Senate Policy:  37-30, Entrance to and Changes in Major Programs of Study

1. Each college dean shall establish procedures for assisting students in the change of major process. Information regarding this process can be obtained from the appropriate college advising contact.

2. Change of major requests and decisions are recorded on ISIS (screen ARUSBB or ARUSAD). Email notifications of approvals entered on ARUSAD or ARUSBB are sent to the student and the former dean's office. Email notifications of denials entered on ARUSBB are sent to the current dean's office. The current dean's office will notify the student of the decision.

3. When a student leaves pre-major or major status in a college and enters pre-major status in a new college, the college dean's office in the new college must review the student's entrance to major pool and make any necessary adjustments.

4. When a student moves from pre-major or major status into DUS, DUS must consult with the appropriate college to determine the relevant entrance to major pool.

Note: Students who have completed a baccalaureate or associate degree program and enter into another undergraduate degree program must use the re-enrollment process in accordance with policy K-1.

Senate Policy:  37-30, Entrance to and Changes in Major Programs of Study

Approved: ACUE (1-8-98)
Revised: ACUE (10-6-05)
Revised: Editorial (4-22-11)

The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. Please consult a Penn State academic adviser for more detailed information. Penn State is an affirmative action, equal opportunity university.