Semester Conversion for CEIS Undergraduates

Fall 2018 Semester begins August 23, 2018

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How many units should I take to stay on track?

The quarter system is 10-weeks and we usually recommend an average of 16-credits (four 4-credit classes) to reach graduation in a timely manner. The semester system is 15-weeks, and to graduate in the same timeframe as quarters you'll need to take 15-credits (five 3-credit classes).

What's the benefit of semesters? You'll have more time to get to know your professors and classmates, and you'll have more time to learn and study class material.

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How will I know what classes to take?

The University and College has created tools to help you through the semester transition:

Conversion Guide: Search for courses to find the semester translation.

Handbook: Includes information about tuition, financial aid, curriculum and GE changes, course numbering, unit changes, and the 2018-19 calendar.

Cheat Sheets for the CEIS Advising Worksheets

General Education & IGE Changes

General Education

Qtr GE Area GE Area Qtr Unit Total Qtr Units by Area Sem. GE Area GE Area Sem. Unit Total Sem. Units by Area
A1 4 12 (8 semester) A1 3 9
A2 4 A2 3
A3 4 A3 3
B1 4 16 (10.66 semester) B1 3 12
B2 4 B2 3
B3 - B3 -
B4 4 B4 3
B5 4 B5 3
C1 4 16 (10.66 semester) C1 3 12
C2 4 C2a 3
C3 4 C2b 3
C4 4 C3 3
D1a 4 20 (13.33 semester) D1 3 12
D1b 4 D2 3
D2 4 D3 3
D3 4
D4 4 D4 3
E 4 4 (2.66 semester) E 3 3
Total 68 Qtr Units 68 qtr (45.33 semester) 48 semester 48 semester

All GE courses are 3 semester credits (which is equal to 4.5 quarter units).
Area D Has one less category so this means you won't find the category D1b anymore but you must still complete a class for each area. If you're on a quarter curriculum and didn't complete your Area D before Fall 2018, use semester courses as following:

Area you still need Cateogry to take in Semesters   
D1a D1
D1b D2
D2 D3 (use the GE conversion tool to find a list of appropriate classes)
D4 D4

Interdisciplinary General Education

The tables below show how IGE students can finish the IGE program.
When you
Courses (term) GE Areas Satisfied
Fall 2017

IGE 120 (Fall 2017)
IGE 121 (Winter 2018)
IGE 122 (Spring 2018)

Two from C1, C2, or C3

IGE 2300 (Fall 2018)
IGE 2400 (Spring 2019)

D1, D3
IGE 3100 (Fall 2019) C4 or D4
Fall 2016 IGE 120 (Fall 2016)
IGE 121 (Winter 2017)
IGE 122 (Spring 2017)
Two from C1, C2, or C3
IGE 220 (Fall 2017)
IGE 221 (Winter 2018)
IGE 222 (Spring 2018)
D1a, D1b, D3
IGE 3100 (Fall 2018)

C4 or D4

Contact your College Advisors, or the IGE front office (94-321) for additional information.