Monday, June 16, 2014

Changing your Major

As everyone most likely knows, UGA implemented a new student system this year, and one of the things we have been waiting on is the method for enrolling students (and current students) to be able to change their major. This process has now been thoroughly tested, and the first few freshman orientation sessions have been a great example of how this works. While this will give you details on how to change your major, I will not go into adding/removing a minor or certificate, as that should wait until after you have worked with an advisor Here are the steps you need to take to change your major:

To add a major:
  1. Log into Athena
  2. Select Student
  3. Select "My Programs"
  4. Select "Add Major"
  5. Select your new major from the dropdown menu. (You should select the intended major where possible because you have not met the requirements for the actual major at this time.)
  6. Select "Next", and then "Confirm". The new major will now appear under My Majors.
To remove a major (You cannot remove a major until you add another major first.):
  1. Select "Remove Major"
  2. Select the major you wish to remove from the dropdown menu.
  3. Select "next" and then "Confirm". The major will no longer appear under My Majors.
Additional Information:

If the major you wish to add requires approval, you can click a link to the Bulletin to see the requirements for the major.  New UGA students should select the intended major where possible because you have not met the requirements for the actual major at this time. If you choose to add the major, the change will be pending until the request is approved or denied. If an intended major exists and you select the actual major by mistake, your request will most likely be denied.  You may cancel the request at any time, and only your original major will appear under My Majors.
 

Are you currently at Orientation or plan to attend a future Orientation Session?
  • You will be advised for your new major during orientation.
Have you already attended Orientation?
  • You should contact your advisor to find out if any changes should be made to your schedule.
To see a list of all of the undergraduate majors offered at UGA, go to the Bulletin website and select the “Majors” tab, or refer to the Admissions Majors page. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Curriculum Systems at 706-542-6358. 

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