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Academic Policies

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Nazarian College Major and Minor Sheets

For Nazarian College Major and Minor Sheets, please click here.

Class Level

Your class level is determined by the total number of units you have earned. Your placement in lower division (100-200 level) and upper division (300-400 level) courses are based on your class level. The following is a breakdown:

Class   Level

Class Level

Units

Eligible for

Freshman

0-29 units

100 and 200 level   courses

Sophomore

30-59 units

100 and 200 level   courses

Junior

60-89 units

300 and 400 level   courses

Senior

90+ units

300 and 400 level   courses

Declaring a major in Nazarian College

Students must meet the standards set for major change/declaration as explained on the Major and Minor Policy, approved on May 25, 2010. Please visit Major and Minor Policy for detailed explanation of this policy. In addition, students must have at least a 2.0 CSUN and Total GPAs, in order to declare a major in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. For an explanation of the major/minor declaration process, please click here.

Declaring a double major

Students must meet the standards set for second major declaration as explained on the Major and Minor Policy, approved on May 25, 2010. Please visit  Major and Minor Policy  for detailed explanation of this policy. In addition, students must have a 3.0 overall GPA in order to declare a second major in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. For an explanation of the major/minor declaration process, please click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Declaring a minor

Students must meet the standards set for minor change/declaration as explained on the Major and Minor Policy, approved on May 25, 2010. Please visit Major and Minor Policy for detailed explanation of this policy.  For an explanation of the major/minor declaration process, please click here.

Impaction

Accountancy, Finance, and Insurance and Financial Services are impacted majors which means students must meet higher standards in order to declare a major in these areas. Accountancy requires a minimum 3.00 GPA and has limits on repeating courses in the major. Finance and Insurance and Financial Services require 60+ units and a 2.60 or higher total GPA. Students will typically start out as Pre-Accountancy, Pre-Finance, or Pre-Insurance and Financial Services major until they meet the requirements for admission into the impacted major.

Nazarian College Academic Policies

  • Management majors: Must have a “C” or higher in MGT 360
  • Finance, Insurance and Financial Services, and Real Estate major: Must have a “C” or higher in FIN 303
  • Marketing majors: Must have a “C” or higher in MKT 304
  • IS majors must have a "C" or better in their IS courses
  • Economics majors: To enroll in 400-Level Economic courses, Econ 310 must be passed with a "C" or better

Dean’s List

Students who complete a minimum of twelve graded semester units (CR/NC courses do not apply) and who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better are awarded Dean’s List standing for that semester.

Students whose minimum unit load includes Extension courses may apply for Dean’s List standing if the Extension courses are required for the student’s major and if the Extension courses are taught by members of the CSUN faculty.  If a grade change brings a student’s grade point average up to 3.5, the student may apply at Admissions and Records to have the honor awarded retroactively.

Repeat Policy

Academic Probation

Students are placed on probation if either their Total GPA or CSUN GPA falls below 2.00 at the conclusion of any term. Students on probation are eligible to enroll in the University through the regular enrollment process but will have a registration hold.   See current unofficial CSUN transcript for GPA totals after Admission and Records audits records each semester, approximately four weeks after final grades are posted. Admissions and Records will notify students of their Probation status at the end of each Fall and Spring semester.

Advisement Process for Nazarian College students on academic probation

Students will have a registration hold during the semester immediately following placement on probation and each fall and spring semester thereafter while on probation. Prior to registration, Nazarian College majors must complete the Online Probation Workshop and then schedule an appointment with an advisor. Prior to the advisement appointment, please complete the Student Success Self Assessment form found here. The registration hold will be removed once the student has been advised.

Advisement Process for NON-Nazarian College students on academic probation

In order to declare a major in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, students must have at least a 2.0 CSUN and Total GPAs. To obtain information about Nazarian College majors and options, please visit Degree Options. Planner sheets and four-year degree plans are available for major exploration and course selection. Nazarian College Advisors are unable to remove probation holds for students who are not declared Business majors. Non-Nazarian College majors interested in meeting with a Nazarian College advisor must first complete the Online Overview and Probation Workshop. Upon successful completion of there two online workshops, please call 818-677-3537 to schedule an advisement appointment.

Academic Disqualification

Any student whose total GPA is below a 1.0 will be disqualified immediately without first being placed on probation. A student on probation may also be disqualified after the following semester if his/her CSUN or Total GPA is below the minimum level for the class level (See Table below).

Academic Disqualification

Class Level

Require CSUN GPA or Cumulative GPA

Freshman (1-29 units earned)

1.50

Sophomore (30-59 units earned)

1.70

Junior (60-89 units earned)

1.85

Senior (90+ units earned)

1.95

Criteria used by the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics for readmission of previously disqualified students

Previously disqualified students must successfully complete the online disqualification workshop in order to schedule an advisement appointment. A Nazarian College academic advisor will issue a "Conditions for Readmission Worksheet" to students who may qualify for a future readmission. The following are general guidelines used to make readmission recommendations:

  • Show consistent academic success since the last disqualification.  Grades of Incomplete, W, or grades below “C” are not considered to be a demonstration of academic success.

  • Raise CSUN and total grade point averages (GPAs) by a significant amount PRIOR to readmission.

  • Must achieve significant GPA improvement no later than previous spring for a fall admission cycle.

  • Complete your lower division business core requirements successfully.

  • If you were disqualified after completion of your lower division business core, complete your upper division business core requirements for your chosen major. For example, complete MGT 360 and BUS 302/L if you are planning to pursue Management.

  • If the University accepts applications for previously disqualified students, submit an application for readmission through CSU Mentor during the FILING PERIOD.  All supporting documents such as the Previously Disqualified Questionnaire form must be submitted by established deadlines. Please visit Students Returning for additional information.

  • Submit official transcripts from any other colleges attended since last enrollment at CSUN.

  • David Nazarian College of Business and Economics and University approval for readmission after disqualification is required.  Not all students will be readmitted.  Impacted majors such as Accountancy, Finance, and Insurance and Financial Services are not available for readmission consideration.

Enrollment at CSUN through Tseng College

Prior to readmission, students may complete up to 24 units through the Tseng College at CSUN. For enrollment information visit the Tseng College website.

Enrollment at Community Colleges

Students may complete lower division coursework at a community college.  Please seek advisement with a community college counselor and inquire about General Education Certification.  See www.assist.org for course equivalencies for CSUN courses.  Courses completed at colleges other than CSUN will contribute toward the total (cumulative) GPA, but do not change the CSUN GPA.

Important Information

  • Courses taken at colleges other than CSUN will only affect your total grade point average.

  • The University may impose additional conditions for readmission, including completion of General Education Section A and Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam.

  • Students will follow the catalog year for the major requirements in effect at the time of readmission.  Not all majors available at readmission.  Some majors have impaction or other restrictions.

  • Students who are disqualified for a third time may reapply to the University after a minimum waiting period of five years. Students must provide evidence that demonstrates acquired skills or achievements that support a successful return to the University.

Advisement Process for Nazarian College students on academic disqualification

David Nazarian College of Business and Economics students who are disqualified will be required to complete the Online Disqualification Workshop. Once the online disqualification workshop is completed successfully, an advisement contract will be mailed to you. Students may schedule an appointment with an advisor once the workshop is completed and they have received their contract.

Add/drop policy

The university has strict add and drop deadlines. Please visit A&R Website for more information.

Upper Division Writing Proficiency Requirement

Students who have completed 56 units and have met the lower division writing requirement will be required to take an essay examination. The UDWPE must be attempted prior to completing 75 units or a registration hold will be placed on your account.  Passing the UDWPE is required prior to enrolling in 400-level courses in the major.  For more information, please visit WPE.

Helpful links

Student Forms

Admissions and Enrollment Forms: http://www.csun.edu/anr/forms/