Application to Major
Links to the CSE and CIS applications are below, but please read this important information carefully first:
If you plan to meet the major admission requirements at the end of the current semester, you should apply now. The application is open from the first day of classes through July 17.
Some notes regarding the use of the PA/NP option: The requirements for admission to the CSE and CIS majors HAVE NOT CHANGED. Students must still complete all course requirements and meet minimum Cumulative and Major GPA requirements.
If you are completing CSE 2221 this semester (SP20) and choose the PA/NP option for it, you will not be establishing your Major GPA and thus will not be eligible for admission to the major. If you Pass the course, you will still be able to take CSE 2231 and 2321 as a pre-major, and you will have to reapply during the term in which you complete these two courses.
If you are completing CSE 2231 and 2321, or higher, this semester (SP20) and choose the option for any of your current CSE courses, your Major GPA will be based on CSE 2221 and any other higher CSE courses for which you have received a letter grade.
BEFORE YOU DECIDE whether to take the option, consult with your academic advisor to review your current record and current standing in your CSE courses to determine the impact taking the option may have on admission to the major.
The department will not count this semester against the maximum number of times students may apply to the major, so take the time to consult with your advisor and consider carefully what course of action may be in your best interest.
We have received some questions regarding using PA/NP for the required non-CSE courses. These courses have always been accepted as long as course credit is earned, which occurs with a grade of D or higher. If you choose the PA/NP option for any of these courses, you must successfully Pass to gain course credit.