Undergraduate Program Frequently Asked Questions

  • What majors are offered within the College of Education

Students working towards a College of Education Major may select from one of three options: American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, Career and Technical Studies, or Child Development. To add a major, please visit with an advisor at the Student Success Center.

 

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies (http://www.csus.edu/coe/academics/undergraduate/programs/overview-asl.html)

 

Career and Technical Studies
(http://www.csus.edu/coe/academics/undergraduate/programs/overview-career-technical.html)

 

Child Development
(http://www.csus.edu/coe/academics/undergraduate/programs/overview-chdv.html)

 

  • What minors are offered within the College of Education?

Students working towards a College of Education Minor may select from one of four options: American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, Child Development, Counseling, and Teaching, Equity and Engagement. The minors vary in units from 15-23 units and can be added on to any major.

(http://www.csus.edu/coe/academics/undergraduate/programs/overview-minors.html).

 

To add a minor please visit with an advisor at the Student Success Center.

 

  • Where do I go to receive major and/or minor advising?

Students should visit the Student Success Center (Eureka 437) during open business hours to receive major and/or minor advising. Students do not need to make an appointment for advising.

 

  • Do I need to see an assigned faculty member for academic (major/minor) advising?

No, students do not need to see an assigned faculty member for major/minor advising. They should visit the Student Success Center (Eureka 437) during open business hours to receive major and/or minor advising. Students do not need to make an appointment for advising.

 

  • I am on the wait list for a course, what does this mean?

You may add yourself to a wait list for a class if the class is full. The wait list does not guarantee a seat in the class. You may enroll in up to 9 units on the wait list. You must be eligible to enroll in the class to wait list, meaning you have met all of the prerequisites for the course. Students on the waiting list who are not in attendance for the first class meeting will be crossed off the list (unless the instructor has made other arrangements with that student). Instructors have the right on a case-by-case basis to overenroll a full course and follow a set of predetermined priorities in regards to overenrolling students into a full course.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

In adding students to open or full classes from the waiting list the priority is

  1. Seniors graduating that semester (must have graduation application filed).
  2. Graduate (MA) students with conditional undergraduate requirements
  3. Seniors graduating in a future semester (must have a graduation application filed)
  4. CHDV majors in numerical order from the waiting list
  5. Students in other majors.

 

DEAF STUDIES

 In adding students to open or full classes from the waiting list the priority is

  1. Majors and Minors
  2. Seniors graduating that semester (must have graduation application filed).
  3. Seniors graduating in a future semester (must have a graduation application filed)
  4. Other students in numerical order from the waiting list.

 

UG EDUC/General Education

In adding students to open or full classes from the waiting list the priority is

  1. CoE MA students and Credential students
  2. Minor in Education Students
  3. Seniors graduating that semester (must have graduation application filed).
  4. Seniors graduating in a future semester (must have a graduation application filed)
  5. Other students in numerical order from the waiting list.

 

  • How do I add a course after registration closes?

Students should attend class during the first week of classes and ask the professor if they are adding students at the start of class. Once the instructor has identified which if any students are to be added to the class, students should complete an add form (link); this form must be signed by the instructor and turned in by the student to the COE office in EUR 401.

 

  • I cannot add a class, however, I have met the prerequisites (or am currently enrolled in a prerequisite).

Students needing assistance in adding a course (ChDv, EDUC, ASL) should use the following link https://csus.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2aYiwKgJ09Ar66N.

 

 

  • How do I drop a course?

First 2 weeks - During the Fall and Spring semesters you can add and drop classes using MySacState until the end of the second week of the semester. Weeks 3-6 - During this period students must describe the seriousness of the circumstances that necessitate dropping and get the approval of the instructor and department chair on a Drop Petition. Most departments require verifying documents, such as a letter from a doctor or supervisor. In weeks 3 & 4, drop forms are turned in to the department office and no grade is given. In weeks 5 & 6, forms are turned in to the Office of the University Registrar and “W” grades are assigned. Week 7 through the last day of classes - It is more difficult to drop classes after the sixth week. The drop petition requires signatures from the instructor, the department chair, and the dean of the college which offers the class. Students are required to have a letter from a doctor or supervisor stating that a medical or work-related circumstances are beyond the control of the student. Turn in forms to the Office of the University Registrar; a “W” grade will be assigned. Finals Week - No drops allowed.

For more information on dropping a course, please visit http://www.csus.edu/acad/faq/dropping.html#dropclass

  • How is dropping a class different from withdrawing?

Individual classes are dropped. Withdrawals involve the removal of all classes from a given semester. See Withdrawal form for detailed information on withdrawing: http://www.csus.edu/registrar/forms/.

 

  • What is a WU grade and how do I get it? Is that the same as a W grade?

A ‘WU’ is an unofficial withdrawal from a course.  A ‘WU’ acts as an F in calculating your GPA.  A ‘W’ is not the same as a ‘WU’.  A ‘W’, withdrawal, indicates an official drop from the course after the fourth week of the semester.  A ‘W’ is not calculated in your GPA. 

 

  • How do I learn more about graduation?

The university simplified the graduation application process for students. Videos, Manuals, and FAQs are available to guide students through the process. 

http://www.csus.edu/registrar/graduation/graduate_online.html

 

  • I am on Academic Probation. What do I do?

An undergraduate student is on Academic Probation when their CSUS GPA or Cumulative GPA is below a 2.0.  Students on Academic Probation are at risk of being Academically Disqualified. A student on Academic Probation has the opportunity to continue pursuing their degree at Sacramento State. The first semester on academic probation serves as a warning. Any student on Academic/Continued Probation will be limited to enrolling in no more than 14 units per semester. Please see the DEGREES faculty coordinator or the Undergraduate Studies department chair to talk about how to get back on track.

 

  • Are there any clubs and organizations within the College of Education?

Yes, the College of Education has various student clubs and organizations.

 

The ASL Club at Sac State has been created to support and promote the use of American Sign Language and the ideals of Deaf Culture and its Community. The ASL Club at Sac State aims to work with the Deaf Community and Students who wish to learn about or share its values in the hope of perpetuating a continuous united front and alliance.

 

The Joint Education Council is a organization dedicated to bettering the College of Education by developing a strategy each semester with intended goals to benefit the students in the College of Education.

 

The Child Development Association (CDA) at California State University, Sacramento aims to provide our members with opportunities to practice what they learn in the classroom. Officers will have the opportunity to lead the organization based on values, integrity, and lifelong relationships among peers. Officers and members will supply our local community with events that aim to educate people about child development as well as give back to the community at large. The CDA strides to provide tomorrow's leaders with world-class experiences with children by developing leadership and professional skills to its' members.

 

STEAM Pre-Teaching club aims to encourage, stem related majors to go into a career in education. The club will focus on resume building activities, networking with educational professionals, prepare students for the requirements of a teaching credential.

 

Please visit the Student Success Center to learn more.