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How to Change Your Major

Between 0 – 55 Earned Credits

The NSSC only changes the primary major of Freshmen and Sophomores (students having earned fewer than 56 credits). Students in James Madison, Lyman Briggs or the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities will follow the process explained in the “Residential College Process” section below.  Students with 40 or more credits are advised to meet with the  major-preference advisor of the new major of interest prior to requesting a major change.   


There are two ways to request a major change:

1.  Visit any Neighborhood Engagement Center

or

2.  Submit an online request: ONLINE MAJOR CHANGE REQUEST FORM*

*This form was created using Google Apps.  Your MSU NetID grants you access to this Google Form.  

Form Access Instructions:

1. Sign out of Non-MSU Google Apps accounts and close all tabs or windows running Google Apps (Google Drive, Docs, Calendar, etc.)

2. Select this link: ONLINE MAJOR CHANGE REQUEST FORM

1: The MSU Authentication page will open.

2. Enter your MSU NETID and Password

Note:  If you receive the message “You need permission” log out of all Google accounts and close all open tabs or windows running Google Apps, and follow the above steps again.


Residential College Process

Freshmen and Sophomores in James Madison, Lyman Briggs or the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities must first complete an exit interview with their residential college advisor or office assistant/secretary.  Upon completion of the exit interview a note will be entered in to your Electronic Student Academic Folder (ESAF) verifying your eligibility to change majors.  After the completion of this process students must meet with a Neighborhood Advisor to request a major change.  Visit any Neighborhood Engagement Center


56 or More Earned Credits

Students must meet with the major advisor and/or contact the Academic and Student Affairs Office (Advising Office) for the college of the major they wish to declare to initiate a major change.


Additional Majors, Second Degrees and Minors

To add an additional major, second degree, or minor  students must meet with the advisor of the program and/or submit a request through the Academic and Student Affairs Office of the college managing the major or minor.  

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