Engineering Student Services Team
Changing your major is a multi-step process and specialized to each major. This website is to be used as a guideline. Students must have conversations with appropriate offices and departments to see if changing their major is possible.
Students are expected to research their options and make a well-informed decision before entering an ICMA. Here are some exploratory options:
1. Log onto your Cal Poly Portal. Click on the ACADEMICS tab. Click on the "change of major" link on the bottom right of the page.
2. Select box labeled "I want to attend a change of major workshop". Select ONE major from the drop down menu and click "submit".
3. Select the workshop you want to attend.
4. Click "sign up" to confirm the workshop you want to attend.
Dates coming soon!
These requirements should be satisfied while in an official ICMA. They do not need to be met prior to submitting the inquiry/eligibility form.
If a student is granted an ICMA, it will not exceed two quarters and will require:
The completion of coursework in the intended major without prior consultation with a Change of Major Advisor does not guarantee the student eligibility to switch into the intended major.
If a student is granted an ICMA, it will be one quarter and will require one of the following:
Option #2 (for students unable to achieve a Cal Poly cumulative GPA of 3.3):
*Students with AP or transfer credit for CPE 101 will be required to take CPE 202 or the next CSC/CPE course in the series
SE will NOT be accepting change of majors for the foreseeable future.
Students interested in SE should meet with a Career Counselor to discuss other majors that can meet their career goals.
New students must wait until July 22nd to submit the form below!
Students who receive notification they are eligible can then submit an Engineering Change of Major Application:
After submitting the Engineering Change of Major Application, make an appointment with a Change of Major Advisor in Engineering Student Services. This appointment will discuss the target major, the possibility of getting an Individual Change of Major Agreement (ICMA) and which courses will be included on the agreement.