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Transfer Into / Add Computer Science For Current TCNJ Students

Adding Computer Science as a minor

To apply for the minor, students must be in good academic standing, and are required to meet the following minimum performance standards:
(i) CSC 220 – CS I: Computational Problem Solving (grade of C or higher) and
(ii) MAT 127/Calculus A OR MAT 128/Calculus B OR MAT 205/Linear Algebra (grade of C or higher).

Note: A student who has already taken CSC 250 and wishes to use this to meet the CSC 220 and CSC 230 requirement must have received a grade of C or higher in the course, and successfully complete an entrance test in C++. If the substitution is approved, the student must take an additional CS Option course to meet the Computer Science major requirements. (These are typically students who have taken CSC 250 as non-majors and then add the CS minor.)

How do I apply for the Computer Science minor?

To add the Computer Science minor you will first need to complete CSC 220 and MAT 127 both with grades of C or better, and must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. After you receive your grades for CSC 220 and MAT 127, you will need to complete the minor application form and email your form to cs@tcnj.edu in order to apply to add the CS minor.   Once your form has been reviewed and signed, it will be returned to you via email.  Your form must then be emailed to the Office of Records and Registration (recreg@tcnj.edu) for processing.

Please be aware that students may be accepted into the CS minor, but there is no guarantee that students will be able to complete the minor in a particular time period as CS courses are currently in high demand. Students are not guaranteed seats in CS courses and there are a limited number of seats for CS minors in CS options and upper level courses.

Transferring from another TCNJ program, or adding Computer Science as an additional major

To apply to transfer into the Computer Science program, or add Computer Science as an additional major, students must be in good academic standing, and are required to meet the following minimum performance standards:
(i) CSC 220 – CS I: Computational Problem Solving (grade of C or higher), and
(ii) MAT 127/Calculus A OR MAT 128/Calculus B OR MAT 205/Linear Algebra (grade of C or higher).

Note: A student who has already taken CSC 250 and wishes to use this to meet the CSC 220 and CSC 230 requirement must have received a grade of C or higher in the course, and successfully complete an entrance test in C++. If the substitution is approved, the student must take an additional CS Option course to meet the Computer Science major requirements. (These are typically students who have taken CSC 250 as non-majors and then transfer into / add the CS major.)

Internal transfer applications received by the Department before the Change of Major deadline, as per TCNJ’s academic calendar, will be given full consideration. All applications will be reviewed together soon after the deadline, and decisions will be made within 10-14 days so that accepted students can enter the advising and registration period as computer science majors. The Computer Science major currently has limited capacity, and admission to the program is competitive. Highest priority will be given to Open Options Science students. Any remaining seats will be allocated to eligible applicants based on the following criteria: GPA in Computer Science courses and correlate courses (Mathematics and science); number of Computer Science and correlate courses completed; and overall GPA.

How do I apply to switch into or add the Computer Science Major?

To add the Computer Science major you will first need to complete CSC 220 and MAT 127 both with grades of C or better, and must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. After you receive your grades for CSC 220 and MAT 127, you will need to complete the change of major application form and email your form to cs@tcnj.edu in order to apply to add the CS major.  This form must be received by the CS Department by the change of major deadline.  Once your form has been reviewed after the change of major deadline, you will be notified of your acceptance status via email.   If you have been accepted into the major, your form will be returned to you via email and you must then submit it to the Office of Records and Registration (recreg@tcnj.edu) for processing.

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