Declared primary majors will have priority enrolling in some of the major classes (see notes in Albert for details). Priority registration does not apply to second majors.
Deadline for Declaring or Changing a Major
Students can declare or change their majors typically two weeks before the registration week (see registration date on the Academic Calendar).
Spring Semester: 5 pm, Friday, April 7th (Shanghai Time)
Fall Semester: TBD
The advising office reviews the major declaration/change requests once per semester typically one week before registration starts. If your request is submitted before the deadline above, your request will be posted at least one day before the registration starts (see registration dates on the academic calendar). Requests submitted after the deadline will be reviewed before the next registration cycle. For example, if you submit the request after the Spring semester deadline above, your major request will be reviewed and processed in the Fall semester.
Primary Major Declaration
- Students must have a final grade of C, or currently enrolled in a designated prerequisite course for the major (see major websites for the prerequisite course).
- Students may declare a major when completed or enrolled in at least 32 credits, and a major should be declared prior to completion of 64 credits.
Secondary Major Declaration
- Students need to successfully complete more than half of the courses required for the primary and secondary majors.
- Students should present their four-year plan that demonstrates they can complete all degree requirements to their academic advisor for review.
Change a Major
It is not recommended for seniors who have earned over a total of 100 credit hours in a major to change their majors. For questions about changing a major, students may discuss with their advisor.