Hi all, I was admitted to Division of General Studies 2025. My first choice was CS+Economics. Can someone tell me what DGS actually means in UIUC? How much chance I can declare my desired major later (and how soon)? Thank you
ACT 34; UW GPA 3.5, W GPA 4.2;
It means that you were admitted to the university but not your major.
If you enroll at UIUC in DGS, you must do the following to get into the CS+economics (or other CS+X) major:
Transferring into the “CS + X” majors (All other majors with “Computer Science” in the title) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Students must have a GPA of at least 3.50
Students must take at least two courses required for the CS major on this campus, beyond CS 125. (Typically, these courses would be CS 173 and CS 225, but students who pass the proficiency exam for one or more of these classes must take the next step in the CS prerequisite chain*, CS 233, then CS 241.) Grades of at least B+ must be earned in required CS courses.
Students must also meet course and grade criteria for content area as detailed in the
LAS declare page.
*Students applying to CS + X programs in the College of LAS may elect to take CS 240 instead of CS 233/241 for transfer consideration.
Submitting your portfolio: The procedures for applying to CS + X in LAS include submitting a portfolio. Go to Intercollegiate Transfer for more information.
Deadlines: Students are highly encouraged to register their interest in LAS CS + X majors as soon as possible. Deadlines for Fall and Spring semesters may be found at Intercollegiate transfers | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Illinois.
LAS Intercollegiate (ICT) and Interdepartmental (IDT) procedures and application deadlines can be found here:
Earning a college GPA of 3.50 is typically more difficult than earning a high school GPA of 3.50.
A 3.5 is just the minimum to even apply. Most successful applicants seem to have something higher than that.
Yes I can imagine. Better to know the percentage of successful transferring. If they only allow one or two transfers each year, then it does not worth trying.
Anyone know how difficult it is to get into School of information sciences from DGS? Is it as difficult as Getting in to those CS+X or CS?
Changing into the information sciences major is described here:
For comparison, computer science and related majors: