, use the instructions below.

  1. Log on to myUK
  2. Click on the myInfo tab
  3. Click on the link at left that says "My Appointments"
  4. Select College of Engineering
  5. Click on Priority Registration 30.
  6. Select appointment date and then double click on the appointment time you desire.
  7. Then click on "Create Appointment."
    You should see a confirmation that your appointment has been scheduled. You will receive an email on your UK email account confirming your appointment.
  8. Click on "Close Appointment" and log off.
  9. You will receive a second email reminder 72 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment. Should you need to cancel or reschedule, log on to myUK and re-enter the appointment scheduler to make your changes.

Advisor availability is limited, so if you wait to schedule your appointment – or if you miss your appointment – you may delay your registration until the Add/Drop window (April 24- June 15 and July 13- August 30 ).  

2) PLAN COURSES: Prior to your advising appointment, please log into your myUK GPS Planner and plan courses for the Summer/ Fall 2019 semesters AND Spring 2020 semester. Pre-planning your courses is required by UK and the College of Engineering. To learn how to use the myUK GPS Planner to plan courses, visit www.uky.edu/registrar/sites/www.uky.edu.registrar/files/reginstructions_0.pdf

 If you fail to plan for these two semesters you will be asked to reschedule your advising appointment due to your lack of preparation. This could result in a delay of your course registration as appointments fill rapidly.

Helpful Tips:

To learn what courses can count for the Computer Science Elective requirement and Technical Elective requirement, please visit < www.cs.uky.edu/future/undergrad/degree-requirements.

CS Major Requirements sheets and course descriptions for most Computer Science classes are available at < http://www.cs.uky.edu/courses>. 

3a) MEET with a FACULTY ADVISOR:   Computer Science majors are required to meet with an assigned Faculty Advisor once an academic year.  If you did not meet with your Faculty Advisor (Faculty Mentor) during the Fall 2018 semester, you need to do that in the Spring 2019 semester by February 28th.  Without a signed form on file, the lifting of your advising hold will be delayed for Summer 2019/Fall 2019 priority registration advising.  If you are on co-op or new to the Computer Science major, then you will meet with a Faculty Advisor in the 2019-2020 academic year.  Should you have any questions about the status of your Faculty Advisor form, please contact your Academic Advisor. 

3b) MEET with ACADEMIC ADVISOR (Kathy Ice-Wedding or Jennifer Ellis): Computer Science majors are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor once per each advising season.  Therefore, you will meet with your assigned academic advisor prior to opening of your priority registration window.

4)  Check myUK for any HOLDS on your record (i.e. HAVEN, C.A.T.S., unpaid parking tickets, library fines, admissions, any unpaid UK bill, etc.) and address them.  An “advisor hold” is normal; this will be lifted after you have met with your academic advisor.  You will not be able to register until all holds are cleared. 

5) Keep your appointment.   Please be courteous of everyone’s time – the myAppointment system allows for cancellations 24 hrs in advance and/or email your advisor of your circumstances for last minute cancellations.  If you are late for your appointment, please understand you may need to reschedule.

I am looking forward to meeting with you and the opportunity to assist with your preparation for your next successful semester in Computer Science!