General Change of Major Information
First-year students may not change majors until after the deadline for withdrawal from classes (W deadline) in Fall semester. Non-transfer students 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 (CS, ME, ISYE, Music Technology). After earning 60 hours, students are only allowed to change majors at the discretion of the new major.
Transfer students are only granted changes at the discretion of the new major.
The GT Change-of-Major form is available from the Registrar’s website, as is information about general change-of-major policy.
Students considering a Change of Major are also encouraged to make an appointment with an Exploratory Advisor. Appointments can be made in AdvisorLink.
To learn more about the specific change of major requirements for each major, please refer to the information in the table below.
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College of Computing
Students MUST attend a Change of Major session.
College of Design
Contact Kirsten McLagan via Advisor Link for an appointment.
College of Engineering
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
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.
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Make an appointment with an ECE undergraduate advisor in Advisor Link. We see students via appointment only.
Nuclear & Radiological Engineering
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 NRE requirements. Click here for details.
NRE: Students who have earned 60 or more hours must meet specific requirements
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
In order for you to be fully prepared to major in Mechanical Engineering (ME), all students are required to complete the Change of Major Module in Canvas.
It is comprised of 6 short videos that showcase important information regarding an overview of Mechanical Engineering, the curriculum guide, advisor/student expectations, and how to complete the change of major form. This will take about 20 minutes to complete.
There is a short assessment to confirm your understanding of the information reviewed in the video portion of the module.
You are not obligated to change your major if you complete the Change of Major module.
If you have additional questions or need further assistance with the change of major process, please contact the ME advisor that will be assigned to you.
Additional instructions can be found in the Canvas module.
Once the Change of Major form has been signed by your current major and the ME department, it is solely the student's responsibility to turn the form into the Registrar’s Office.
Registrar’s Office is located on the first floor of Tech Tower. The form can also be emailed to the registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you turn your form into the Registrar’s Office after Phase 2 Registration closes for the semester, your change of major will go into effect during the following semester.
College of Sciences
Meet with Hui Zhu to discuss major and for signatures.
Please email William Stern via email at email@example.com about change of major meetings for psychology.
Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Students interested in International Affairs (INTA) should email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting.
Schedule an appointment with Alexis Fontaine in Advisor Link.
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
Literature, Media, & Communication
Schedule an appointment with Amanda Blocker via Advisor Link.