Your worksheet is your check list of courses for your catalog that you must complete and/or have credit for to satisfy your major degree requirements. Cross everything off on this list and you have completed your degree requirements! No course may satisfy 2 requirements on this list.
What is my catalog year?
Why are there so many changes?
Please review Summary of catalog changes to compare and help you decide if you want to change to the newest one We are only accepting requests to change to the newest catalog: (https://ccle.ucla.edu/mod/questionnaire/view.php?id=12530)
All changes are cumulative. So if you change to the F2018-SP2019 catalog, it will include all previous changes as well.
Please note that some catalog requirements add up to <180 units. You must have completed 180 units (including all transfer credit) to be eligible to graduate. You may need to take additional courses to meet 180 units.
|No changes for F18||Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Catalog
|Fall 2017-Spring 2019 Catalog
||Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Catalog
|Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Catalog
||Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Catalog
|No changes for F16||Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Catalog
|Fall 2014-Spring 2016 Catalog
|Fall 2014-Spring 2015 Catalog
|Fall 2013-Spring 2014 Catalog||Fall 2013-Spring 2014 Catalog|
For catalogs older than 2013, please contact a CS counselor.
Course planning tips: (click for pdf version)
Get ready to make a course plan!
Know your requirements:
- Generate Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS): MyUCLA under Academics
- Grab your CS or CSE worksheet from above.
- Review Technical Breadth options
- Review Sci-Tech options (CS Majors only)
To plan your future courses, you will also need
Let’s get snapshot of your current credit and what you have left!
Using DARS, Cross off your completed classes on your worksheet (if courses not appearing on DARS or look incorrect, submit a message to your CS counselors via myUCLA Message Center).
Courses may not satisfy more than one requirement/line on your worksheet.
Complete this list and you have completed your degree!
To make a plan for next quarter:
Use the requisite chart you opened in Step 1 to highlight all the courses for which you meet the requisites RIGHT NOW. This is your list of alternates and options to build a schedule once days and times become available in the Schedule of Classes.
Creating a tentative academic plan for future quarters:
Prioritize 1-2 required upper div courses a quarter with no more than 1 in your final quarter then Fill in with Elective, GE, TBR, Ethics, etc
Look ahead to your electives. Are any of the ones you want to take offered only once a year? Plan to complete the requisites in your 3rd year so that in your last year you have the option take those courses in ANY quarter they are offered.
Plan to complete CS 111 and 180 by Fall of your 3rd year to give you flexibility in your upper div scheduling.
Do not take CS 111 and 131 in the same quarter. They have heavy workloads.
Note that postponing a course for a specific instructor may limit your options or could delay your graduation.
First Pass (enroll in up to 10 units):Identify core major courses that are smaller, only offered once a year, or that fulfill requisites for an upcoming course that is only offered once a year. (Note: you may not be able to access upper division courses outside of CS in first pass like STATS 100A) While still taking lower div courses, consider prioritizing your Physics and Math courses for first pass since we do not have control to enroll you if they are full.
Second Pass (enroll in up to 21 units): Identify courses with large enrollments that have not filled in the past, are offered multiple quarters a year, have multiple lectures (unless only one works for your schedule, then consider for first pass)
If Classes are fulluse the (ECR) Enrollment Consideration Form. Submit this early in your enrollment. We may be able to get you into the class before the quarter starts. But there is no guarantee, so have a back up in mind.
If you receive a Requisite Errorand you have transfer or substitution credit, Submit a message to Academic Counselor via myUCLA Message Center. Include your Section preferences (1A, 1B, Lab 1, etc)
If you are heavily involved in extra-curricular activities, job/internship recruitment, etc, consider this a “course” you are enrolling in and consider scaling back your enrollment to 3 courses so you are not overloaded and can still balance your academics.
Remember that Drop Deadlines are strictly enforced and you should put reminders in your calendar
Remember, you are making a TENTATIVE plan that may change quarter to quarter, it may look different from the 4 yr plan in the back of the Announcement and it may look different from your fellow CS or CSE major. That is okay. Every student has a unique path to degree completion.
A 4 yr, 3 yr, 2 yr plan is a tool to see how many quarters you have left to complete your degree, but it can be stressful if you hold yourself to enroll in exactly those classes. A better scheduling exercise is to additionally make a list of ALL the courses you could enroll in next quarter (based on requisites) (see that highlighted list you should already have from Step 3. Now you have a nice list of alternates if a class fills up or there is a time conflict. As long as you are crossing things off your worksheet every quarter, you are making degree progress.
If you need to, you can bring your completed plan to 6426 Boelter Hall, Office of Academic & Student Affair’s to review with Counselor