Change Existing Major to a New Major

The change of college form allows you to make certain changes to your education, such as changing, adding, or dropping a major or minor. Please read the following Change Existing Major instructions carefully, before starting your application.

First–Year Students Only

Use the button in this box if you need to change your program or major as a First–Year Student. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you are an incoming Transfer Student or if you have questions about your application.

Changing an Existing Major to a New Major means that you no longer wish to pursue your current major and would like to work towards earning a different degree. This removes the current major from your degree plan and replaces it with the new selection if approved.

Currently enrolled degree–seeking students who wish to change their major will want to select Change an Existing Major to a New Major. Students can use the Majors & Programs page to view current major offerings. (e.g. Students wishing to change their major from a Business Analytics BS to a Finance BBA, or students wishing to switch from a Chemistry BS to a Chemistry BA.)

Instructions to Change Your Major

Step 1: Access the Form

Access the form by logging in with your central UC credentials via the button below. Next, you will be asked to fill out your residential information. Once you have entered your information, choose the option to change existing major to a new major and proceed with the form. Please note that answers are not stored, so make sure to complete your request form in one sitting.

Step 2: Select College

Select your new intended college from the drop–down menu. Click “Next.”

Step 3: Read and Follow the Instructions

Each college has different instructions, outlining their process and deadlines. It is important that you read everything carefully to avoid further delays in your application.

Step 4: Complete the Application

Once you have read the instructions, continue with the application form. Since your application will be processed by your new college, each college will have slightly different next steps. If you need assistance completing your application, please contact the Transfer & Transition Advising Center.

Step 5: Review Next Steps

Immediately after completing your application you will be presented with a “Next Steps” screen containing information from the college and the Registrar about the timeline and next steps.

Step 6: Confirm Your Change in Major

You will receive an email to your UC email account if your change in major is approved. Log back into the Change Existing Major to a New Major Application and "Confirm" your request. Your degree plan will be updated only after you select "Confirm."

Example of change in major approval email text. "Hello DeeAnne, Thank you for submitting your recent change request related to Lindner College of Business (LCB): 22BAC Accounting BBA (ACCT-BBA). After review of your credentials, a decision has been made. Please take the necessary action by clicking the "confirm" button, which can be found here:

Example of Change in Major Approval Email

After Submitting Your Application

Track Your Application Status

Once you have submitted your application, you can track your status under the “My Forms” tab.

Cancel a Pending Application

If you need to cancel a pending application, access your form under the “My Forms” tab and click the “Cancel” button in the “Cancel” column.