First Year Change Major
The First Year Change Major Application allows you to request to change your major prior to your first start term. Please read the following First Year Change Major instructions carefully, before starting 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.
Please note that once you select to change your major, you may not be able to revert to your prior choice of major, or college. To see if your major has been closed for the current term, visit the Undergraduate Admissions Closed Programs page.
After May 1, incoming First Year Students—students who have never attended college since graduating high school and have confirmed their admission offer—will be able to use the First Year Change Major Application.
Instructions to Change Your Major
Step 1: Access the Application
Access the application 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 First Year Change Major option 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 form. Please note that each college may have slightly different next steps. Your application will be processed by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. 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 First Year Change 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.