Faculty Recruiting Support CICS

Registration for Fall 2021 Courses

CICS Course Information Available Here

Registrar COVID-19 Updates Here

UPDATED 3/13/21


CICS Advisors are working through this time and are here for any questions you may have! We have Zoom, email, and telephone advising options (by appointment). Let us know how we can help! For general questions email cicsadvising@umass.edu.

Registration Process:

Computer Science majors who meet the criteria below will have holds placed on their SPIRE account and will not be able to register for classes until they have met with their assigned advisor:

Holds will be placed in SPIRE if you (any one of these):

- Have a cumulative GPA below 2.5
- Are on Academic Probation
- Are new to the CS Major this semester (this includes transfer students and those who moved to CS from another major)

Other students are welcome to meet with their advisor but are not required to do so. You will all receive information from your advisors about whether you have a hold and what to do.

Other important information:

  • If you have another type of hold on your account please follow the SPIRE instructions to lift your hold. If you need assistance or have questions, your advisor or our front desk can help. Please email cicsadvising@umass.edu.

If you have not heard from your advisor, email them! Their contact information is at the bottom right of your SPIRE student center page.


  • CS Majors with assigned faculty advisors: see the CS Registration Page
  • CS Majors assigned to:  Fabienne Boisson, Gregory Boisseau, Ben Conrick, Laura Melbin, or Pamela Stawasz: Look for information in your email about pre-registration advising. You will work with your assigned advisor. 
  • All Informatics Majors: Look for information in your email about pre-registration advising.
  • All CICS Exploratory Track Students: Look for information in your email about pre-registration advising. You will speak with Greg or Ben according to the instructions they send.
  • Applicants on Contract/Prospective students in other majors: sign up for an appointment here https://www.cics.umass.edu/content/undergraduate-peer-advising


Check SPIRE for your Enrollment Appointment date and time. Remember, your "enrollment appointment" refers to the date and time you can sign up for classes in SPIRE. You are responsible for meeting with your advisor before this date.