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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by CNAS students.

Please review the topics below for more information on the issues you might need help with.
  • Academic Standing
    • Good academic standing requires a minimum 2.0 GPA, both for the term and/or cumulative.
    • Academic Probation is the academic standing given when the term and/or cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0.  
    • Subject to Disqualification is the standing given when either GPA is at or below 1.5.  

    • A “subject to disqualification” standing does not indicate an automatic disqualification (being “kicked out”) from the University. 
    • Risk for disqualification from the University is likely when students have had 2 or more quarters of not being in good academic standing.  Students who are disqualified will receive an e-mail notification by the CNAS Divisional Dean.

    • Academic standing can be viewed in various locations: 1. Degree Audit, 2. Student Profile under the “Unofficial Transcript” tab.

    • Academic standing can be reverted back to “good academic standing” once the GPA's return to a 2.0 or higher. 

    • Unit Limit: students not in good academic standing once final grades post, will be limited to 15-units for the upcoming quarter.  

    • Students who returned to good academic standing after their grades post, will be able to register for up to 20 units.  Please allow 24-48hrs after all of your grades have posted for the system to update.  If there is still no change, please contact your advisor.

    • Grades are viewable in R’ Web.  You can refer to the Academic Calendar to find out when they become available at:

  • Advisor Contact Information
    • Advisors are not on campus but are working remotely.  E-mail is the primary means of communicating with your advisor. *Please do not call their office phone number and/or leave a message.*

    • Please allow 4-5 business days for your advisor to respond.  Avoid spamming/sending multiple e-mails to your advisor or sending e-mails to other CNAS advisors as this may cause a further delay in response time. 

    • You can find your advisor’s e-mail contact information in several locations: 1) under your major page 2) Student Profile under Advisors 3) Degree Audit, under Advisor

  • Change of Major – CNAS Majors
    • If you submitted a change of major form at the end of last quarter, you will need to wait until the end of week 4 (at the latest) of the following quarter, to see your new major listed. 

    • If you did not pass a required course for the new major or were not in good academic standing at the end of the quarter, then your change of major will not be approved and you will be notified via email.

    • To declare a major, please review the change of major criteria located in each major advising page to confirm you are eligible to declare. You can then plan to attend a Change of Major Workshop or meet with the advisor for the major you want to declare either weeks 2-4 or weeks 9-10.  Majors offering workshops are listed below, for all other majors, you should plan to meet with the advisor for that major to declare.

    • Biology Change of Major Workshops
    • Chem, Environ Sci, Math, Stat, Physics Change of Major Workshops
    • Math, Stat Minor Workshops

  • Change of Major – Non-CNAS Majors
  • Course Planning
  • Degree Audit
    • Go to your Student Profile

    • Click on Degree Audit and Plans

    • Your Degree Audit will appear with your current major and courses completed and still needed.

    • If you want to see the requirements needed for different major and how your completed courses will work toward that, follow these tips:

    • Click on “What If” on the left-hand side of the Degree Audit (right under “Worksheets”)

    • In the “Program” box click your major from the drop-down menu

    • If the major has a concentration, you will have to click in the “Concentration” box drop-down menu and choose your concentration of choice

    • Once your major and concentration are set, click on “Process What-If” (above “Select your primary area of study”)

    • It will show the courses you still need to complete. 

    • If you click on the courses still needed, you can click on the class and see the description, pre-requisites, etc., if the course is being taught in the current quarter or the following quarter (once registration has begun for that quarter)

  • Enrollment Assistance – CNAS courses
    • For enrollment issues with CNAS courses (i.e. BIOL, BCH, CHEM), the CNAS Enrollment Management Center is the primary point of assistance 

    • In order to best troubleshoot your enrollment issues, please first screen for the following: course pre-requisites, co-requisites, time conflicts. *Pre-requisites and co-requisites can be verified via the Schedule of Classes or the UCR Catalog  

    • If the above has been screened, then proceed with completing & submitting the following electronic request form:
    • There are Enrollment Specialists for each department/subject, please refer to this link for specific contact information: 

    • Waitlisted classes: If you are unable to enroll into a course you have waitlisted for during the 24-hour notice window, you will need to repeat the waitlist process, and waitlist for the class again

  • Enrollment Assistance – Non-CNAS courses
  • Failing a Course
    • If you took a class with components that are graded separately (i.e., Chemistry lecture and lab, Physics lecture and lab) and did not pass one of those components, you will need to submit an Enrollment Request Form to the CNAS Enrollment Management Center in order to be able to register again for the component you need to repeat.  If this was your second time not passing either component, please contact your academic advisor to discuss your options.

    • For courses without a separately graded component or if you need to repeat both components of a course with separately graded components, you will be able to re-register on your own if this will be your first time repeating the course. 

    • Please check the “additional documents” section of your major advising page to review the Schedule of Course Offerings to see if the course you need to repeat is offered next quarter

  • Learning Communities
    • If you did not pass one of the required courses for the Learning Communities (Advising Seminar, Math, Biology, Chemistry), then you will not be eligible to continue in the Learning Communities program.

    • The Freshman Advising Seminar (NASC93) is only taken during the fall quarter.

    • Please note that Learning Community schedules cannot be changed.

    • For any other inquiries about the Learning Communities program, please send an email to

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