For advisement, students should contact a CISE Academic Advisor or visit the CISE Student Services Center (E405 CSE Building).

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Grade Point Averages (GPA)

CISE tracks several Grade point Averages (GPA) depending on a student’s major.

UF Cumulative GPA (C-GPA)

A minimum C-GPA of 2.0 is required for all coursework attempted at UF. If a student drops below 2.0, then the student will be on Academic Probation and must sign a probation contract.

  • DAS, CSE and CPE majors must see an undergraduate advisor in E405 in the CISE building
  • CSC majors must see a CLAS Academic Advisor.
Upper Division GPA (UD-GPA)

A minimum UD-GPA of 2.0 is required for all coursework attempted at UF since classified 3EG or 3LS. If a student drops below 2.0, then the student will be on Academic Probation and must sign a probation contract.

  • DAS, CSE and CPE majors must see an undergraduate advisor in E405 in the CISE building
  • CSC majors must see a CLAS Academic Advisor.
Critical Tracking GPA (CT-GPA)

A minimum combined CT-GPA of 2.5 is required for all Critical Tracking courses. If a student drops below 2.5, then the student will be on Critical Tracking Probation and must sign a probation contract.

  • DAS, CSE and CPE majors must see an undergraduate advisor in E405 in the CISE building
  • CSC majors must see a CLAS Academic Advisor.
Computer Science Courses GPA (CS-GPA)

A minimum CS-GPA of 2.0 is required for all computer science courses attempted at UF. If a student drops below 2.0, then the student will be on Departmental Probation and must sign a probation contract.

  • DAS, CSE and CPE majors must see an undergraduate advisor in E405 in the CISE building
  • Not applicable for CSC majors.

Academic Probation

Please see an advisor in the Student Services Center (E405 CSE Building) for more information.

Drop/Add

For information, visit the UF Catalog site’s page on drop/add.

  • Courses can be dropped or added during the drop/add period without penalty. Classes that meet for the first time after the drop/add period can be dropped without academic penalty or fee liability by the end of the next business day after the first meeting. This does not apply to laboratory sections.
  • After drop/add, a course can be dropped up to the date established in the university calendar. A grade of W will appear on the transcript, and students will be held liable for course fees.
  • All drops after the drop/add period must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar by the deadline and are subject to the following restrictions:
    • Students get two drops in their first 60 credit hours attempted at UF (hours carried plus S/U credits and repeats of satisfactory grades, not counting full-term withdrawals from all courses. AP/IB courses are not taken at UF and thus these credits are not counted towards the 60 hours).
    • The term after 60 hours of attempted enrollment at UF, 2 additional drops are allowed. Unused drops do not carry over from the freshman/sophomore years to the junior/senior years.
    • Students transferring to UF with an A.A. degree from a Florida public community college or with 60 or more transfer credits earned from another college or university get only two drops.
    • Students who can document extenuating circumstances may petition their college for additional drops.
    • After the deadline, students may petition to drop provided they can document sufficient reason, usually hardship or medical condition occurring after the deadline.
  • Failure to attend a class does not constitute a drop. 

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering has an additional drop policy for engineering students: A student with an initial course load of 15 credits or more will be permitted to drop one course per semester without penalty provided this is done prior to the end of the seventh week of class and the total credits remaining are 12 or more.

Coursework from Outside UF

CISE undergraduate students can request to transfer in a maximum of four courses toward required core Computer Science or required Computer Science elective coursework, dependent upon courses being deemed equivalent by the Department. For evaluation of transfer courses for Course Equivalency in CISE, transfer students admitted to any of the undergraduate programs offered by CISE (including the UF Online programs) are required to submit Course Equivalency Requests for desired CS courses by the end of their first semester at UF. See below for Course Equivalency request process.

Course Equivalency Request Process

Using the Course Equivalency Request form (click here for COP 3502 or here for other CS courses), students must provide all relevant evidence and documentation of the non-UF course (i.e. course description, syllabus, assignments, instructor contact info.) with the request form as well as the specific UF course for which equivalence is requested. The Course Equivalency Request form and accompanying documentation must be submitted to the Undergraduate Coordinator (ugadvisors@cise.ufl.edu) who will pursue appropriate evaluation.

Co-op/Internship Credit

CISE offers students an opportunity to integrate classroom instruction with practical work experience. The Co-op/Internship program gives students the opportunity to verify academic and vocational interests, gain valuable experience in the chosen field prior to graduation, and earn income that can be used to defray college expenses. The work experience is conducted under approved industrial, business, institutional, or governmental agency supervision.

Internship Policy

CIS 4940, Practical Work (Internship) is a one-credit course that may be applied toward the technical electives requirement for CISE undergraduate degree programs. Students may register for CIS 4940 a maximum of three times for a total of three credits. It may only be taken S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory). Registration for the course is handled through CISE Student Services.

To register for Practical Work (Internship), a formal letter from the sponsoring company describing the nature of the internship must be on file in Student Services before the end of the registration drop/add period. The letter must indicate that the student will be working approximately 40 hours a week over the term of the semester (approximately 600 hours total) and that the internship is computer science/engineering related, provide a description of the student’s responsibilities, and provide detailed contact information of the person or persons who will be supervising the student during the internship.

To successfully complete Practical Work (Internship) with a grade of Satisfactory, a 2-4 page Post-Internship Report written by the student, and a formal Evaluation Letter written by the student’s supervisor(s) is due in the CISE Student Services office one week prior to the end of finals week. The Evaluation Letter must include a review of the student’s work during the internship, an evaluation by the student’s supervisor(s) indicating whether or not the student has satisfactorily completed the internship, and detailed contact information of the person or persons who have supervised and evaluated the student’s performance.

Co-op Policy

CIS 4949 Co-op is a one-credit course that may be applied toward the technical electives requirement for CISE undergraduate degree programs. Students may register for CIS 4949 a maximum of three times for a total of three credits. It may only be taken S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory). The Co-op can either be taken as an Alternating Co-op in which a student works full-time in non-consecutive semesters with a company while only registering for CIS4949 or as a Parallel Co-op in which a student works part-time for consecutive semesters with a company while enrolled as a full-time student at UF. Registration for the course is handled through CISE Student Services. Co-op students are also asked to meet with an advisor at the Career Resource Center before the Co-op begins. The Career Connections Center will keep a file on the student’s Co-op experience.

To register for a Co-op a formal letter from the sponsoring company describing the nature of the Co-op must be on file in Student Services before the end of the registration drop/add period. In the case of an Alternating Co-op, the letter must indicate that the student will be working approximately 40 hours a week over the term of the semester (approximately 600 hours total). In the case of a Parallel Co-op, the letter must indicate that the student will be working approximately 20 hours a week over the term of the semester (approximately 300 hours total). The letter must also indicate that the internship is computer science/engineering related, provide a description of the student’s responsibilities, and provide detailed contact information of the person or persons who will be supervising the student during the internship.

To successfully complete the Co-op with a grade of Satisfactory, a 2-4 page Post-Internship Report written by the student, and a formal Evaluation Letter written by the student’s supervisor(s) is due in the CISE Student Services office within one week prior to the end of finals week. The Evaluation Letter must include a review of the student’s work during the internship, an evaluation by the student’s supervisor(s) indicating whether or not the student has satisfactorily completed the internship, and detailed contact information of the person or persons who have supervised and evaluated the student’s performance.

Graduating Seniors

Degree Application

All CISE graduating seniors are required to submit a Degree Application, usually within the first three weeks of the semester in which they intend to graduate. Degree application due dates can be found here.

Graduating seniors who do not submit a Degree Application Form by the deadline are required to petition their respective college Dean’s office. Petition information can be found here.

Exit Interview

CISE graduating seniors are also required to complete the CISE Online Exit Interview.

Note: The Exit Interview page will require you to log in with your CISE account username and password. If you are using Internet Explorer and receive a certificate error, please click “Continue to this website (not recommended).”