Computer Science is a challenging major requiring strong logic, mathematics 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 consistent poor performance followed by a disqualification-induced epiphany appears to be the norm, and will be judged unexceptional.
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, in spite of your efforts, you are disqualified, you have the following options:
If you choose the first option, then there are a series of steps that you need to take in order to be reinstated to Cal Poly Pomona to begin your new major.
If you have further questions regarding disqualification, please contact Brian Pangan in 8-46. He can be reached at (909) 869-4324 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.