Depending on the size and character of the applicant pool in any given year, it may be possible to join the major without having first taken this key introductory course. When this is possible:
· Your course plan should indicate that you plan to take this course at your next available opportunity.
· Your acceptance into the major may be provisional on performing well in the course when you do take it.
· Ideally your transcript so far, along with your application essay, will demonstrate that you know what cognitive science is, and what it has to offer (knowledge that many students acquire from taking this course).