Faculty Recruiting Support CICS

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2024 COURSES

UPDATED 10/5/23


All CICS students receive an email from their assigned advisor before registration

If you have not heard from your advisor, email them! Their contact information is at the bottom right of your SPIRE student center page. Be sure to check your junk email folder as well.


COURSE UPDATES, OVERRIDES, AND SCHEDULES:

SPRING 2024 COURSE SCHEDULE

Please see SPIRE for the most up to date course schedule (spring schedule to come out at end of October).

LIVE COURSE UPDATES

CICS Active Course Updates: up-to-date information on pending/resolved course changes and issues.

COURSE OVERRIDES:

  • The Override form opens November 20. Read class notes for eligibility!
  • Please read class notes and the CICS override webpage carefully. Only request overrides as instructed.
  • Overrides are for circumstances where SPIRE is incorrectly excluding you from a course or for when you have specific special circumstances, not to bypass SPIRE when courses are full.
  • CICS Override Form

Enrollment Date/Enrollment Appointment

See the Registrar's webpage for the updated course registration schedule. Your "enrollment appointment" is the date and time when you can login to SPIRE to register for classes.


ADVISING AND HOLDS:

DROP - IN PEER ADVISING

Informatics and CS Peer Advisors are available! Their schedule is here.

Informatics Majors

Informatics majors have no registration holds, but are encouraged to meet with their assigned advisor before registering.

CS Majors

Those CS majors who meet any criteria below must meet with their assigned advisor to lift their registration hold.

  • A cumulative GPA below 2.7
  • Are on Academic Discipline (Probation/Warning/Reinstatement)
  • Are new to the CS Major this semester

Other students are welcome to meet with their advisor but are not required to do so. All students receive email from assigned advisors about course registration; please check your inbox and junk mail thoroughly.

Whether you have a hold or not, meeting with a Peer Advisor to review course options is an excellent plan.

OTHER HOLDS (BURSAR/HEALTH/ETC)

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.

 

 

 WHOM TO CONTACT FOR ADVISING

CICS Advisors have Zoom and in-person advising options (by appointment). Let us know how we can help! For general questions email cicsadvising@umass.edu.

  • CS Majors: 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. You will work with your assigned advisors.
  • All CICS Exploratory Track Students: Look for information in your email about pre-registration advising.
  • Applicants on Contract/Prospective students in other majors: Drop-in when our Peer Advisors have office hours, which you can find here