Advising Updates

Fall 2024 Course Updates (as of 4/5/24)

Permanent Area 2 Course
CMSC 472 (3) Introduction to Deep Learning has been permanently added to Distributive Area 2 of the CS Major. Please contact your assigned academic advisor to apply this course towards your CS Major requirements (where applicable).

The following CMSC course waitlists are capped for the fall semester:

  • CMSC131 (all sections except Freshmen Connection)
  • CMSC132 (all sections)
  • CMSC216 (all sections)
  • CMSC250 (all sections)
  • CMSC330 (all sections)
  • CMSC351 (all sections)
  • CMSC414 (section 0101, 0201)
  • CMSC421 (section 0101)
  • CMSC422 (section 0101)
  • CMSC424 (section 0201)
  • CMSC436 (section 0201)

Fall 2024 Course Updates

Temporary Area 1 Course
CMSC 498B (3) Selected Topics in Computer Science; Cloud Computing can be applied to Distributive Area 1 of the CS Major (Fall 2024 only). Please contact your assigned academic advisor to apply either course towards your CS Major requirements (where applicable).

Spring 2024 Course Updates (as of 11/13/23)

The following CMSC course waitlists are capped:

  • CMSC131 (all sections except Freshmen Connection)
  • CMSC132 (all sections)
  • CMSC216 (all sections)
  • CMSC250 (all sections)
  • CMSC330 (all sections)
  • CMSC351 (all sections)
  • CMSC411 (section 0101)
  • CMSC414 (section 0101)
  • CMSC416 (section 0101)
  • CMSC420 (section 0301)
  • CMSC422 (section 0201)
  • CMSC424 (section 0201)
  • CMSC434 (section 0301)
  • CMSC436 (all sections)
  • CMSC451 (section 0101)

Spring 2024 Course Updates and Capped Waitlists

Temporary Area 2 Course
CMSC 498F (3) Selected Topics in Computer Science; Advances in XR can be applied to Distributive Area 2 of the CS Major (Spring 2024 only). Please contact your assigned academic advisor to apply either course towards your CS Major requirements (where applicable).

The following CMSC course waitlists are capped:

  • CMSC131 (all sections except Freshmen Connection)
  • CMSC132 (all sections)
  • CMSC216 (all sections)
  • CMSC250 (all sections)
  • CMSC330 (all sections)
  • CMSC351 (all sections)
  • CMSC414 (section 0101)
  • CMSC416 (section 0101)
  • CMSC434 (section 0301)
  • CMSC436 (section 0101)

Information Week Starts Next Week!

CS Undergraduate Advising Office's Information Week (week of October 16)
The CS Undergraduate Advising Office will hold three information sessions/workshops for current CS students and prospective major applicants.

  • LEP Info Session
    • Time: 5-7 PM
    • Location: IRB 1116
    • Info: Want to be a CS Major? Interested in applying and want to know more about our requirements?
  • 4xx Information Session
    • Time: 5-7 PM
    • Location: IRB 0318 (Gannon Auditorium)
    • Info: Trying to decide what CMSC 4XX classes to take next semester?
  • Academic Planning Workshop
    • Time: 12-1 PM
    • Location: IRB 2207
    • Info: Need help creating your 4 year plan? Have questions about coursework?

Fall 2023 Advisor Assignments, Pt. 2

Fall 2023 Advisor Assignments Update
As a reminder, all students new to the CS Major will be assigned an advisor tomorrow, September 25. Please make sure you check your Terpmail in the afternoon to ensure you're not missing any communication from the department! For a PDF guide for new and returning students in the major please click below:

CS Undergraduate Advising Office's Information Week (week of October 16)
The CS Undergraduate Advising Office will hold three information sessions/workshops for current CS students and prospective major applicants. More information about each session will be posted soon.

Fall 2023 Advising Assignment Update

Fall 2023 Advisor Assignments
All students new to the CS Major will be assigned an advisor by September 25. Please make sure you check your Terpmail often to ensure you're not missing any communication from the department!

Fall 2023 CS Exception to Policy Requests
The CS Undergraduate Advising Office will not accept Fall 2023 exception requests after the close of business today. We will reopen the exception form for Winter 2024 and Spring 2024 exception requests on or around October 17, 2023. If you have a questions or concerns about a fall exception request, please reach out to the CS Undergraduate Advising Office at ugrad [at] cs.umd.edu for assistance.

Fall 2023 Course Updates

Temporary Area 2 Courses
The following CMSC courses can be applied to Distributive Area 2 of the CS major (Fall 2023 only):

  • CMSC 498E (3) Selected Topics in Computer Science; Robotics
  • CMSC 498Z (3) Selected Topics in Computer Science; Differentiable Programming

Please contact your assigned academic advisor to apply either course towards your CS major requirements (where applicable).

Newly Added CMSC4XX Courses / Open Seats
Are you looking for a second or third CMSC4XX course to add to your schedule this fall? Several more CMSC4XX courses have been added to the Schedule of Classes over the summer, and there are a number of courses with open seats! If you are on a long waitlist for other CMSC4XX courses, we encourage you to look into other options.

  • CMSC411 Computer Systems Architecture
  • CMSC412 Operating Systems
  • CMSC423 Bioinformatic Algorithms, Databases, and Tools
  • CMSC436 Programming Handheld Systems
  • CMSC456 Cryptography
  • CMSC457 Introduction to Quantum Computing
  • CMSC498E Selected Topics in Computer Science; Robotics
  • CMSC498Z Selected Topics in Computer Science; Differentiable Programming

...and more! See Testudo for a full list of open sections

Fall 2023 Capped Waitlists (as of 4/28/23)

The following CMSC course waitlists are capped:

  • CMSC131 (all sections except Freshmen Connection)
  • CMSC132 (all sections)
  • CMSC216 (all sections)
  • CMSC250 (all sections)
  • CMSC330 (all sections)
  • CMSC351 (all sections)
  • CMSC414 (All section)
  • CMSC414 (Section 0101)
  • CMSC420 (Section 0101, 0301, 0401)
  • CMSC421
  • CMSC460 (0201)

Fall 2023 Capped Waitlists (as of 4/25/23)

The following CMSC course waitlists are capped:

  • CMSC414 (Section 0101)
  • CMSC420 (Section 0101, 0301, 0401)
  • CMSC421
  • CMSC460 (0201)