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Degree Worksheets

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Path@Penn worksheets have a variety of known issues, see below

CIS Waitlist

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Each department has their own way of handling Permission Requests; this article is just for CIS/CIT/NETS courses.

Skipping CIS 1100formerly CIS 110

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So you already know how to program: can you skip CIS 1100formerly CIS 110 and go straight to CIS 1200formerly CIS 120? If you have the appropriate AP exam sc...

Sample schedules

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To help you with planning your courses each semester, we’ve put together two sample schedules for the CSCI degree. These sample schedules assume no incoming ...

Course registration tips

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This article discusses some CIS-specific tips for Advance and Regular Registration. For an overview of registering for courses at Penn, see this helpful page...

First semester classes

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This article discusses how to decide which classes to take as a CIS freshman. For an overview of the mechanics and deadlines of registering for classes, see ...

Advice for curriculum-deferred students

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If you are not sure yet what kind of career you’d like to pursue, being curriculum-deferred (CD) is a great opportunity to try different things and to get mo...