How to apply for a CIS Major
If you declare CIS as your major you are a "pre-major" until you apply and are accepted into the major. Applications are processed in September and February each year. You should apply no later than the second semester for your sophomore year. Exceptions may be granted on a case by case basis.
Before you can apply for admission to the CIS major you must first complete CIS 110, 120, 210, and Math 209. You must have a GPA in these courses of at least 2.5 including transfer credits.
We rank applications by overall GPA and accept around the top 40 each semester based on available teaching resources.
You may apply for admission to the CIS major no more than two times.
You may repeat a course in the major only if you follow the policy on Repeating Courses found in the Academic Information section
of the UWSP Course Catalog. If you repeat a course, only the most recent grade counts for the GPA and CIS and Math courses taken pass/fail do not count for the major.
You may petition the department chair to accept coursework done at other institutions, but no more than one-half of the CIS credits applied to your major may be earned outside of UWSP.
To maintain admitted status you must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 in all courses taken at UWSP that count for the CIS major. If you do not maintain a 2.5 GPA in all courses taken at UWSP that count for the CIS major you will be placed on CIS probation and will have one semester to restore your GPA. If you fail to do so, you will be dropped from the major and the only CIS courses for which you will to register are those required to complete the CIS minor.
If you are not admitted to the CIS major, the only CIS courses for which you will be allowed to register are those required to complete the CIS minor.
Admission to CIS classes may be limited in any semester and may be determined in part by your CIS GPA.