3.2. CSE Computer Science BS Application
CSE students are usually accepted into the B.S. program upon admission to upper division. Students should apply online when they have completed or they are currently enrolled in Calc I, Calc II, CS I (CSCI 1133, 1103, 1113, or 1901), CSCI II (CSCI 1933, 1913, or 1902), and CSCI 2011(or MATH 2283 or MATH 3283W or (MATH 3592H AND MATH 3593H) or the full UMTYMP sequence (MATH 1471-1473 and 2471-2473); see our substitution page). Failure to apply in a timely manner will result in a major declaration hold which may prevent future registration.
Information on applying to a major in CSE can be found here.
Here is part of that page:
"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 applying for the computer science B.S. should have completed the following courses by the end of the semester they submit their online application: Calc I, Calc II, CSCI I (CSCI 1133, 1103, 1113, or 1901), CSCI II (CSci 1933, CSCI 1913, or 1902), and CSCI 2011. Each course must have been completed with a C- or better. Admission to the major is based on the unbracketed technical GPA. This is the GPA calculated using the grades from all attempts of Computer Science, Math, Statistics and other technical courses required for science or engineering degrees. More information on the technical GPA can be found here. CSE students can check their technical GPA on their APAS report. Only classes taken at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities count towards the technical GPA.
Note if the GPA in technical courses is not sufficiently high, the college reserves the right to deny admission to the major. Students are also advised not to delay application to the major.
New Transfer Students
New transfer students admitted to the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities will either come in as pre-majors or will be admitted directly to the major. Students transferring to the university without having completed the five prerequisite courses (Calculus I, Calculus II, CS I, CS II, and Discrete Structures) will be admitted to CSE as a pre-computer science student. These students will need to apply when they are eligible (see information above). Students transferring to the university with all five prerequisite courses completed, and with a GPA in technical coursework below the cutoff the department set during the last application cycle, will be admitted to CSE as a pre-computer science student. These students will need to apply in their first semester taking technical coursework at the University of Minnesota. Students transferring to the university with all five prerequisite courses completed, and with a GPA in technical coursework meeting the cutoff the department set during the last application cycle, are eligible for direct admission to the major. Students in this situation will be contacted by the department to ask if they would like to be admitted directly to the major.
Historical Admission Results
Admission to the major is based on the space available. This is to ensure students who are admitted to the program can register for required classes as they need them and graduate in a timely manner. Below you will see a table of historical admission statistics to provide a sense of how competitive it has been in previous semesters. Keep in mind that every cycle is different. The statistics below only include CSE applicants. CLA applicants are competing for admission to the major in the same pool as CSE applicants.
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