Requesting a Change of Major

Who Can Request a Change of Major?

In order to request a change of major, you must be matriculated (accepted) in a degree program and registered for classes the semester prior to the effective term of the major change. If you are applying during the summer, you must have been matriculated and enrolled for the previous spring semester.

If you do not meet these criteria or recently graduated from Monroe Community College, you must apply to change your major through the Admissions Office.

When Can I Request a Change of Major?


Major change applications are accepted until the end of the 3rd week of classes for the effective term.

Note: Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Nursing and Radiologic Technology are considered high demand degree programs and have specific admission requirements, deadlines and procedures. Some additional degree programs, such as Clinical Lab Technology and Health Information Technology, accept students on a rolling basis until the major is at maximum capacity.

Where Do I Request a Change of Major?


On-line through MyMCC under Student Records. See video for directions.

Academic Advisement Center
Building 1, Room 231

Student Services Office
Room 5252

What Criteria is Used to Determine Eligibility?

Applicants must be in good academic standing and have completed all entrance requirements by the end of the semester in which they apply. Entrance requirements are listed in the MCC Catalog & Student Handbook. Applicants for competitive health related programs must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to be considered.

How Will I Know If I Have Been Accepted?

Students will be notified by student email once their application has been approved. However, approved major changes will be rescinded if students:

  • Do not enroll in the term the Major change is in effect for.

How Can I Register for Classes?

After receiving a major change acceptance email, students should follow the instructions on the Sometimes a change of major can affect a student's financial aid status. It is strongly recommended that applicants check with the Financial Aid Office in advance of requesting a change of major on-line.

If you have further questions about major change procedures, please contact:

Advisement and Graduation Services
Building 1, Room 231

Office Hours:
Monday 9:00am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday limited services from 9:00 am - 10:30 am full services 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00am - 4:30 pm

(585) 292-2400