1. What are my alternatives in order to have a more favorable and successful transfer?
    1. Repeat courses with a D or F.
    2. Repeat courses with C (if you didn’t reach a decent score with the first alternative).
  2. What are alternate courses that I could enroll in if I entered the Department with Pre-Basic Math or I failed Pre-Calculus I or II?
    1. Enroll in INGE 3011 (Does not have pre-requisites).
    2. Enroll in required Physical Education courses.
    3. Enroll in a suggested course from the socio-humanistic list that is approved by the Dean of Engineering.
    4. Enroll in a course that is considered a free elective.
  3. Why is it critical to approve all of the math courses in the INSO/CIIC programs?
    1. When a student fails a math course, he or she will be held back since math courses are usually a pre-requisite for the core courses, therefore the academic progress is hindered. By having to take up all of the free elective or socio-humanistic courses in order to maintain 12 credits or more, only the core courses will be left at the end of the bachelor’s degree making the semester harder on the student.
  4. I have failed multiple times Pre-Calculus I or II, should I explore other alternatives in terms of study programs or consider a transfer?
    1. After failing at least two or three times in the courses of Pre-Calculus I or II, the academic progress will be considerably affected. As an alternate option, you may check for programs inside the campus which include programing but with a different focus or vision.
  5. What document should I bring in order to request a course equivalency?
    1. Course syllabus of the institution of origin, transcription of credits, and completing the Course Equivalence form in the Department.
  6. Why doesn’t the enrollment system allow me to select Pre-Calculus I/II and tells me it’s not part of my degree?
    1. Our programs begin with Calculus I. Whenever you have to enroll other math courses, you will have to pass by the department.
  7. Can I take courses in other institutions?
    1. You can request an authorization to take courses in another institution in the office of the Registrar through a form. This form is completed by the Directors of the courses to be registered and the Department Director.
  8. How can I find the curriculum and a guide to the courses I must take each semester?
    1. Please refer to the corresponding curriculum in our Department Page
  9. When is the time to analyze what courses I should take next semester?
    1. During the enrollment process, a period of orientation is separated to help the student prepare his study plan for the next semester.
  10. I am an external / internal transfer student, should I go through the Department   before the enrollment process to prepare a study plan?
    1. Yes. When a student receives their acceptance letter they should contact the Department to arrange an appointment and know what courses they can include in their registration. It is the responsibility of the student to do this coordination since, in the middle of enrollment, it is extremely difficult to work with academic counseling due to the number of students waiting to be attended. Courses will be registered that DO NOT require the approval of equivalences except for those that the departments may have some official list accepting the course of the institution of origin.
  11. What is the difference between INSO/CIIC?
    1. The CIIC program offers students the possibility of taking four technical elective courses in any CSE areas of interest to them.  The INSO program fixes three of these courses to specific courses in Software Engineering: Requirements (INSO 4115), Design (INSO 4116) and Quality (INSO 4117) .  These course prepare students for the special demands of very large mission-critical software systems.  Such systems require more rigorous and and formal methodologies to manage much higher levels of complexity, size and risk.  Students in the CIIC program may select to form alternative study tracks according to interest other than Software Engineering; Data Science, AI, Security, Bioinformatics, among others.  All CIIC and INSO students take the same core of Computer Science and Engineering courses.

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