Drop an Existing Major
The change of college form allows you to make certain changes to your education, such as changing, adding, or dropping a major. Please read the following Drop an Existing Major instructions carefully, before starting your application.
First Year Students: Please contact the Office of Admissions if you wish to make changes to—or have questions about—your first–year application.
Dropping an Existing Major means that you are currently pursuing more than one major and would like to stop working towards one of the additional majors. This removes the additional major from your degree plan and keeps any other current majors.
Currently active students pursuing more than one major who no longer wish to one of the majors should select this option. (e.g., A student who is currently pursuing both a Biology BS and a Chemistry BS who no longer wishes to earn a Biology BS.)
Instructions for Submitting an Application
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 drop an existing 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 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. 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 Dropped Major
You will receive an email to your UC email account if your request to drop a major has been approved. Log back into the Drop a Major Application and "Confirm" your request. Your degree plan will be updated only after you select "Confirm."
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.