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Transfer Into / Add Computer Science

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 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.)

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 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.

Transfer from another institution

The Office of Admissions makes the decisions on admittance of students transferring into the Computer Science program from other institutions. Admission is based on College standards and New Jersey state guidelines on transfers from community colleges. The Office of Records and Registration is primarily responsible for evaluating courses for transfer credit. New Jersey community college students may utilize the NJ Transfer (http://www.njtransfer.org/) website to determine transfer course equivalencies for most subject areas. See http://advisingresources.pages.tcnj.edu/transfers/ for more details.

Computer Science courses are not transferred automatically but are reviewed and approved by the Department Chair on a case-by-case basis. Courses are reviewed for possible transfer after submission of the course syllabus with list of topics covered and sample assignments with graded student work. An individualized program plan is developed for each transfer student in consultation with the Department Chair and/or the assigned CS academic advisor.

 

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