Informatics Advising

CIS Advising Procedure

All students admitted to the College of Business must have a program of study completed with their advisor. The purpose of the program of study is to provide you guidance in completing all the requirements for graduating in a timely fashion.

Further, this program of study must be completed before you can enroll in some upper division (typically 4000-level) courses, so do this well before you want to register for classes. Do NOT wait until registration opens before you contact your advisor!

Note that professors are on a nine month contract, and will probably not be available to advise you during the summer.

Here's the process for completing your program of study:

  1. Get a copy of your transcript through BengalWeb (here's how).
  2. Download the CIS advising form.
  3. Download the CIS program of study form.
  4. Using your transcripts, check off on the advising sheet all of the courses you have completed. Indicate which courses you are taking this semester by entering the semester and year. For example, if you are taking a course in fall of 2015, enter "F15" in the space provided.
  5. Using the appropriate schedule, on the appropriate place on the sheet (bottom of the page) pencil in the courses you think you should take over the next couple of semesters.
  6. Using the appropriate catalog as a guide, fill out what you think the proper sequence of courses should be for following semesters.
  7. Contact your advisor to setup a time for an advising appointment.
  8. Show up at the appointed time with (1) a copy of your transcripts, (2) completed advising sheet, and (3) completed program of study. You and your advisor will go over it together, sign it, and turn it in so you can register for classes.

    If you do not have all of the appropriate materials in order, your advisor may have to ask you to come back at a later time.

This College of Business link provides more information.


Informatics and Computer Science

Idaho State University

921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8020

Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8020

office: Business Administration 534

voice: 208.282.4783

fax: 208.282.4367



Important note

The CIS Major has been deprecated in favor of the vastly improved Business Informatics degree. If you have not already declared CIS as your major, it is no longer an option.

It is recommended that CIS majors add (at least) INFO/CS 1181, INFO 3380 (formerly CIS 4485) and an internship (INFO 3393 or 4493) to equip them with skills, knowledge, and experience similar to those of the newer INFO grads and to make them more competitive in the job market.