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Academic Policies and Procedures

Change of Major

Students wishing to change majors should complete a 'Change of Major Request Form' in their academic advisor’s office before registration and no later than the first day of classes of a semester/term.

Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.00 may only change their major with permission from the Associate Dean of their current major and the Associate Dean of their intended major. Both Associate Deans' signatures are required on the 'Change of Major Request Form' prior to its submission to the Office of the Registrar.

If the change of major is approved, the student will then be responsible for meeting all program requirements and course prerequisites of the catalog in effect at the time of the change. In the first semester of change to a new major, the student must meet with an academic advisor to prepare a degree plan. The Core Curriculum requirements, however, remain those of the catalog in force at the time of matriculation unless the student specifically chooses those of a more recent catalog.

Deadlines and Fees

The Office of the Registrar will accept 'Undergraduate Change of Major' forms for processing up to the close of business on the first day of classes of each semester. Forms received after the first day of classes will be processed effective for the following semester.

All students are allowed to change majors twice in a given academic year at no charge. The academic year begins August 1st and is completed the last day of July each year.

If a student elects to change majors more than two times during an academic year, the third change requires a $25.00 fee. EXCEPTION: There is no charge to move to, or from, the “undeclared major” category.

Declaring a Major

Undergraduate students must declare an academic course of study or major by the time they have earned 54 semester credit hours in order to continue enrollment. These hours include UTD credits, credit transferred from other institutions, and hours awarded through credit by examination (AP, CLEP, IB, SAT, etc.).

Transfer students who have earned 54 hours at the time they apply for admission to UTD must declare a major at the time of admission.

Continuing students on academic probation who pass the 54 hour benchmark without declaring a major have a maximum of two long semesters to regain good academic standing. During this period students will remain undeclared. A student who fails to regain good standing within two long-semesters will be suspended from the university.


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