CHANGING PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Change of Concentration or Major Instrument Within the Same Degree Program

Currently enrolled students who are considering changing their concentration or their major instrument within the same degree program should consult with their department chair and academic advisor prior to requesting a change. Students in the baccalaureate dance program are eligible to request a change in concentration before the end of their third year. Students in the baccalaureate music program are eligible to request a change in major instrument if they are equally competent on a second instrument.

Students who wish to change their concentration or major instrument within the same degree program must submit a completed Change of Concentration or Major Instrument Form to the Office of Admissions and Records to request the change. A change of concentration or major instrument requires approval by the department Chair and the major advisor for the changed concentration or major instrument. An audition is required for a change in major instrument.

Students will be notified of the decision by the Office of Admissions and Records. Students whose requests have been approved will thereupon be subject to the graduation requirements of the new concentration or major instrument.

Change of Degree Program

Currently enrolled students who are considering changing to another degree program should consult with their current major advisor as well as the current and prospective departments’ Chairs prior to requesting a change. Students who have completed less than 50 percent of their current major’s degree requirements may be eligible to change programs.

To be considered for admission to another degree program, students are required to submit a completed short-form application for admission to the Office of Admissions and Records. Applications must be reviewed and approved by the admissions committee before students can be granted registration privileges for their new program. Note that F-1 international students who have recently changed their programs of study will need to promptly request a new I-20 from the Office of International Services.