UMD iSchool courses use the program codes INFM, INST, and LBSC. In order to be eligible for registration, students must have their financial accounts settled and have no holds on their account. Please note that Student Services does not have access to your student bill or holds. All questions about your student billing account and holds must be directed to the Student Financial Services and Cashiering.
- Plan your schedule...
- When preparing for registration, refer to the four-year plan to help organize your class schedule. Be sure to have prepared alternate schedules in the event that a planned course is unavailable.
- Students who do not have a Mandatory Advising block should check on Testudo that no other block is on their account. Otherwise they are ready to register.
- Students who have Mandatory Advising this semester will be invited to an ELMS space to facilitate that process.
- Please login to ELMS for step by step instructions for resolving a Mandatory Advising block.
- The student will be expected to submit a complete draft of their InfoSci 4 Year/Academic plan.
- The InfoSci 4-Year Plan must be completed prior to the advising session.
- Review your degree audit on uachieve.umd.edu to ensure you have all of your Gen Eds complete, or listed in your 4-year plan to be completed.
- Follow the INST co-requisite & prerequisite list to ensure you meet all INST course requirements.
- Register for classes.
- Non-InfoSci majors will be unable to register for INST courses until the first day of Schedule Adjustment, and may only enroll in INST courses with permission from the instructor of the course.
- The instructor must e-mail the Undergraduate Student Services Office directly.
* This process does NOT guarantee permission to enroll. Permission may be granted pending the availability of seats in the course.
The following resources can help you to prepare for the courses you will be taking in the InfoSci program.
- Essential Python Topics
- Statements, variables, basic data types & operators
- Conditional statements
- Lists, dictionaries, tuples
- Input and output
- Reading and writing files
- Functions, libraries, modules
- Testing & debugging
- Python Books
- Online Python Courses and Tutorials
- Codecademy Python - free
- The Python Guru - free
- DataCamp Python Programming courses - Intro course free; others charged by the month
- Coursera - These can be audited for free. If you pay, you can get feedback and "grades":
- http://pythontutor.org - free
- https://stackoverflow.com - free
- w3schools.com - free
- Corry Schafer Youtube Channel - free