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Change of Major / Concentration / Minor

Before initiating a change of major, concentration or minor, students should contact the office administering the program of study to carefully review the requirements and prerequisites. A complete listing of program contacts is available via links on the VCU home page. Credits previously earned at VCU or at another university may or may not be applicable to the new academic program.

To request a change, students should complete a Change of Major/Concentration/Minor form, and submit it to the new program for approval. The academic program change becomes official after the Office of Records and Registration has received authorization from the appropriate school dean, department chair or program head. Changes in an academic program may occur for the current semester only through the add/drop period. Changes processed after the add/drop period are effective for the following fall or spring semester, and changes processed during the summer sessions are effective for the following fall semester. Changes that are processed after the add/drop period will not become effective unless the student is enrolled in the semester immediately following the requested change.

Students who wish to change to a School of the Arts undergraduate program should use the Change of Major/Minor application at vcu.edu/arts/apply.

Non-degree seeking students intending to enter a degree-seeking status should not complete a Change of Major/Concentration/Minor form. They must go through the admission process.

Students currently enrolled in an MCV Campus undergraduate program who wish to change to another MCV Campus undergraduate program must go through the admission process.

Students currently enrolled in a Graduate or Professional Program on either campus who wish to change their program of study must adhere to the guidelines in the Graduate and Professional bulletins.

Becoming a Monroe Park Campus Undergraduate
Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program on the MCV Campus who wish to change to an undergraduate program on the Monroe Park Campus should adhere to the above instructions.

Becoming an MCV Campus Undergraduate
Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program on the Monroe Park Campus who wish to change to an undergraduate program on the MCV Campus, must go through the admission process.

Change of Address

Changes to the permanent, local, and billing addresses can be made using eServices, in-person or by writing to Records and Registration. This information cannot be taken over the telephone or by e-mail.

Residency Status

Students desiring a change of residency status from out-of-state to in-state for tuition purposes should file an Application for Change of Domicile. The student must present clear and convincing evidence that he or she is not residing in the state primarily to attend school. Changes in residency status shall only be granted from the date the application is received. The application deadline is 30 days prior to the start of the semester. However, it is strongly recommended that applications be submitted earlier than the stated deadline. Processing time may require four to six weeks.

Privacy

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a student can request that directory information not be released without the consent of the student. This request should be made no later than fourteen days after the beginning of the semester. All that is required is a signed written request that "Directory Information" not be released. If such a request is made, Records and Registration will not be able to verify attendance, earned degrees, or any other directory information without the consent of the student. This request is effective until revoked in writing by the eligible student.