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Before you have been admitted to your major, you can list an intended major on your APAS (a record of your courses and grades). Listing an intended major helps with course planning and advising, but does not guarantee admission into the major.
At this stage, you can change your intended major by stopping into the CSE Academic Advising Office or emailing email@example.com.
Admission to a major in the College of Science and Engineering is a competitive process based on the successful completion of specific technical courses and a grade point average (GPA) based on technical courses (the technical GPA *) . Students who have completed the necessary technical courses and have a 3.2 or above technical GPA at the end of fall semester will be guaranteed admission to that major.
All other students who have completed the necessary technical coursework for their intended major (as identified by each department) will be considered for admission to that major on a space-available basis.
Students who are not admitted to their intended major following fall semester should work closely with their college academic advisors to determine their next steps and future options. Admission following spring semester is based on space-availability.
To learn more about the course requirements for admission to a major, check out the four year plan for your major. The courses required for admission to the major are double-boxed or have a dashed outline on the four-year plan.
Students typically apply to a major while enrolled in fall semester courses during their sophomore year (third semester). Any student who has 60 credits in progress during spring semester of their sophomore year and has not yet been admitted to a major may have a Major Declaration hold (MDR) placed on their record. This hold will prevent future registration until a student is admitted to a major.
* Please note that students applying for admission to the major beginning fall semester 2013, an unbracketed technical GPA will be used. This means that all attempts at a course will be factored into your technical GPA.
You must apply for admission to a major:
You must meet these requirements:
Course and technical GPA requirements are listed on the application form. Submit the form to CSE Academic Advising along with an unofficial copy of your transcript and Academic Progress Audit (APAS), both available free online at One Stop.
To change majors within the college, add a second major, or drop a major, submit a University Academic Policy Petition and a copy of your current transcript and APAS to CSE Academic Advising.
Changing majors outside the college: One Stop has information about applying for transfer to another college within the University.