Create an Application for Changing Majors to Computer Science

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!

-The CoC Advising Team

Change of Major Policies and Eligibility

  1. All students must complete the mandatory Change of Major module to declare Computer Science as a major.  These modules are for matriculated students only.  You must be currently attending courses at Georgia Tech.
  2. Double Majors: To double major, all major related courses in a student's primary major must be completed with a letter grade, with the exception of students pursuing a double major in CS and Math.
    1. Core curriculum classes as defined by the University System of GA can still be outstanding.
    2. Students can apply to graduate with their primary major but are responsible for canceling their active application for graduation to continue with Computer science as a secondary major. Consult with an advisor on how to cancel an active graduation application.
    3. CS and Math double majors cannot do Modeling/Simulation or Theory as a Thread.
    4. CS and EE/CMPE double majors cannot do Devices or Information Internetworks as a Thread.
    5. Students can take computer science courses while not declared as a computer science major via normal registration procedures. See Computer Science registration website for details.
  3. Students must be in good academic standing, meaning cannot be on Academic Warning, Probation, or Dismissal.
  4. 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.
  5. Transfer students must complete at least one semester at Tech and be in good Academic Standing before changing into Computer Science.
  6. First Semester Freshmen must wait until the drop date has passed before enrolling in a change of major module. Please review the institutional guidelines found here for more information.
  7. Students are welcome to complete the Change of Major module for informational purposes.

Change of Major: Application Process and Procedures

Students must complete the module, application, and have been contacted by a member of the CoC advising team, and submit the required documentation in collaboration with the CoC advising team in order to complete the Change of Major process.

The Change of major process is as follows:

  1. Complete the module and application during the application window that is posted on the website (at the end of the next section).
  2. Wait until a member of the advising team has reached out to you via email as they will give you further instructions on how to complete the process.
  3. Complete the process according to the emailed instructions provided by the advisor.

Note: There is no change of major meeting and forms sent to advisors outside of this posted procedure will not be processed, even if the module has been completed.

  • After completing the module, students may submit a Change of Major Form up until the end of the current academic year (Summer-Fall-Spring). A new academic year begins each summer and students are required to complete the module again once a new academic year begins.
  • Only eligible students, or students who meet current change of major requirements, should complete the COM form.

 
General inquiries should go to advising@cc.gatech.edu.

Change of Major: Application Window Information and Module

update 11.15.22: All change of major activity has been suspended until spring 2023.

you can see when future application windows open with the information found here.

 

  • An informational module is available when the change of major application windows are inactive.
    • Applications are only active during the windows listed in the section below.
    • Students who access the informational module are not being considered to change their major.
  • Students must score a 70 or above in order to be considered for change of major purposes.
    • Students can take the module multiple times, but their FIRST score will be the only one considered for change of major purposes.
      • Every application is accompanied by a timestamp.
    • Students who are unable to meet the score can reapply in the next change of major window for consideration.

  • If/when maximum capacity is reached, then applications will be disabled until the next available application range and students should sign up then.

Eligible Students who complete the change of major application will be contacted via email by an advisor by the date as indicated below. with additional information including the change of major instructions.

Students who do not currently meet the requirements to change to CS should follow those instructions after they meet the requirements to change to CS.

 

Change of Major Sign up Dates

*Note: Dates, deliverables and times are subject to change.
 
The Application window will open the morning of the start date posted by 10 am and will end by midnight of the end date posted.
Fall 2022
Process ItemStart DateEnd Date
Application WindowMonday, September 5, 2022Friday, September 16, 2022
Students contacted by advising teamMonday, September 26, 2022 
Intake meeting (by invite only)Tuesday, September 27, 2022 
Application WindowMonday, September 26, 2022Friday, October 7, 2022
Students contacted by advising teamMonday, October 17, 2022 
Intake meeting (by invite only)Tuesday, October 18, 2022 
Application WindowMonday, October 17, 2022Friday, October 28, 2022
Students contacted by advising teamMonday, November 7, 2022 
Intake meeting (by invite only)Tuesday, November 8, 2022 
Application WindowMonday, November 7, 2022Friday, November 18, 2022
Students contacted by advising teamMonday, November 21, 2022 
Intake meeting (by invite only)Tuesday, November 22, 2022 
Spring 2023
Process ItemStart DateEnd Date
Application WindowMonday, January 23, 2023Friday, February 3, 2023
Students contacted by advising teamMonday, February 13, 2023 
Intake meeting (by invite only)Tuesday, February 14, 2023 
Application WindowMonday, February 13, 2023Friday, February 24, 2023
Students contacted by advising teamMonday, March 6, 2023 
Intake meeting (by invite only)Tuesday, March 7, 2023 
Application WindowMonday, March 6, 2023Friday, March 17, 2023
Students contacted by advising teamMonday, March 27, 2023 
Intake meeting (by invite only)Tuesday, March 28, 2023 
Application WindowMonday, March 27, 2023Friday, April 7, 2023
Students contacted by advising teamMonday, April 17, 2023 
Intake meeting (by invite only)Tuesday, April 18, 2023 

 

First Semester Freshmen must wait until the drop date has passed before enrolling in a change of major module. Please review the institutional guidelines found here for more information.

Registration for students changing majors to Computer Science

 

 

Students who are changing majors to computer science can still register for computer science courses during registration.

 

Registration information, including major restrictions and dates, can be found here.

 

Students can perform a 'what if' scenario and also consult this page to strategize for the upcoming semester, by focusing on outstanding core requirements and CS 1331.

The CS Department does not provide overloads or permits; students will have to utilize normal registration procedures to access courses.

 

Contact - Undergraduate Advisors

Contact:

advising@cc.gatech.edu