CSE Information Guide
Enrollment Guidelines
for CSE Majors

Last Modified: 2005 October 27

Normal Progress

The Department is committed to ensuring that students succeed in their studies and graduate in a timely manner. The Departmental resources do not allow us to assist or to encourage individual students to complete their degrees in accelerated or compressed mode. On the other hand, students who attempt to catch up after they allowed their progress to slow down can only be accommodated if space permits. The "normal progress rate" allows a 120 credits degree to have the expected completion time of four years, and a 90 credits degree to have the expected completion time of three years, assuming full-time mode of study in each case.

Note. The phrase "permission of the course director" is being used in various university publications with a variety of meanings. In the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, this phrase conveys a consultative process between the instructor and the undergraduate office. However, at the conclusion of such consultation, permission is granted or denied at the sole discretion of the undergraduate office.

Enrollment procedure - Fall and Winter terms

Course Removals by the Department

Limits on Course Enrollment

Note: Fall and Winter are normal progress terms. Summer is not a normal progress term.

The following are the maximum number of CSE courses allowed per term, and are consistent with the definition of normal progress. The count includes courses taken on letters of permission.

  1. 1000-level CSE courses -- maximum of 1 per term.

  2. 2000/3000/4000-level CSE courses -- combined maximum of 3 in each of Fall and Winter terms.

  3. The Summer term maximum is 2 courses.
  4. But remember that prerequisites must be met in all cases!

Additional Selection Criteria

The Department uses the following criteria to select amongst applications for enrollment in courses during the Normal Progress Exercise: