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2013 Summer Orientation
Transcript of 2013 Summer Orientation
Creating a Schedule
Attendance at classes and exams
Academic work outside the classroom
Faculty and staff interaction
Rhetoric & Humanities
Visual and Performing Art
Do I have credit already?
Identify academic goals
Career and graduate school preparation
Choice of majors and certificates
Required for ALL UT students
Rhetoric: RHE 306
26 ACT Writing
600 SAT Writing
AP Language & Composition
When can I take it?
FALL: odd birth month
SPRING: even birth month
Don't forget to include your eid!
Registration Wait lists
ALWAYS GET ON THE WAIT LISTS
ALWAYS register for full-time (even if it's placeholders) while you are on wait lists.
Nonacademic issues, Q-drops, withdrawals
Stress management, course load reduction, workshops, appointments
UGS 302/303 or RHE 306
CS 312 or CS 311 & 314
(social science, VAPA, HIS or GOV)
If you have a question...
Getting more out of College
Important dates this semester:
Freshman Research Initiative
Course credit for independent (supervised) research -
site lists research opportunities
You can call the front office or come by to schedule an individual appointment with an advisor.
WE DO NOT SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS BY EMAIL.
CNS Residential Hall Study Groups
Talk to your professors!
Our faculty are doing research from many cutting-edge areas of CS.
Tuition & payment schedule
Last day to Q-drop or change a class to pass/fail
Registration for Spring 2014
Oct 28 - Nov 8
Even if the only open section is at 8am on a Friday, register for it and wait list for another section. You'll be more upset when you can't graduate on time because you didn't get into the wait listed section.
Visit the CS FAQ page
Visit the appropriate department
Contact your advisor
i.e. Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Testing Services
If your question is short (less than 1 paragraph), email your specific advisor. Otherwise, call and make an appointment.
Don't forget to include your eid!
Remember that the advisors do NOT make appointments by email!
How to get promoted
What if I took an EL class...?
Grades will be used in the calculation of the Entry-level GPA.
At another college
Meet the CS Advisors!
Gina Higby, Peter Guzman, Rob Poynor, Mary Stinson, Rose Renteria (not pictured)
CS First-year Pod
We will register you for this
CS First-year Pods
1-hour seminars weekly
Led by peer mentors
Build CS community
Connect you to specific CS resources
You don't need to do anything to be involved, the advisors will register you after your orientation session!
Find out more info!
CS Readiness Help
Must be registered for CS 312
August 21st - 24th
Class lectures, discussions, guest lectures, etc.
Tips and tricks for academic success
Early check-in for Housing
CS Intensive Workshop
There are several ways to get involved in this research:
CNS Nonacademic Counselors
Counseling and Mental Health Center
If you need help...
Application due July 26th!
More than once
By exam (AP/IB/etc)
The highest grade
achieved in the two
attempts in the course
will be used to calculate
the EL GPA.
The course will count towards meeting EL requirements,
but a grade will not factor
into your EL GPA.
Meet your Pod mentor and Pod-mates!
Free GTT T-shirts!
Get to know the CS faculty!
Meet the entire UT Class of 2017!
Get your horns up!
We will see you at...
Which Calculus should I take?
BS / BA / BSA
No grade lower than a
No more than 2 attempts at any EL course*
CS Entry-level GPA of
UT GPA of
SSB 5th floor
Sun - Thurs
Grouped by class
*You may not retake ANY class at UT if you have made a C- or better in the course