What is Entry-level and how can I get promoted into the Upper Division sequence?
Every CS student begins as Entry-Level until they complete the requirements to be promoted into the Upper Division Sequence.
Requirements for promotion into the CS Upper Division Sequence:
- Complete all CS Entry-Level courses (CS 312, CS 313K/311, CS 314 and M 408D or M 408S or M 408L).
- Complete all CS Entry-Level sequence courses with no grade lower than a “C-”.
- Complete all CS Entry-Level courses in no more than 2 attempts (including dropped attempts, unless they are done through non-academic procedures)*
- Achieve a GPA of at least 2.50 in the CS Entry-Level courses.
- Achieve a minimum overall UT GPA of at least 2.0.
The Upper Division Sequence describes the set of courses normally taken in the last three years of undergraduate study, in which students put to use the tools and concepts learned in Entry-Level courses. Student’s records will be reviewed following the posting of grades at the conclusion of summer and after each long semester. Students who meet the requirements for promotion will be automatically promoted into the major.
*Please note: University policy states that you may NOT for any reason retake a course if you have made a C- or better. That is true of our Entry-level courses as well.
In calculating your entry-level GPA for promotion purposes, if you make below a C- in an Entry-level course and must retake it (you have one additional attempt), we will only use the best of your attempts at each class. Keep in mind that all attempts will be used in calculating your official UT GPA.
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