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Difference between admission in AOI (Pre-computer science) and admission to the major

BulgariaBulgaria Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
I got admitted to Stony Brook with an AOI in comp sci. Exactly how does this affect me, and what is the difference between this and getting into your major of choice.

Replies to: Difference between admission in AOI (Pre-computer science) and admission to the major

  • TheBombingRangeTheBombingRange Registered User Posts: 647 Member
    You haven't been accepted to the major yet since it is very competitive to get accepted directly within the College of Engineering, after completing some of the intro CS courses, you can apply to join the major.
  • BulgariaBulgaria Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Yes, I realize that. My question is how will I be affected as a result of not being accepted into the major? Will this affect housing? Will I be forced to take different classes until I get in? Will I be limited in my selection of courses?

    Basically I'm asking whether I'm going to waste a semester/year doing pointless stuff before I get into the major itself.
  • ddotjonddotjon Registered User Posts: 646 Member


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    November 2013

    No direct transfer into Computer Science. You may apply for acceptance to the major after completing the following two courses with grades of C or higher and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher:
    1. CSE 114 Computer Science I
    2. CSE 215 Foundations of Computer Science

  • BulgariaBulgaria Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    And that still doesn't answer my question.. I looked into stony brook's website so I already saw that. According to the average cs student's schedule, I would take CSE 215 in the beginning of my sophmore year. Obviously you can see why that makes me uneasy. Am I going to be able to take other cs courses after I finish cs 1 and before I do cse 215?
  • student4ever:)student4ever:) Registered User Posts: 474 Member
    Do students always get admitted to the CS major if the requirements described 2 posts above are met, or can they still be denied the major?
  • sbuadmissionssbuadmissions College Rep Posts: 2,003 Senior Member
    While you may not be able to take as many CSE courses until after you finish your pre requisites, you will be able to use the time to finish other requirements such as the SBC (Stony Brook Curriculum) which will give you more time to take CSE classes when you get the pre requisites done.

    I don't see any reason why you would be denied the major after completing the pre req's, and I've never heard of that happening, but I'm a student here and not an academic advisor. Its possible to be rejected from the program if there's too many students enrolled in it, but again, I haven't heard of that happening.

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