Registration Clearance for CS First Majors

Bookbagging for Spring 2021 starts Monday, Oct. 19. Registration begins Wednesday Oct. 28, 2020. Drop/Add begins Tuesday Nov. 10.


In ordered to be cleared to register for courses, all CompSci First Majors must meet with a member of the CSTeach team, which is our Teaching Associates (Kate O'Hanlon and Yesenia Velasco) and Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Georgia Tse) during the registration drop-in hours. Their hours are shown in the calendar below. Please do not wait, as delaying til your registration window will increase the load on the CSTeach team, and increase your possible waiting time. A drop-in will take less than 5 mins.

Do not go to your advisor for registration clearance. Only meet with your advisor if you want advice on topics such as, why go to graduate school, how to get started on research, etc. or you can virtually meet with DUS Susan Rodger or DUS Associate Owen Astrachan.

If you are doing an IDM, please see the DUS, Susan Rodger to get cleared. Please see the DUS drop in hours with Susan Rodger.

In general, if you have questions send email to dus@cs.duke.edu and we will answer them there.

Virtual Meetings with the DUS


If you want to sign up to meet virtually with the DUS Susan Rodger for questions about the major or advising, you can find her appointment times slots on this page. (requires authentication)

CSTeach Registration Clearance Hours:


Please make an appointment to see the DUS Susan Rodger if you are in need of clearance at this time. (see above)

Permission Numbers for Spring 2021 courses


If you need a Permission Number (PIN) for Spring 2021, please fill out this form.

This PIN is for overriding course pre-requisites. It will NOT get you in a course that is full, and you will be placed on the waitlist. You will receive the PIN prior to your registration window. If you are undeclared, you will need to submit a Dean's permission form with the Registrar to get into graduate level classes.

 

Answers to Common Questions:


Who do I meet with if my first major is not CompSci?

If you are a CompSci second major or CompSci minor, then you need to meet with your First Major Advisor to be cleared to register.

Who do I meet with if I am doing study abroad?

If you are away/abroad this semester, you are automatically cleared for registration for next semester courses. 

If you are planning on being abroad next semester and you have been approved for a study abroad program, then you do not need to meet with an advisor. If you have not been approved yet, you should bookbag and register for Duke courses just in case. Many CompSci courses fill up during the registration period, so if you do not go abroad, it would be difficult to add CompSci courses later.

How do I add/drop/change my major, minor, concentration or certificate?

Instructions and links for doing so are available on the registrar’s website. Note that no changes to academic plans will be processed by the registrar’s office during registration period.

Are there substitutions for courses?

Any substitutions must be approved by the DUS office. A list of common substitutions are on this page, but they are not automatic. Send a request to dus@cs.duke.edu for approval of a course substitution.