Friday, September 27, 2019

Schedule your appointment or workshop for spring semester registration

Pre-major (lower-division) students: It's time to schedule your academic advising appointment or group registration workshop in order to register for spring semester.
Prepare for spring registration!

You may have noticed that a registration hold has recently been placed on your account. These holds are placed on all pre-major (lower-division) students in the college, and will prevent you from registering for spring 2020 semester courses. Your hold will be removed once you have taken the following action steps.

First-year students (OA Hold)
All first-semester students are required to make a 30-minute appointment with their academic advisor. During this appointment, you can check-in with your advisor about how your current coursework is going, discuss major exploration, and talk about engagement opportunities you are considering. You may also want to review your APAS if you are unsure which liberal education or major coursework you have completed. We also encourage you to discuss your adjustment to the University and ask any questions you have about academic or support resources you need.

Another goal of this appointment is to prepare you for spring 2020 registration by discussing which courses you may want to register for when your enrollment time comes. Most first-year students will not register for courses until the end of November, but you should plan to schedule your appointment by mid-November to ensure you will be able to register on time.

To schedule an appointment, please call the Academic Advising Office at 612-624-2890 or schedule an advising appointment online. First-year students who have sophomore standing based on previous credit earned still must meet one-on-one with their advisor.

Pre-major students with OA1, OA2, or OA3 hold
All other pre-major students who started their college career at the University of Minnesota will need to attend a group registration workshop in order to have their OA1, OA2 or OA3 holds removed. You are not required to meet one-on-one with an advisor in addition to the workshop. During this workshop, you will have a brief presentation by advisors related to engagement, the application to your major process, career exploration, and important deadlines. In addition, you will plan your spring 2020 semester courses.

Please follow these steps to schedule a workshop:

Step One: Login to the online workshop scheduling web page.

Step Two: Select CSE Student Service Front Desk (do not select your college advisor)

Step Three: Search for a workshop. Workshops run through the week of Oct. 14.

To prepare for your workshop:
  • Please bring an electronic device with which you can access your APAS Report and Four-Year Plan for your intended major(s) or a hard copy of the report and plan(s).
  • Review potential parallel plans. These are other majors you may be interested in that would be relatively easy to switch to and would fulfill your goals. If you have questions about what majors would be good parallels for you, please contact your advisor. The Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE) also provides this parallel plan to exploration. Learn more on the CAPE website.
Pre-major students with OA or MDR Hold
You will meet for a 30-minute individual appointment with your CSE college advisor. To schedule an appointment, please call the Academic Advising Office at 612-624-2890 or schedule an advising appointment online.

If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please check out the CSE Academic Advising blog, stop in during drop-in advising hours (Monday-Friday, 2-4 p.m., 105 Lind Hall), or send an email to

CSE Student Services