Create an Application for Changing Majors to Computer Science

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We are excited that you are interested in joining the College of Computing undergraduate community. Georgia Tech Computing is a Top 10 program in computing education and research. We offer an innovative curriculum with dedicated, world-class faculty. In the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree, you will choose two Threads that will combine general computer science instruction with specialized courses tailored to your interests and aimed at real-world computing opportunities.

We look forward to meeting you!

Change of Major Policies and Eligibility for Undergraduate Students:

All students must attend, in person, a mandatory Change of Major meeting to declare Computer Science as a major.  These meetings are for matriculated students only.  You must be currently attending courses at Georgia Tech.

(*** Note:  Due to current circumstances, we are looking at options for the April Meetings.  All students signed up for a meeting in April will be notified with instructions/directions for processing your change of major after we determine how best to conduct the meetings. ***)

1. We are only accepting double majors/dual degree students for the semester in which the requirements of the primary major are satisfied.  CS and Math double majors cannot do Modeling/Simulation or Theory as a Thread.  CS and EE/CMPE double majors cannot do Devices or Information Internetworks as a Thread.

2. Students must be in good academic standing, meaning cannot be on Academic Warning, Probation, or Dismissal.

3. It is recommended that ALL students complete an intro computing course (CS1301/1315/1371) with a grade of “C” or higher before changing majors to CS.  It is REQUIRED for sophomores-seniors changing majors into CS.

4. Transfer students must complete at least one semester at Tech and be in good Academic Standing before changing into Computer Science.

5. Students are welcome to attend the Change of Major meeting for informational purposes. After attending a meeting, students may submit a Change of Major Form up until the end of the current academic year.  A new academic year begins each summer and students are required to attend another meeting once a new academic year begins.

6. Seating is limited. Students may only sign up for one meeting per semester. If you miss the meeting you are signed up for, you will then have to wait until the following semester to attend another meeting.

7. Once all meetings are full, students unable to sign up will have to wait until the following semester to attend a meeting and change majors.

 

Dates for Spring Change of Major Meetings:​​​

  • Thursday, February 6th @ 11am | ***CLOSED***
  • Thursday, March 5th @ 11am | Location ***CLOSED***
  • Thursday, April 9th @ 11 am | ***CLOSED***
  • Thursday, April 23rd @ 11 am | Location TBA *

* Students who have signed up will receive an email regarding location 5-7 days before the Change of Major meeting. 

 

Directions for Changing your Major:

  1. Sign up for a Change of Major meeting
  2. Print the Change of Major form available on the Registrar’s website and complete the top portion. 
  3. Meet with your current advisor to have him/her sign the form.  If your current advisor prefers that CS sign the form first, that is fine.  Just bring the form, with your part completed, to the meeting.  Instructions will be given at the meeting.
  4. If not eligible to change your major at the time of the meeting, or if you are only attending for informational purposes, you should not bring your form to the meeting.  You can submit the form once you are eligible and/or ready to change majors.  Instructions will be given at the meeting.

Directions for Declaring a Secondary Major/Dual Degree:

  1. Can apply the semester prior to completing the requirements of your primary major.
  2. Sign up for a Change of Major meeting.
  3. Print the Change of Major form available on the Registrar’s website and complete the top portion.
  4. Meet with your current advisor to have his/her sign the form.  If your current advisor prefers that CS sign the form first, that is fine.  Just bring the form, with your part completed, to the meeting.  Instructions will be given at the meeting.