Semester Conversion for CEIS Undergraduates
Fall 2018 Semester begins August 23, 2018
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.
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
|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|
|B1||4||16 (10.66 semester)||B1||3||12|
|C1||4||16 (10.66 semester)||C1||3||12|
|D1a||4||20 (13.33 semester)||D1||3||12|
|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|
|D2||D3 (use the GE conversion tool to find a list of appropriate classes)|
Interdisciplinary General EducationThe tables below show how IGE students can finish the IGE program.
|Courses (term)||GE Areas Satisfied|
IGE 120 (Fall 2017)
IGE 2300 (Fall 2018)
|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