Beginning the third week, students must use the official withdrawal petition to change their schedule. See the section on Withdrawals for the rules that apply to withdrawal after the third week of classes. Official withdrawal is indicated on the transcript with the symbol "W. Undergraduates may withdraw from a career-maximum of 18 units per Executive Order Students who fail to withdraw officially within the established deadline receive a "WU" symbol unauthorized withdrawal.
Can I enroll in a Fall class that requires a prerequisite if I am currently enrolled in the prerequisite course this Spring? Yes, your work in progress in the spring will be considered as meeting the prerequisite for registration purposes. However, if you fail the class in question, you will be dropped from the class that requires the prerequisite. University policy prohibits students with under 30 units from taking upper-division courses without permission of the instructor.
The University has a policy which allows undergraduates to repeat a course in which they earned a "D", "F," or "WU". Both grades remain on the transcript, but the first one is "forgiven" from the GPA calculation. If you don't earn a "C" or better on the second try, all grades will be counted. Undergraduate students may repeat 28 units of which 16 can be for grade forgiveness, per Executive Order For further details, refer to the " Repetition of Courses for Credit " in this section of the Catalog.
Can I use a first name other than my legal name? CSULB recognizes that, within our community, many students use names other than their legal names to identify themselves. As long as the use of this different first name is not for purposes of misrepresentation or to avoid legal obligations, the university acknowledges that a preferred first name can be used wherever possible as students engage in their education at CSULB. Therefore, the University allows for any current student to utilize a preferred first name whenever possible.
To protect the University and to promote a positive campus community, requests will be reviewed for appropriateness. Preferred names cannot be nicknames, cannot contain foul or inappropriate language, nor can they be used for purposes of misrepresentation. The University reserves the right to approve or reject a request for the use of a preferred first name.
Requests will be reviewed by Enrollment Services. Inappropriate use of the preferred first name guidelines--including, but not limited to, avoiding a legal obligation or misrepresentation--may be cause for denying the request. Academic Calendar California State University, Long Beach operates on a semester system, which is supplemented by a fee-supported summer term and a fee-supported winter session.
Normally, fall semester classes begin in late August or early September. The last day of instruction usually comes midway in December; this allows for a week of final examinations prior to the winter recess, which begins about December The spring semester usually begins in the last week of January and ends in mid-May, in time for a week of final examinations and the week of commencement exercises just before or after Memorial Day. The summer term begins in June through July and into late August.
Enrolling in Classes Registration dates and detailed instructions can be found on the Enrollment Services website. Continuing students, returning undergraduates and newly admitted graduate students are sent a registration appointment date. Students may enroll in classes via "MyCSULB" starting on the enrollment appointment day assigned by the University through the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters. During the third week of the semester written permission on a Late Registration Request form is required from the instructor and a stamp of approval is required from the department.
Late registration requests will be considered during the fourth week of instruction with the payment of a missed deadline fee. Students receiving instructor or department "permission" to add classes via MyCSULB or who have been added to an instructor's wait list or roster must still complete the add procedures by the dates listed each semester. No request to add classes will be considered after the fourth week of the semester unless there is a verifiable technical error. Students are not permitted to attend any class for which they have not officially registered.
Note: Students must complete the procedures for official enrollment in classes. Instructors, advisors and departments cannot add students into classes. Registration Holds Students may be prevented from registering because they have not met a University obligation.
Financial Holds Students are personally responsible for making sure that registration fees and any other fees or charges are paid on time to CSULB, regardless of who funds the student's education. These charges can include payment for items damaged, returned late, or not returned, and can include course fees for some courses or activities. Students who have an unpaid balance will have a financial hold placed on their academic records until the balance is paid or a written release from the originating office is received by the Student Account Services Office.
The hold restricts the student from receiving University services, including but not limited to registration, grades, and transcripts. If the obligation continues to appear on the University reports, the student's name will be submitted to the Franchise Tax Board. In this case, the student or former student permanently loses the privilege of submitting checks as payment for fees or services. Acceptable methods of payment are cash, cashiers' check or money order.
The State then has the authority to withhold amounts owed to the University from any tax refund to which the student may be entitled. Other Holds The following types of holds may appear. Students should contact the office listed for information about how to clear the hold. Advising is an opportunity for students to connect to their college or department advisor, faculty and staff to discuss future educational plans.
Through this connection, students will be able to discuss future educational goals, review program options, and receive advice on course selection. This connection is one of the most important steps to your future success at the Beach!
We feel so strongly about ensuring that you have advising as you prepare for your sophomore year, that we require all freshmen to participate in the program prior to registering. In addition, CSULB advisors can assist in a variety of different ways by working with students to broaden interests; develop academic and career goals; identify major areas of academic interest; create realistic plans of study; increase decision-making skills; take responsibility for academic direction.
All entering freshmen have "advising holds" placed on their records for their first year and will not be able to change their schedules without consultation with an advisor. Mid-way through the semester, freshmen will receive information about the Mandatory Advising Program, a comprehensive advising session to prepare for the next semester course selections. The advising hold will be removed after the student attends the advising session.
Class Attendance Students are expected to attend classes regularly. Classroom attendance is often one of the most necessary and important means of learning and, in many classes, is essential to the educational objectives of the course.
Faculty members must include their guidelines for assigning grades in the syllabus. It is the students' responsibility to make themselves aware of each faculty member's guidelines by carefully reading the syllabus.
PS Faculty members may drop students who fail to attend class during the first week of the semester. However, students should not presume that they will be dropped by the faculty member. Students who have registered for a class, but never attended, should verify whether or not they are officially enrolled.
It is the student's responsibility to withdraw officially from the class. Students may have a valid reason to miss a class. When any of the following reasons directly conflict with class meeting times, students are responsible for informing faculty members of the reason for the absence and for arranging to make up missed assignments, tests, quizzes, and class work insofar as this is possible. Excused absences include, but are not limited to: Illness or injury to the student Death, injury, or serious illness of an immediate family member or the like Religious reasons California Education Code section Jury duty or government obligation University sanctioned or approved activities examples include: artistic performances, forensics presentations, participation in research conferences, intercollegiate athletic activities, student government, required class field trips, etc.
Faculty members are not obligated to consider other absences as excused. Faculty members may require students to provide documentation for excused absences. There are numerous classes offered on campus where attendance is crucial since student participation is essential. Absence from these courses may impact the work and participation of other students. Students who anticipate extended or multiple absences during a particular semester should consult with their advisor and the faculty member before enrolling in any class to determine whether it will be possible to complete the requirements for the course.
Students who realize after enrollment that they will have extended or multiple absences should consult with the faculty member to see whether it will be possible to complete the course requirements. The earliest possible notification is preferred.
In some circumstances, it may be possible for the student to notify the faculty member of anticipated absences e. Advance notification minimally one week in advance is required for the following absences: Jury duty and other government obligation Religious reasons University sanctioned or approved activities The California Education Code section requires "each state university, in administering any test or examination, to permit any student who is eligible to undergo the test or examination to do so, without penalty, at a time when that activity would not violate the student's religious creed.
This requirement shall not apply in the event that administering the test or examination at an alternate time would impose an undue hardship which could not reasonably have been avoided.
In any court proceeding in which the existence of an undue hardship which could not reasonably have been avoided is an issue, the burden of proof shall be upon the institution. If a student does not notify the faculty member one week in advance of the date of absences for these reasons jury duty, governmental service, religious observances, or University sanctioned activities , the instructor is not required to adjust the class schedule or to allow for make up activities, tests, or exams.
Students shall not, however, be penalized for excused absences when circumstances make it impossible to provide advance notice e. A student who expects to be absent from the University for any valid reason, and who has found it difficult to inform the instructor, should notify the academic department office. The department office shall notify the student's instructors of the nature and duration of the absence. It remains the responsibility of the student to arrange with instructors to make up any academic work missed.
In circumstances where an actual assignment, some specific class work, an activity, a quiz, or an exam cannot reasonably be made up, it is the instructor's option to assign alternative work. PS Visitors to Classes Only students registered for the class either as regular students or as auditors and invited guests of the instructor may attend classes at CSULB. Persons wishing to become guests of the instructor should seek the instructor's permission prior to the beginning of the class session.
Faculty Office Hours The purpose of office hours is to provide opportunities for student-faculty interaction outside the classroom. Each instructional faculty member will hold one office hour per week for every class taught, up to a maximum of four hours. The faculty member's office hours, phone number, and email contact will be posted by the door and announced in the syllabus.
PS Cheating and Plagiarism It is the policy of the faculty and administration to deal effectively with the student who practices cheating or plagiarism. These acts are fundamentally destructive of the process of education and the confident evaluation of a student's mastery over a subject. A University maintains respect and functions successfully within the larger community when its reputation is built on honesty.
By the same token, each student benefits in helping to maintain the integrity of the University. This policy, therefore, provides for a variety of faculty actions including those which may lead to the assignment of a failing grade for a course and for administrative actions which may lead to dismissal from the University. This document is written with the intent to support the traditional values that students are on their honor to perform their academic duties in an ethical manner.
General The following definitions of cheating and plagiarism shall apply to all work submitted by a student. Any change or refinement in the following definitions or applications of the definitions, necessitated by the nature of the work involved, shall be made by the faculty member or departments desiring the change. Any change shall be announced, in writing, in the relevant classes before the work is assigned and a copy of the changes will be filed in the department office and in the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development.
Definition of Plagiarism Plagiarism is defined as the act of using the ideas or work of another person or persons as if they were one's own, without giving credit to the source.
Such an act is not plagiarism if it is ascertained that the ideas were arrived at through independent reasoning or logic or where the thought or idea is common knowledge. Acknowledge of an original author or source must be made through appropriate references, i. Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to, the following: the submission of a work, either in part or in whole, completed by another; failure to give credit for ideas, statements, facts or conclusions which rightfully belong to another; in written work, failure to use quotation marks when quoting directly from another, whether it be a paragraph, a sentence, or even a part thereof; or close and lengthy paraphrasing of another's writing or programming.
A student who is in doubt about the extent of acceptable paraphrasing should consult the instructor. Students are cautioned that, in conducting their research, they should prepare their notes by a either quoting material exactly using quotation marks at the time they take notes from a source; or b departing completely from the language used in the source, putting the material into their own words.
In this way, when the material is used in the paper or project, the student can avoid plagiarism resulting from verbatim use of notes. Both quoted and paraphrased materials must be given proper citations. Definition of Cheating Cheating is defined as the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain or aiding another to obtain academic credit for work by the use of any dishonest, deceptive or fraudulent means.
Examples of cheating during an examination would include, but not be limited to the following: copying, either in part or in whole, from another test or examination; discussion of answers or ideas relating to the answers on an examination or test unless such discussion is specifically authorized by the instructor; giving or receiving copies of an exam without the permission of the instructor; using or displaying notes; "cheat sheets," or other information or devices inappropriate to the prescribed test conditions, as when the test of competence includes a test of unassisted recall of information, skill, or procedure; allowing someone other than the officially enrolled student to represent the same.
Also included are plagiarism as defined and altering or interfering with the grading procedures. It is often appropriate for students to study together or to work in teams on projects.
However, such students should be careful to avoid use of unauthorized assistance, and to avoid any implication of cheating, by such means as sitting apart from one another in examinations, presenting the work in a manner which clearly indicates the effort of each individual, or such other method as is appropriate to the particular course. Faculty Responsibilities in Allegations of Cheating or Plagiarism Before a faculty member charges a student with cheating or plagiarism, the faculty member should have reasonable evidence with respect thereto.
Reasonable evidence includes documentary or other physical evidence, personal observation, or testimony. Prior cheating or plagiarism is not reasonable evidence. In order to establish facts of the student's knowledge or skill, the faculty member may ask the student to provide such additional demonstration of competency as the faculty member deems necessary to evaluate scholarship and academic performance.
The faculty member must advise the student that a decision to provide an opportunity for such an additional demonstration of competency is entirely at the faculty member's option and that the student may comply with the request of the faculty member at the student's option. Neither compliance nor noncompliance shall be considered an admission of cheating or plagiarism. In cases where a student is suspected of cheating or plagiarism, the faculty member should arrange for an informal office conference with the student as soon as possible.
The purpose of the informal conference is to bring the persons involved together to discuss the issues informally and to discuss courses of action. At the conference the student shall be notified by the faculty member of the charge and supporting evidence. For an incident which occurs during or as a part of a final examination consult the section just below.
In cases where there is more than one individual suspected of cheating or plagiarism, the faculty member may decide to call the students to confer jointly as a group, or as individuals, or both.
If the faculty member should decide to confer with the students as a group, the students shall have the option to also confer with the instructor separately as individuals. The faculty member shall inform the student s that both students and faculty have the right to submit a request to the Academic Integrity Committee discussed below for a written opinion on whether the accusation is supported by the evidence.
All notes and discussions between the student and the faculty member are confidential, except as may be relevant to the Academic Integrity Committee or in subsequent campus disciplinary proceedings. Neither the faculty member nor the student should discuss a specific charge of cheating or plagiarism or any violations with reference to individuals in the classroom before other members of the class. When the student cannot be contacted and therefore the informal conference cannot be held, as is sometimes the case after final examinations, a grade of "I" Incomplete may be assigned, but only if the instructor wishes an additional test of competence see section just above.
The instructor shall have the agreement form for assigning an "Incomplete" sent to the last known address of the student. The agreement form shall state the following: Under the provisions of the CSULB Policy Statement on Cheating and Plagiarism, an additional test of competency related to the syllabus name of suspect demonstration e. You may decline to do so. Please contact the instructor, the department office, or the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development for information regarding the University policy on Cheating and Plagiarism.
The instructor must indicate on the agreement form the grade with will be assigned, normally calendar days following mailing of the Incomplete Agreement, if the student does not respond or, responding, the student does not agree to an additional test of competence.
Charges of cheating or plagiarism cannot be brought against a student more than calendar days after discovery that the work in question may have been plagiarized or that cheating may have taken place. Notes and evidence shall be kept by the department chair or program director for a minimum of five years after the case is settled. In implementation of the Executive Order from the Chancellor's Office that requires documentation of faculty action regarding cheating and plagiarism, the Academic Senate revised the Cheating and Plagiarism Policy to include the following language: After action has been taken by the faculty member, the faculty member shall complete a form that identifies the student who was found responsible, the general nature of the offense, the action taken, and a recommendation as to whether or not additional action should be considered by the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development.
Since pre-health students typically apply to a range of schools, and are thus likely to apply to schools that do not accept alternative classroom experiences, I recommend that the students take their core science courses at four year institutions in traditional classrooms. While many of the pre-health students receive this advice as they consult with me, I am certain there are a fair number who do not seek my perspective. Ideally, you should obtain a syllabus that describes the textbook used and the topics covered.
Simply sending along the name of the course is not sufficient since the same name, say MECHANICS, could apply to a high school, introductory college, advanced or even a graduate course. A General Bulletin-type description is occasionally sufficient, but not always. This is determined by your major department, not by the Department of Physics.
It is, however, useful for you to inform the academic representative of physics of your major s or intended major s when you request transfer credit as this can minimize the possibility that you will take the wrong course. Any substitute must also be calculus-based, not algebra-based. If this information simply lists a math course number as a prerequisite, you should provide material that shows this prerequisite is calculus. Some universities still formally require calculus for their life science physics courses but many do not.
A better way to distinguish a life science from a typical calculus-based sequence for engineers and BS science majors is to compare the topics covered.
Faculty members in some CWRU departments that focus on pre-med students were not pleased about the switch from a calculus to an algebra-based pre-med sequence at CWRU. They thought this would put students at a disadvantage if those students later chose to pursue a career in medical research or switched to another major with more rigorous mathematics requirements.
If this might be a concern for you, please consult your major advisor before proceeding to choose a physics course. Ideally, a university will include in its General Bulletin information describing a course as either algebra- or calculus-based.
If they do not do this, then you must find out through other means, such as Examine the prerequisites to see if calculus is required as a prerequisite.
A corequisite is not good enough since our PHYS uses calculus starting the first week of classes. Check for a course web page that the institution may have posted from the current or previous semesters.
Contact the university and ask the question directly. An approximate match of hours can be complicated for universities that operate on academic calendars based on quarters rather than semesters; this is fairly common on the west coast of the US.The University reserves the right to approve or reject a request for the use of a preferred first name. At the conference the student shall be notified by the faculty member of the charge and supporting evidence. As long as the use of this different first name is not for purposes of misrepresentation or to avoid legal obligations, the university acknowledges that a preferred first name can be used wherever possible as students engage in their education at CSULB.
Faculty Responsibilities in Allegations of Cheating or Plagiarism Before a faculty member charges a student with cheating or plagiarism, the faculty member should have reasonable evidence with respect thereto. Definition of Plagiarism Plagiarism is defined as the act of using the ideas or work of another person or persons as if they were one's own, without giving credit to the source.
Requests will be reviewed by Enrollment Services. When any of the following reasons directly conflict with class meeting times, students are responsible for informing faculty members of the reason for the absence and for arranging to make up missed assignments, tests, quizzes, and class work insofar as this is possible. The Committee is to provide a final Report within 21 calendar days of the submission of a request to it.