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2 CHARTING YOUR COURSE Note: Refer to Student Handbook & Catalog for additional information Understanding Academics at CSUEB Presented by: Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE)

3 THE QUARTER SYSTEM Ten (10) weeks of instruction + one week of finals Units & Courses 4 quarter units = four hours of classroom instruction per week Average load per quarter: units Quarter System Semester System

4 CONVERSION OF SEMESTER TO QUARTER UNITS Quarter System Semester System Semester Units x 1.5 = Quarter Units Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior

5 COURSE NUMBERING Developmental Courses A-F or Credit/No Credit Do not count toward degree Freshman Level Sophomore Level Junior Level Senior Level UPPER DIVISION LOWER DIVISION

6 GRADING SYSTEM A (4.0) A- (3.7) B+ (3.3) B (3.0) B- (2.7) C+ (2.3) C (2.0) C- (1.7) D+ (1.3) D (1.0) F (0.0) Academic Probation WU Grades:Counts as an F in your GPA! W Grades:Does NOT affect GPA I Grades: Only 1 year to make up IC Grades:Counts as an F in your GPA! +/- Grading:Watch Out: Affects GPA CR/NC Grades:Does NOT affect GPA Repeating Courses:CSUEB policies limit the number of repeats allowed! How do these grading policies affect you?

7 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 1.Units 2.Residency 3.GPA 4.American Institutions 5.Advanced Composition 6.University Writing Skills Requirement (UWSR) 7.Performing Arts & Activities 8.Cultural Groups & Women 9.General Education 10.Major

8 1UNIT REQUIREMENTS Major General Education Electives Additional Graduation Requirements Upper Division GE Total Completed Units = 180 (minimum) Total Upper Division Completed Units= 60 (minimum)

9 1. Semester Units x _____ = Quarter Units. A. 1 B. 1.5 C. 2 Time for a… – 3999 courses are intended for which class level? A. Sophomore B. Junior C. Senior Pop Quiz 3. True or False You have ONE year to make up an I Incomplete?

10 2 RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS You must complete at least 45 quarter units of coursework at CSUEB: 36 units of Upper Division 18 units from the Major 12 units in General Education May include courses taken at the Concord Campus and through Open University, But NOT through Extension or Credit by Examination.

11 3 MINIMUM GPA Minimum GPA = Academic ProbationGood Standing Goal GPA = 4.0

12 4 AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS If this is only partially completed, see an advisor for further information U.S. History U.S. Constitution CA State & Local Gov.

13 5ADVANCED COMPOSITION Transfer students may have fulfilled this requirement with a lower-division advanced composition course. Transfer students who have not completed this requirement must take English 1002.

14 Can only be satisfied once you have reached Junior standing (90 quarter units). Effective Fall 2004 Must Pass the WST or Approved Course (s) Refer to Orientation Quick Links handout for Testing website. 6 SKILLS REQUIREMENT UNIVERSITY WRITING

15 7 PERFORMING ARTS & ACTIVITIES Courses in this area provide an opportunity to develop an appreciation of the visual & performing arts & activities through direct experience. –Some examples include: art, theatre, music, creative writing, PE, dance, etc. Note: As a transfer student, you may or may not have met this requirement.

16 8 CULTURAL GROUPS & WOMEN Coursework in this area must recognize the contributions to American civilization, culture and knowledge that members of various cultural groups, women, and gay and lesbian people have made. Note: As a transfer student, you may or may not have met this requirement.

17 9GENERAL EDUCATION 2004 – 2009 GE Pattern* Required units: 60 lower division and 12 upper division units = 72 total A: Communication in English (12 units) B: Natural Sciences & Math (16 units**) C: Humanities (16 units**) D: Social Sciences (16 units**) E: Lifelong Learning (4 units) *Earlier GE Patterns vary slightly: see audit **includes one 4-unit upper division course

18 10 MAJOR REQUIREMENTS Your major is a large portion of your Bachelors degree. Contact an advisor in your major department to find out where to begin with your major. The online catalog also lists your major requirements. If you are unsure about which major to pursue, Academic Advising and Career Education (Main Campus) or Academic Services (Concord Campus) will assist you in your search for an appropriate field of study.

19 ADVISING AT CSUEB If you have questions regarding your: Major Minor GE & Graduation Major Department Minor Department Academic Advising and Career Education (Hayward Campus) Academic Services (Concord Campus)

20 4. You need a minimum of _____ units to graduate. A. 100 units B. 140 units C. 180 units 5. You are on Academic Probation when your GPA falls below _____. A. 2.0 B. 2.2 C If you are unsure about which major to pursue, name at least one department that will assist you in your search for an appropriate field of study? Pop Quiz!

21 RESPONSIBLE ADVISING Key Points: Plan Ahead Ask Questions to Clarify Concerns Keep a File for Advising Records

22 SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION Create a Class Schedule that is Manageable Utilize Campus Resources Blend GE with your Major Courses when possible Check the Catalog for Course Descriptions & Prerequisites

23 CHARTING YOUR COURSE Remember… Be Wise - Be Advised!


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