Computer Science is a challenging major requiring strong logical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills. We have found that most disqualified students show a history of poor performance in their computer science and mathematics courses, which has led to a strict disqualification policy for CS majors. If students have not demonstrated aptitude in these areas, we have found it best to redirect them to a more appropriate major rather than reinstate them into Computer Science. Although the department will recognize exceptional circumstances that are clearly documented, a history of consistently poor performance followed by a disqualification will usually not result in a recommendation for reinstatement.
As a Computer Science major, you should make every effort to maintain your GPA above the disqualification threshold (see the Catalog or a Class Schedule for details). This might require filing repeat course forms for courses you have repeated and obtained better grades, so that the earlier grades can be dropped from your GPA calculation. Ask your advisor to explain this to you if it isn't clear.
If you become disqualified, you have the following options:
If you have further questions regarding disqualification, please contact Brian Pangan in 3-1645. He can be reached at (909) 869-4324 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.