Academic Advising

academic advising

Handbook - Change a Major

A student interested in changing majors should discuss this desire with both the current advisor and the chairperson/dean for the new major.  A student changing majors must complete a Request to Add/Change/Drop a Major or Change Catalogs form.  The form may be obtained in the Center for Student Success (Murphy Center 337), the Registrar's Office, from the Academic Advising Coordinator (Murphy Center 333) or on the Academic Advising Forms page. This form must be filled in and signed by the advisor, the head of the department the student is changing to and the student. The form can be turned in to the Academic Advising Coordinator, Lisa Konkel (Murphy Center 333), or to the Center for Student Success (Murphy Center 337).

Students who are not on the main Viterbo campus may fill out the form and forward it to their advisor, who can sign the form and forward it to the head of the new department. Students who do this should contact the head of the new department to discuss the new major and also to alert them that the form will be coming. Once the form is completed and signed, it should be routed to the Academic Advising Coordinator, Lisa Konkel (Murphy Center 333).

The change may be made at any time of the year, however, students should try to avoid the busy weeks of registration.  Once a student has filed a completed Change of Major form the Academic Advising Coordinator will assign a new advisor. The student will be notified by email with the contact information for their new advisor.