College of Science

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Advising Center FAQ
    • How can I prepare myself before coming into the Advising Center?
    • What Advising Center forms are available to me online?
    • What are your operating hours?
    • During registration can I make an appointment?
    • What number can I call or what email address can I write to for further questions?
  • Forms FAQ
    • What is Grade Forgiveness?
    • When can I submit the Petition to Exceed Unit Cap Form? What signatures do I need?
    • When can I use a Course Substitution Form?
    • When can I use a General Academic Petition Form?
    • What is a Leave of Absence?
    • When can I petition to waive restrictions on course repeats?
    • What is a Retroactive Withdrawal?
    • What is a Request for Curriculum Year Change form?
  • Change of Major/ Adding A Minor FAQ
    • What are the requirements to change my major to a Science major?
    • How do I change my major?
    • Do I need to attend a change of major meeting? If so, when will the meeting be held?
    • Should I begin taking courses in the major that I want to switch into?
    • What if I do not meet the minimum GPA requirement?
    • What minors are offered within the College of Science?
    • I want to add a minor. What do I need to do?
    • If I want to change my major to another major outside of the College of Science, what do I need to do? What are the requirements?
  • General Advisement Inquiries FAQ
    • How can I calculate my GPA?
    • What class level am I at?
  • Graduation & Commencement FAQ
    • When can I apply for graduation?
    • How do I apply for graduation?
    • Can I participate in the Spring Commencement, even though I will be finishing up courses in Summer or Fall?
  • Registration/ Advising Holds FAQ
    • How do I view holds, my enrollment appointment, grades, and transcripts?
    • What does an academic advising hold mean?
    • Where can I find the registration time lines and the unit limits?
    • How can I receive priority registration?
    • When am I considered a graduating senior?
    • How are registration dates determined?
    • What is a prerequisite?
    • What is a co-requisite?
    • Am I automatically dropped if I do not attend the first day of class?
  • Withdrawals and Leave of Absences FAQ
    • What is the timeline for dropping classes?
    • What do serious and compelling reasons mean?
    • Can I choose to drop one class or will I need to drop all courses?
    • What is a Leave of Absence? When do I need to submit this form?
    • If I am only going to absent for two quarters do I need to file a Leave of Absence?