Change of Major

To continue to enhance advising and help students change a major, the university now will have three common change of major times every year, instead of varying deadlines by colleges and departments. In addition, the process will be online. When a change of major time opens up, students can request a new primary major through Hokie SPA. Each college will run its own process to determine if it can accept the student and will then notify the student of the decision. This process applies to students who wish to change their primary major. Requests for adding secondary majors will still follow the current paper process.

Step-by-step instructions available here on how to apply for a new primary major. 

 

Summer 2017

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

 Change of Major Application Opens

May 1

July 31

December 18

April 30

 Deadline to Apply for Restricted Major

 May 14

August 18

January 7

May 13

Deadline for Notification (Restricted Major)

May 19

August 22

January 12

May 18

Classes Begin

May 22

August 28

January 16

May 21

Deadline to Apply for Non-Restricted Major

May 26

September 1

January 26

May 25

Deadline for Notification (Non-Restricted Major)

May 30

September 8

February 2

May 29

All Changes Processed in Banner

May 31

September 11

February 5

May 30

 

The following table shows when colleges are processing secondary majors, minors, and/or concentrations.

 

Declaring Secondary Majors, Minors, or Concentrations

 College of Ag & Life Sciences (CALS)

Requests will be processed anytime.*

*HNFE will process secondary major requests during the Change of Major Application period.

 College of Arch & Urban Studies (CAUS)

Requests will be processed anytime.

Pamplin College of Business (PCOB)

Secondary major requests will be processed during the Change of Major Application period.*

*Minor applications and changes to concentrations will be processed anytime.

College of Engineering (COE)

Secondary major and minor requests will be processed during the Change of Major Application period.*

*Concentrations will be processed anytime.

College of Liberal Arts & Human Studies (CLAHS)

Requests will be processed anytime.

College of Natural Resources & Environment (CNRE)

Requests will be processed anytime.

College of Science (COS)

The following departments will process second majors/minors at anytime:

  • BIOC
  • CHEM
  • GEOS
  • CMDA
  • NANO
  • SYSB
  • PSYC

The following departments will process second majors/minors during the Change of Major Application period:

  • BIOL
  • ECON
  • MATH
  • STAT
  • PHYS
  • NEUR