Effective as of: 08.01.2015
Policy for Publication
Policy Number: ACAD20140001
Undergraduate students who are enrolled at AUA may petition to change their major before the start of the fifth semester of study. A Petition for Change of Major form must be filed with the Office of the Registrar at least 30 days before the start of the semester to which the change will be applied. Late petitions will not be considered. The petition requires the signatures of the student’s current Program Chair, and the Program Chair for the desired major.
Petitions from students in their first semester of study will be considered only after the end of their first semester.
Students previously enrolled at AUA and returning from a leave of absence may petition to change their major along with their petition to resume their studies.
Changing majors may require additional course work and tuition payments and may cause delays in graduation.
Financial aid decisions are made on an annual basis. The award that a student received will remain the same, even if the new academic program now has higher tuition fee. If a student is changing to an academic program with a lower tuition fee it is not possible to receive a refund. It is necessary to reapply for financial aid for the next academic year and if awarded aid, the amount of the award will be adjusted accordingly.
A change of major is not automatic and depends upon, among other factors, available space in the program applied for and the student’s performance and preparedness for the program.
AUA Graduate Programs
Once admitted to an AUA graduate program, students may not change to another AUA degree program. It is necessary for the student to reapply through the Office of Admissions to the desired degree program. If application deadline dates have passed, applicants may have to wait for the next admissions cycle to apply.