IMPORTANT: The following information is for newly admitted students only. If you are a current UA student, please contact an advisor in the college that you would like to transfer into.
You can change/add a college or major at any point in your academic career at the University of Arizona. Please be aware that certain majors may require prerequisites.
A change of major before registration of classes is done through the Office of Admissions. Please send a letter or email stating the major that you have initially applied for and the new major you are requesting. The letter/email must have the spelling of your full name (spell FAMILY NAME in capital letters), date of birth, and student ID number if you have been admitted. Please keep in mind that if you have been admitted and an I-20 has been issued, you must return the old I-20 before a new one can be issued. This may delay processing of your visa and your departure.
Once you have registered for classes, to declare a major in a different college, you must first receive permission from the dean’s office of the college to which you wish to transfer. Change from one college to another is initiated by filing a change of college form with the new college.
To change majors within your current college, consult with the academic advisor for the new major regarding program requirements and the procedure to declare the major. There may be restrictions on the time of the semester for declaring a major or changing colleges.
Once you have changed your major, please contact International Student Services (ISS) to let them know of the changes so they can update your I-20.