Undergraduate Advisement | Computer Science | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics


Undergraduate Advisement

The Computer Science Undergraduate Program Director will meet with new admitted and transfer students to review your career objectives and help you outline a course of study to meet your goals. The Director is available for assistance to CS undergraduate majors at any time throughout their program of study. To make an appointment, call the Computer Science Main Office at 536-2327. Additionally, an Undergraduate Orientation seminar is conducted each fall semester. The seminar offers you an opportunity to gain familiarity with changes in the curriculum and an opportunity to ask questions regarding the curriculum, course offerings, advisement, registration, and computer science program issues.

There are some Computer Science students who must meet with the Undergraduate Program Director. They are:

  • Students who are on academic probation.
  • Students who have less than a 2.00 average in the major.
  • Students deemed to be academically "at risk."
  • Graduating seniors (with Major Check forms).

New Freshmen or Transfer Students:

Once admitted to the University and after the initial meeting with the Undergraduate Program Director, new freshmen and/or transfer students must make an appointment with an advisor in the College of Science Advisement Office. To see an advisor, call 536-5537 or stop by Neckers A185 at least two days in advance to make an appointment. This will allow the advisor time to review your transfer credit and set up the MATH placement testing, if needed.

Current Students:

The first two weeks of fall and spring semesters, the College of Science Advisement Office is open for walk-ins all day. If you have problems or questions, drop in at your convenience. No appointment is necessary. After the second week, there are two or three walk-in hours every day for problems and questions. If you need to see an advisor, call 536-5537 or stop by Neckers A185 to see when these times are available.

Make advisement/registration appointments early. During the second week of each semester, the College of Science Advisement Office begins making advisement/registration appointments for the next semester. Registering early can make a difference in obtaining the classes you want.