Current Computer Science Interest Students

Advice for Current CS Interest Students

  • If you have not yet declared the CS Major but are interested, please understand how we are working to address the current demand to study computer science.  Introductory Computer Science Pre-Major courses have some access restrictions in Phase I of registration (CSCI 141, 145, 241, 247, and 301) to support our enrollment goals. CSCI 141 and 145 have credit restrictions and 241, 247 and 301 have a Pre-Major restriction. Students that surpass the credit range or are not Pre-Majors, will have the opportunity to register when access restrictions lift.
  • Declare the Computer Science Pre-Major as soon as you complete CSCI 145.  This helps keep you on track and improves access to the rest of the Pre-Major classes.
  • If you can’t get into the next CSCI class you need, be sure waitlist for all available sections of that class.    
  • Apply to the Computer Science Major when you are in the last of CSCI 241, 247 and 301. Pay attention to the posted application deadlines.

Advising Appointments

CS Pre-Major Advisor

Mary Hall

Communications Facility, CF 495

(360)-650-2300

Mary.Hall@wwu.edu

CS Major advising

All Computer Science majors are assigned a faculty advisor. The faculty advisor serves as the primary advising contact for declared majors.

Student Responsibilities to Stay On Track

Resources

CSCI Core Curriculum

Sample 4 Year Plan of Study

Advising Tools and Resources

Registration Prep

Keep track of important dates and deadlines by visiting information about registration on the Registrar's page.

Registrar's Registration Schedule

Other tips:

  • Know the CS Major Requirements
  • Find classes you need and stay on track for graduation with Degree Works
  • Determine classes you need, and put together a schedule
  • Connect with your advisor for any registration permissions or overrides early
  • Attend a pre-registration advising session, if available
  • Make sure you do not have any registration holds on your account (See Web4U)
  • Register as soon as you are eligible

Need a registration override?

If you have a pre-requisite issue, please email the Pre-Major Advisor and include your name, W#, and the CRN of the class you are seeking to register for, and a description of the issue preventing you from being able to register. Email: Mary.Hall@wwu.edu

Requesting an Appointment

For advising and program information, please email Mary.Hall@wwu.edu

Please include in your email:

  1. Your name
  2. Your Western ID # (if you're an admitted student)
  3. Your advising goal, such as “Declare the Pre-major” or “Course Planning”

Students are also welcome to request a telephone appointment for M-F 9-4.

If you would like to schedule a telephone appointment, email days/times you can take a call, and your telephone number (including area code).