Friday, September 28, 2018

Apply now for spring admission to your major

Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, the CSE Admission to the Major database will accept applications for spring semester admission into the major. In order to be eligible to apply this semester, you must have all of the required courses for your chosen major completed by the end of the semester. Most CSE students apply while enrolled in sophomore-level courses.
Apply to your major!

The Admission to the Major database opens Monday, Oct. 1 for spring 2019 admission into a major. If you are eligible, please apply immediately using the steps outlined by the CSE Office of Academic Advising.

To be eligible to apply this semester you must have:
  • All required coursework successfully completed by the end of the fall 2018 semester
  • At least a 2.0 technical GPA
The required courses to apply to a given major are double-boxed on your four-year-plan. Courses that are outlined in dashes indicate that you only need to have one of the two courses to apply.

The application to the major system recognizes only courses taken at the U of M, so please make sure any AP coursework or transfer coursework that is required to apply to your major appears on your APAS report. If you have completed classes outside of the U of M, advisors will need to manually confirm that you have all of the required coursework, and we can only accept your application if all of your courses are accounted for.

The deadline to apply to a major for spring semester admission is Sunday Dec. 30, 2018. We recommend that you apply to your selected major as soon as possible so we can gain a better understanding of the demand for each program and advise students accordingly.

If you have completed the necessary technical course work for your intended major and have a 3.2 technical GPA at the end of fall semester, you will be guaranteed admission into your major. If your technical GPA is below 3.2, you will be considered for admission on a space-available basis. While a 2.0 is the minimum technical GPA to be considered for a major in the College of Science and Engineering, many of our majors do cut-off at a higher technical GPA due to limited space.

As a reminder, your technical GPA is comprised only of courses taken at the U of M-Twin Cities campus. The technical GPA is unbracketed, meaning that all attempts at a course (which resulted in a letter grade of A-F) are factored into it. To learn more about which classes count towards your technical GPA visit the advising website.

If you have any concerns about your ability to be admitted to your chosen major, please speak with your advisor about your options. If you are not admitted to your first-choice major and already have an alternate (parallel) plan in place, your transition to the spring semester will go much more smoothly.

Apply to your major.

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