Entry into any Pre-Major Program at Thaddeus Stevens College is based on an evaluation of high school transcripts, PSSA score and a placement test. Upon completion of the test, students will be notified by the Office of Admissions as to whether or not a Pre-Major Program is necessary. These are not options that students can choose on their own as a program of study.
Students whose placement evaluation scores indicate that they have not developed the necessary skills in reading, writing and/or mathematics must successfully complete prerequisite courses before matriculation into a technical program. Success in a prerequisite level course is indicated by a grade of "C" or better.
Students needing prerequisite level courses will be scheduled for remedial courses during a summer session (see below) or during their first academic year.
Pre-major courses may not replace any required or elective general education courses designated as counting toward a degree. Grades earned for pre-major courses will not be used in calculating a students GPA.
PLEASE NOTE - As of the 2012-2013 academic year, Pre-Major students are not eligible to participate on the athletic teams at Thaddeus Stevens College. Upon completion of the pre-major program and entry into a major, students will be eligible to join a team.
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