Change of Major

The Change of Major process pertains to current Northeastern University undergraduate day school students. Only Northeastern undergraduate day school credentials are considered in the Change of Major process. Coursework completed prior to matriculation in the Northeastern undergraduate day school will not be considered.

Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor in the requested major. Program requirements and foundational coursework will be discussed at this time. Appointments may be made online through the Navigate appointment calendar.

College of Engineering Undergraduate Academic Advisors

After meeting with an academic advisor, submit a Change of Major Request Form no later than the last day to drop a class with a W grade for the term.

Academic records are reviewed at the end of the term. Students will be notified after grades are posted.


A major change will be processed for students who meet direct admission criteria, effective in the following term.  After admission into the College of Engineering, students may register for courses restricted to College of Engineering students.

Direct Admission Criteria
  • Minimum cumulative Northeastern Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Minimum grade of C (or advanced standing credit) in one required math course and one required science course as indicated in the engineering curriculum.
  • No more than two deficiencies (I, W, U) in any required coursework as indicated in the engineering curriculum.

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