Change of Program

A student may change a major or program by working with their advisor to complete a Major Revision form.

  1. Changes in major/program should begin with a faculty advisor-student conference. 
  2. The student should meet with a faculty advisor in the new program to determine if any prior coursework will apply toward graduation in the new major or program. The advisor will complete the Major Revision form and submit it to the Records Office.
  3. Graduation requirements for the new major/program are those listed in the catalog at the time the change in major was made.  Graduation requirements listed in a separate section of this catalog may supersede these requirements.
  4. Students with transfer credit should request another transcript evaluation based on their new major.

Major/Program Change with Grade Point Average Adjustment

The College realizes that a student may have made an inappropriate selection of program or major, which often results in the student experiencing academic difficulty. 

A student may change from one major or program to another and receive a grade point average adjustment, provided that:

  1. The student has not previously exercised the Major Change with GPA Adjustment option.
  2. The student has had a conference with a faculty advisor to review the requirements for the new major and to explain the reason(s) for the first difficulty and how success will occur in the new major or program.  
  3. The course(s) would not apply to the new major or have counted in a previous degree.  These courses are typically those with a General Education or Basic Related designation.  Rhodes State College courses, which are no longer available (and/or courses that are elective in nature), are eligible for consideration. 
  4. The Dean of Student Affairs, Dean of Academic Affairs, and the Division Dean of the new major/program approve the request.  

Note: Current Financial Aid Status may not change as a result of the adjustment.