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To apply for a change of major, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Submit a Request for Change of Major through the Student Records System portal. The Admissions Office will print an unofficial grade report to include with the Change of Major Application.

  2. Submit a Change of Major Statement addressing the following topics:

    • Discuss reasons for requesting a change of major, and explain how these reasons relate to your future goals (personal, educational, and professional).

    • Describe how a change of major will affect your academic plan from this point forward, and include any steps you will take to ensure a smooth transition.

  3. Submit any additional materials required for the degree program to which you would like to change. Please see the table below for a list of additional materials required by each program.

Current ProgramDesired ProgramAdditional Materials Required
BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation,
or BS in Computer Science and Game Design
BS in Computer Engineering,
BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation, or BS in Computer Science and Game Design, or BA in Game Design
None
AnyBFA in Digital Art and AnimationArt Portfolio
BA in Game Design, or
BFA in Digital Art and Animation
BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation, or
BS in Computer Science and Game Design
None

Important Information Regarding Change of Major Requests

Changes of major will only take effect on the first day of the next semester in which courses are being taken. To be considered, requests must be submitted at least 20 working days before the end of the current semester; requests submitted after the deadline may be canceled. Specific deadlines for submitting a Request for Change of Major form are listed on the Academic Calendar.

  • Students requesting a change of major should remember to consider add/drop deadlines. Requesting a change of major does not exempt students from the add/drop policies at DigiPen.

  • Students may register for courses in any major prior to the deadline for adding a course, but it is recommended that they speak with their Student Success Advisor and Program Director if they have not yet had their Request for Change of Major approved.

  • Students considering a change of major should speak to the degree program faculty if they have specific questions about the differences between programs. Any questions about the status of a request for change of major or about this process should be directed to the Admissions Office or to the Student Affairs Office.

Change of Major Deadlines

  • July 30, 2018: Last day to submit request for a Change of Major for Fall 2018

  • November 19, 2018: Last day to submit request for a Change of Major for Spring 2019

  • March 25, 2019: Last day to submit request for a Change of Major for Summer 2019

  • July 22, 2019: Last day to submit request for a Change of Major for Fall 2019

Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at admissions.sg[at]digipen[dot]edu.