Policies by Category: Other Policies

Academic Renewal (Undergraduate)

The Trustees of The California State University system have established a program of Academic Renewal whereby students who are having difficulty meeting graduation requirements due to a GPA deficiency may petition to have up to two semesters or three quarters of previous college work discounted from all considerations associated with meeting requirements for the baccalaureate Degree. Academic …

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

CSUN grants credit toward its undergraduate degrees for successful completion of examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Students who present scores of three or better will be granted up to six semester units (nine quarter units) of college credit. Students should have their official AP course transcripts and test scores sent to Admissions …

Applying for a Second Bachelor’s Degree

The application for Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma initiates the graduation process, participation in Commencement, and receipt of a student’s diploma. Follow these steps: Print and complete the Application for Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma form. Schedule an appointment with a major advisor. Bring the Application for Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma to the advising session to discuss the major curriculum, major Catalog …

Class Levels (Class Standing)

Undergraduate students are classified according to the number of units completed, calculated as follows: Status Units Completed Freshman 0-29 Sophomore 30-59 Junior 60-89 Senior 90-plus  

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of exams that test college-level knowledge gained through professional development, on-the-job training, the military, etc. CLEP affords participants an opportunity to obtain college credit, satisfy course prerequisites and/or meet general requirements by exam. Students attending CSUN should review the required CLEP scores for meeting course equivalencies in the table …

Credit Hour

As of July 1, 2011, federal law (Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations, sections 600.2 and 600.4) requires all accredited institutions to comply with the federal definition of the credit hour. For all CSU Degree Programs and courses bearing academic credit, the “credit hour” is defined as “the amount of work represented in intended learning …

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB) courses designated as Honors Courses on the UC/CSU “a-g” college preparatory subjects list are awarded extra grade points for computation of the high school GPA. To be awarded advanced standing credit for successful performance, the IB test must be higher level (HL) and have a score of 4 or higher. IB tests …

Second Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

A post-baccalaureate student who holds a recognized Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution may pursue a Program leading to a second Bachelor’s Degree in approved majors. The major may not be the same as the previously awarded Degree. All students are urged to consult with a Department advisor to determine whether a second Bachelor’s Degree …

Second Bachelor’s Honors at Graduation

To receive Honors at graduation, a second Bachelor’s student must: Complete a minimum of 45 units of work in letter-graded courses at CSUN; Earn a GPA of 3.50 or above in all work taken at CSUN; and Earn the following GPA in all undergraduate and post-baccalaureate courses, including transfer work. Honor GPA Summa Cum Laude …

Student Outcomes Assessment Policy

Students may be included in outcomes assessment projects. Among the types of assessment methods that might be used are portfolios, capstone seminars, certification examinations, senior papers, juried performances, productions, recitals and art shows, research projects or supervised field experiences. Departments may have other assessment projects of this kind that are unique to their particular subject(s). …