Change of Major(across the schools)
Note: Students are not allowed to change major in the first year.
1.Students who apply for change of major outside their own Schools should have satisfied at least one of the following minimum conditions:
(1)the student has taken course(s) of at least 6 units with an average grade of not less than B- that would be counted towards the major requirement of the programme; or
(2)the admission score of the student must be higher than the student at the lowest decile who had been successfully admitted to the programme concerned in the same Province in the same year that s/he was first admitted to the University; or
(3)the student has attained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in the current academic year.
2.Students MUST submit the application(s) within the prescribed period to the School(s) concerned, indicating the fulfilment of at least one of the conditions listed in (1) above, together with supporting documents, e.g. unofficial transcript, if applicable, for Schools’ reference. Students should also take note of other requirements, e.g. interview, test, and etc., if any, as requested by Schools concerned.
3.Students admitted under the broad-based programmes can only apply for change of major after they have successfully declared their majors.
4.As regulated by the Ministry of Education, some students are not allowed to change their major under the following circumstances:
(1)students admitted through special admission schemes, including:
- those admitted to the major of foreign language are not allowed to transfer to the non-foreign language majors after admission, and
- those admitted to art majors are not allowed to transfer to the non-art majors after admission and vice versa;
(2)students with irregular academic status, such as suspension and registration deferment.
5.Schools will announce the outcomes in two weeks after the application deadline. Students are required to confirm their acceptance of the NEW major (for approval cases) in writing. Once the new major is accepted, all other successful application(s), if any, will be rejected automatically. The confirmation indicates the final decision. There is no appeal for any rejected application.
6.The application results will be posted on Registry’s website for public notice with no less than five working days. For all successful applications, students will receive a formal approval letter from Registry in connection to the change of major.
Note: Students who wish to change major inside their own School should refer to the notices from their School about the requirements and procedures.