New Student Admission Requirements

Testing out of CS 1400 and CS 1440

Students may take the CS 1400 Challenge Exam to recieve credit for CS 1400 and CS 1440. This provides students who already have a background in programming an option to begin with courses at their level of experience.

Computer Science Major Admission Criteria

Student Status CS Program Status Acceptance Criteria
New Freshmen with math assessment Admissible to the CS pre-professional program, as long as all acceptance criteria is met.
  • A minimum High School GPA of 2.5
  • A minimum ACT score of 17 (SAT score of at least 1050),
  • A minimum ACT math score of 25
  • A minimum 90 Admissions Index score.
New Freshmen without math assessment  Not admissible to CS.

Students with no math assessment, such as ACT or SAT scores, must take USU's ALEX Math Placement exam to determine math readiness. Students must place into MATH 1050 - College Algebra, at a minimum, to be admitted.  Additionally these students must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
  • A minimum 90 Admissions Index score.
Transfer students with MATH 1210 (Calculus I) prerequisites, or higher Admissible to CS pre-professional program, as long as all acceptance criteria is met.
  • Demonstrated completion of MATH 1210 - Calculus I prerequisites
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 in all transfer coursework
  • A minimum grade of C- in any Math or Computer Science courses that will be used toward a degree in CS at USU
  • No more than 3 repeats among any courses that will count toward CS pre-professional requirements.
Transfer students without MATH 1210 (Calculus I) prerequisites Not admissible to CS.

Transfer students must be Calculus-ready, as well as meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 in all transfer coursework
  • A minimum grade of C- in any Math or Computer Science courses that will be used toward a degree in CS at USU
  • No more than 3 repeats among any courses that will count toward CS pre-professional requirements.