Good Standing

Students must meet the following criteria for good standing at the end of each semester:

  • An overall term average of at least 2.3.
  • A weighted term average for courses required in the 
    major program of at least 2.5 .
  • 14 credits hours toward the degree.
  • No failing grades.
  • No grade below C- in:
    • Any required CS course
    • Any required Math course
    • Any course to be used as:  a Technical Elective; or an elective in the External Specialization. *
  • Successful completion of at least three of the following CS courses by the end of the junior year (CS 2800, CS 3110, CS 3410/3420, CS 4410, CS 4820) and be making adequate progress toward completion of the degree.
  • At least one meeting with the advisor during the semester.

Failure to meet any of these criteria could result in an academic warning or separation from the major.

*Students in the major are required to retake any required CS or Math courses that result in a final grade below a C-. Elective courses that result in a final grade below a C- may not be used as Math, Technical, or Specialization electives, however, they may be used elsewhere if appropriate.

The S/U Grade Option

The S/U grade option is not allowed for any CS course, Math course, or any course used to satisfy the Technical Elective or Specialization requirements.

Double Major

Just affiliate/declare with both majors and get an advisor in each.

Concurrent Degree (2 major from 2 different college at Cornell)

If you are a CS major in Arts and Sciences and want to obtain a second major in Engineering, start by contacting the Advisor of the Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees to schedule an appoint and start discussing your plan. 

Transferring Credit

Here are the steps to follow in Arts & Sciences if you want to transfer credit earned at another institution:

  • Obtain a transfer credit form, "Application for Credit from Other Institutions", from KG17 Klarman Hall.
  • Complete the form and attach the course decription and syllabus. This involves getting approval from the department(s) in question. Your advisor's approval is also required.
  • Return the completed form to KG17 Klarman Hall and arrange to have the outside institution send a copy of your transcript to the Arts & Sciences registrar.

It is always a good idea to get departmental approvals before you take transfer credit courses elsewhere.

Transferring to Another College at Cornell

Visit the Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees. If your record is strong enough, then you will be advised to apply directly to the College of interest. If your record is not strong enough, then you have to work further with the Director of Internal Transfer  to explore your options.