All our students have an assigned professional advisor from the Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center. After a student has declared Computer Science or Computer Information Technology as his or her major and earned 30 credit hours, a faculty advisor from the Computer Science Department is assigned to the student. The advisor-advisee relationship continues on a one-to-one basis until graduation. Advisement involves more than just course selection and Alternate PIN number. Advisors provide guidance and gauge the progress of advisees. Besides assisting in problem resolution, they open up opportunities in internship, student research, and other directions of professional growth. Their insight and tremendous wealth of knowledge and scholarship will augment, enhance, and refine students from every point in the academic spectrum.
Useful Links for Registration and Advisement:
- Registration: http://www.wpunj.edu/registrar/registration/
- Course offerings: https://selfservice.wpunj.edu/pls/PROD/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched
- UCC courses: https://webapps.wpunj.edu/facultyservices/wpucc/ website_pages/ucc_courses.cfm
- Undergraduate Catalog: https://webapps.wpunj.edu/catalog/?level=UG
- CS and CIT curriculum materials are available on the degree programs page.
- Computer Science advisors contact information is on the faculty page.
Note to Students (Advisees):
No effort will be spared to guarantee student success. However, on some occasions where indicators are not evident, as telepathy is just beyond advisor qualifications, students should contact their advisors and express concerns, problems, interests, and questions. Don't wait till registration or until a problem is critical (often too late). Likewise, during summers and emergencies (when an advisor is ill, at a conference, etc.), consult the Chairperson, not as a substitute but a temporary, secondary resource under crisis.
At the university level, the Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center provides a comprehensive program designed to assist students in making appropriate choices related to selecting a college major and ultimately defining their career goals. The center works in collaboration with the Computer Science Department to provide students with the essential tools needed to achieve academic and career success.
In addition to professors offering their respective courses and faculty advisors to students, several institutional centers expand upon the classroom experience. Free mentoring and tutoring services are offered at three levels: department, college, and university.