Advising Updates - Number 119|
1999-2000 Administrative Enrollment Controls for Baccalaureate Majors (with Entrance Criteria)
Entering First-Year Students
(SU 1999, FA 1999, SP 2000)
2001 Spring Pool
The University's goal is to adjust to shifting student interests and to accommodate all qualified students in the undergraduate majors of their choice. When limitations of space, faculty, or other resources make this goal unattainable, the college dean responsible for the major may request administrative enrollment controls.
Smeal College of Business Administration
Entrance Criteria: Applicants to Smeal College majors must complete: ENGL 015 or 030, MATH 110 or 140, CMPSC 203, ECON 002, ECON 004, ACCTG 211, MS&IS 200, M I S 204, B A 243.
College of Communications
Entrance Criteria for the Advertising/Public Relations major: Applicants must be 4th semester or higher and have received a grade of C or higher in ENGL 015 or 030 and ECON 002.
Entrance Criteria for the Film/Video major: Applicants must be 4th semester
or higher and have received a grade of C or higher in COMM 150
and a grade of B or higher in COMM 242.
Entrance Criteria for the Elementary and Kindergarten Education major: Completion of C I 295, EDPSY 014, EDTHP 115, PSY 002, and PSY 213 with a grade of C or higher per course and ENGL 015 or 030. No student with less than a 2.50 cumulative grade-point average will be admitted to the major.*
Entrance Criteria for the Secondary Education major: Four prerequisite courses (C I 295, EDPSY 014, EDTHP 115, and PSY 002) required for all options and prerequisites required in each option as listed below. Prerequisite courses common to all options and prerequisite courses unique to individual options are to be completed with a grade of C or better by the end of fall 2000. However, spring 2001 courses will be considered if fall 2000 cumulative grade-point average meets the approved criteria.*
Entrance Criteria for the Special Education major: Completion of EDPSY 014, EDTHP 115, PSY 002 and 213, and HD FS 129 with a grade of C or higher per course. No student with less than a 2.50 cumulative grade-point average will be admitted to the major.
In addition, candidates must present scores from the PRAXIS Communication
Skills Test and from the Penn State Mathematics Test and document 80 hours
of volunteer or paid work in two different settings with special-needs populations age-appropriate to this major. At least 40 hours must involve work with individuals from an
underrepresented group or who are from rural or urban areas, but different
from the candidate's own background.
Entrance Criteria: Applicants to Engineering majors must have completed MATH 140, MATH 141, CHEM 012, and PHYS 201/211 with a grade of C or better. (Note: for Computer Science majors, CSE 120 would replace CHEM 012.)
Entrance Criteria, University Park campus: Student must have been admitted to Penn State as a new freshman summer 1999, fall 1999, or spring 2000 and have completed IST 110, 210, and 220 with grades of C or better by the end of spring 2001.
*There are eight other locations in addition to University Park that are authorized to offer the baccalaureate IST major and will admit students to the major for fall 2001: Abington (Information Technology Integration option only), Beaver (Information Systems Development option only), Berks (Information Systems Development and Information Technology Integration options only), Delaware (Information Systems Development and Information Technology Integration options only), Harrisburg (Information Technology Integration option only), Lehigh Valley (Information Systems Development and Information Technology Integration options only), McKeesport (Information Technology Integration option only), and New Kensington (Information Technology Integration option only). Students interested in pursuing the IST major at one of these locations should contact the director of academic affairs or the associate dean for academic affairs at that location for more information about enrollment limits.
Entrance Criteria, other Penn State locations: Student must have completed IST 110, 210, and 220 with grades of C or better by the end of spring 2001.
Source: John Romano, Vice Provost and Dean for Enrollment Management
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