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Forms and Procedures

Change of Major

Eligibility

Some colleges and programs have additional admission standards that exceed the requirements for admission to WVU. If you do not meet the requirements, the Office of Admissions will not be able to process your change.

Current Students

To change your major, please contact the department that you want to transfer into. Students applying to be readmitted to West Virginia University will be readmitted into their previous major.

First-Time Freshmen 

All major change requests need to be submitted no later than one week prior to attending New Student Orientation

Please note: if you are a first-time freshman admitted into the First-Year Pathways program, you are not permitted to change your major until successfully completing one year of coursework at WVU.

Transfer Students

All major change requests need to be submitted no later than one week prior to your first meeting with your adviser and before you register for courses. Major change requests occurring after you have registered for courses must be initiated with your current adviser.

Procedure

If you have attended orientation or have met with your adviser, you will need to contact the department that you want to transfer into. If you have not attended orientation or met with your adviser, you may submit the Change of Major Form to:

Office of Admissions
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506


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