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Change your major, minor, college, or campus

Your first choice for your academic plan may not suit you as your interests develop, and as you discover all the University has to offer. Follow the instructions below for the change to your plan that you would like to make. Be sure to discuss with your advisor how the change could affect your timely graduation and financial aid. 

If you are considering taking just one class at another campus while maintaining enrollment on your home campus, read about multi-institutional status.

Change your major/minor or add a second degree program

Forms are available at each college's advising and academic services office and at some departmental offices. CLA requires a copy of your "Planned APAS" report from Grad Planner. For more information contact the college's advising and academic services office.

  • CEHSP - 120 Bohannon Hall, 726-7156
  • CLA - 310 Kirby Plaza, 726-8180
  • LSBE - 111A LSBE Building, 726-6594
  • SCSE - 140 Engineering, 726-7585
  • SFA - Visit your department office (Art & Design: 317 Humanities; Music: 231 Humanities; Theatre: 141 MPAC) or the School of Fine Arts main office (120 Montague), 726-8312

Dual undergraduate degrees

If you are pursuing more than one degree (i.e., BA and BS), and the second degree is in a different collegiate unit than the first, you will need to complete the Dual Degree Program Application - Undergraduate form, and submit it to the collegiate unit offering the second degree.

Change your college

(LSBE, CEHSP, CLA, SFA, or SCSE)

In order to register as a student in your new major, submit forms to the collegiate unit that offers the new major.

Processing time: It may take one-to-two weeks for an Application for Undergraduate Change of College (UMD campus) to be fully processed, depending on the time of the semester. If you are considering a change and want to register as a student in your new major, submit forms to the collegiate unit that offers the new major at least two weeks prior to your scheduled registration time for the next semester.

Submit these two forms to the advising and academic services office of the collegiate unit you wish to transfer to:

  1. Application for Undergraduate Change of College
  2. CLA requires a copy of your "Planned APAS" report from Grad Planner. For more information contact the college's advising and academic services office.

To confirm processing of your application, go to MyU: Academics and view your enrollment summary. Once your application has been processed, you may register for the requested term to activate the application.

Change your campus

Step 1: Meet with your current academic advisor to discuss your plan.

Step 2: Investigate transfer requirements.

These Twin Cities colleges and departments have specific transfer requirements:

Step 3: Make sure you meet the deadlines for applying. If you are applying to the Twin Cities campus, check the deadlines specific to the college/department you are applying to.

Step 4: Complete the Application for Undergraduate Change of Campus form

The following Twin Cities programs require you to submit supplemental application materials:

Step 5: Review the Guide for changing your U of M campus to help you through the transition.

If you wish to withdraw your application at any time, you must notify The UMD Office of Admissions (umdadmis@d.umn.edu or (218) 726-7171) or you will not be able to continue your studies at UMD.