Change of Major Overview and Resources

Students admitted as Freshmen (First Years) in Summer or Fall 2018 may not change majors until after the deadline for withdrawal from classes (W deadline) in Fall semester. Undergraduates admitted as Freshmen (non-transfers) are allowed one unrestricted change of major prior to earning 60 hours. There are a few majors that have been granted exceptions to this rule (ME, ISYE, Music Technology). After earning 60 hours, students are only allowed to change majors at the discretion of the new major.  Transfers are only granted changes at the discretion of the new major.

It's important to learn about your options and be sure you understand what each major expects of you, and can offer you, as well as the academic program and course requirements. Some majors offer “info” sessions to help you get all these basics—and some require that you register for and attend these. Others offer appointment times for you to meet with an advisor to discuss your options and ask questions. Tech is a big place, and each major handles the change-of-major process a little differently. The information on this site is designed to give you the basics. Please follow the links below for additional details and clarification. All students with general questions related to changing or exploring majors are welcome to meet with or contact Dr. Beth Spencer, Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising, at beth.spencer@gatech.edu or through GradesFirst. Please note that Dr. Spencer cannot take the place of major-specific information sessions, nor can she sign change-of-major forms, but can help with exploration and connecting you with the right resources at Tech. 

Also remember that the Center for Career Discovery and Development offers a variety of resources that can help you think about your major and your future professional life. These range from assessments to career counseling, for example, as well as some great online resources related to thinking about majors. 

The GT Change-of-Major form is available from the Registrar’s website, as is information about general change-of-major policy.

College of Computing

All students MUST attend a Change of Major meeting.

All students MUST attend a Change of Major meeting.

Sophomores-Seniors must also complete an intro CS course and earn a C or higher

There are also Minor Interest Meetings on the CS Minors.

College of Design

Schedule an advising appointment in GradesFirst (gatech.gradesfirst.com) or email Troy Whyte.

College of Engineering

Students must meet with Dr. Lakshmi Sankar.

(During the month of October, email Dr. Sankar to schedule a meeting.

Make an appointment (change/addition of major) with BME in GradesFirst.

More information here.

All students are encouraged to register for and attend a change-of-major meeting.

Continuing students with 30 or more hours of credit must meet certain requirements, detailed on website.

Attend an Info Session (registration required).

Walk-ins are fine for changing OUT of major.

All students must register for and attend an Information Session.

Students beyond their second semester, as well as freshmen who have already made one change-of-major, must meet several requirements, which are detailed on the website

Meet with either Dr. Mary Lynn Realff, Ms. Shirley Manchester, or Ms. Renita Washington.

Click here for more information and here for additional helpful tips.

Info on ME, NRE and Undeclared Engineering advising.

Process: Drop off form at front desk in MRDC 3112 and plan to pick it up next business day.  To meet with an advisor to discuss major exploration, use GradesFirst to schedule an appointment 

  • :  Students beyond their second semester at Tech, those who have already made one change-of-major, and all transfer students, must meet ME requirements. Click here for details.

NRE: Students who have earned 60 or more hours must meet specific requirements

College of Sciences

Meet with Dr. Kimberley Schurmeier to discuss major and for signatures.

Meet with Dr. Kimberley Schurmeier to discuss major and for signatures.

Meet with Dr. Dana Hartley by either emailing her or schedule an appointment in GradesFirst.

Contact Dr. Enid Steinbart or schedule an appointment in GradesFirst.

Click here for more information!

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Regan Lawson in GradesFirst.

For more information on this new major, click here.

Contact Dr. Martin Jarrio to schedule a meeting.

Schedule an appointment with Mary Holder in GradesFirst.

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Schedule an advising appointment with Jesse Brannen in GradesFirst .

All students MUST attend a Change of Major meeting. Click here for more information!

Email Mr. Tony Gallego for an appointment or stop by walk-in hours (10-4, M-F) in Old CE Bldg, rm. 208

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Amy D’Unger in GradesFirst (gatech.gradesfirst.com).

Additional information and resources for students interested in changing to or adding the HTS major are available here.

Students interested in International Affairs (INTA) should meet with Ms. Stephanie Jackson and can schedule an appointment in GradesFirst .

Schedule an appointment with Amanda Blocker in GradesFirst .

Schedule an appointment with Ms. Leslie Ross in GradesFirst .

NOTE: Students interested in majors such as Econ & International Affairs, or Global Economics and Modern Languages, or International Affairs and Modern Languages should meet with the advisors in both areas

Scheller College of Business

Scheller has several required steps for changing majors, detailed here.

Be sure to plan ahead in order to be ready for the BSBA Preparation Meeting