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Advising Resources

Here’s where you’ll find the resources you should review before selecting courses.  Watch for emails from your faculty advisor; you’ll need to meet with your advisor in order to have the hold removed from your PAWS account before your registration window opens.

Mentored Reserch & Internship Forms

Please complete the appropriate Qualtrics form.

Mentored Research (CSC 298, 498, 499)
Internship (CSC 399)

Mentored Research Forms:  Before completing your form, discuss all relevant details with your faculty mentor.  Details you should discuss include the course number (CSC 498-09, for example), number of units (0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1), research topic (under “Independent Study”), and the project description (under “Independent Study Summary Proposal”).

Pay special attention to the fields for credit overload or swapping a course. First-year and sophomore students should take CSC 298. Junior and senior students should take CSC 498 or CSC 499.

CSC 298 can only be taken for Elective Credit, and the “N/A” option should be selected in the “Independent Study Count as” field.
CSC 498 and CSC 499 may be taken as Capstone, Option, or “N/A” (if elective) and “In-Major Requirement” or “Elective Credit” should be selected in the “Required For” field.

Internship Forms: Before completing your form, check in with Dr. Papamichail about any questions you may have. Details you should be mindful of are: the course number (CSC 399-01), the number of units (typically 1), the type of internship (credit only or credit/stipend), and whether or not you are completing the internship for Capstone credit.


** If you are completing CSC 498/499 or CSC 399 for Capstone credit, you must complete a Capstone Deliverables agreement form and upload it to your Qualtrics form.**

Useful Forms & Newsletters

Registration Newsletter & Wait-List Page

TCNJ Advising Policy

TCNJ Advising Agreement (This must be read and completed BEFORE your advising appointment!)

Advisor’s Approval Form (Open with Adobe to use as fillable form)

Suggested Sequence For CS Majors (College Core Version) (for students who entered the CS major @ TCNJ in Fall 2023 or later)

Suggested Sequence For CS Majors (Liberal Learning Version) (for students who entered the CS major @ TCNJ before Fall 2023)

Computer Science Focus Areas

Program Planner (College Core Version) (for students who entered the CS major @ TCNJ in Fall 2023 or later)

Program Planner (Liberal Learning Version) (for students who entered the CS major @ TCNJ before Fall 2023)

Fall 2024 Registration Newsletter v2 (PDF)

Four Year Planner (Word)

Four Year Planner (PDF)

College Core (Liberal Learning) Webpage
(Use the “search” at the bottom of the page to find classes.)

Capstone Deliverables Agreement Form (PDF)

Increase Maximum Course Load Form (PDF)

Advising Meetings

Before meeting with your advisor: complete your advising agreement form and your four-year planning form. Both forms must be completed before your advising appointment each semester.

During your meeting: discuss your planned courses for the next semester(s) and select alternative courses in case your first choices fill up.

Before and during your registration window: monitor PAWS to see if any of your intended courses close.  If they do, put yourself on the department’s wait-list after your appointment ends; submissions made before your appointment begins will not be reviewed.  You may want to enroll in one of your “alternative” courses in the meantime.

If you have more specific questions, check the department’s policies webpage or contact your advisor.