Allow Cognitive Science majors more lenience in retaking requirements to get at least a B-

Allow Cognitive Science majors more lenience in retaking requirements to get at least a B-

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Cognitive Science Association started this petition to Cognitive Science Department at University of California - Irvine

Currently, in order to get into and stay within the Cognitive Science major, you cannot get a grade lower than a B- in any of the major requirement classes. This requirement encourages students to fail classes (get less than a C-) in order to be able to retake the class and stay in the major.

Multiple UCI students trying to get into the major and stay in the major are stuck in the awkward position of doing "too well" in the class (getting a C) to retake it, which leads to these students being ineligible to get into or stay within the major.

This is an undergraduate major, so there should be some leeway for current and aspiring Cognitive Science students that struggle during their first year(s) at UCI. 

No one should be punished and turned away from their dream career because they passed a class instead of failing it, especially if it is one of the first college classes they have ever taken.

Furthermore, students that have earned less than a B- without failing the major required course have still been able to pursue Cognitive Science in certain cases, while other students in the same situation have been turned away. The lack of consistency in implementing the department rules is blatantly irresponsible and unfair.

Most importantly, some counselors have been entirely unhelpful and rude to the current and prospective Cognitive Science students by being discouraging, unsympathetic, and refusing to arrange appointments to meet and discuss the situations. 

Please sign this petition to get the attention of the Cognitive Science Department and its counselors so we can make changes to the major for the better!

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