Changing Major / Program / Track
Changing your major (aka, changing your program of study, changing your track) should be given careful thought and deliberation. Changing your major (for example, changing from Clinical Mental Health Counseling to School Counseling) can have an effect on how long it takes to complete your degree - and what type of endorsement the Program will be able to provide for you at graduation. It will have a clear impact on what type of career you have as a counselor.
The first step in this process is to discuss your thoughts and plans with your adviser. Just because you may want to change your major does not mean that it will be allowed. When you were admitted, you were admitted to a specific program (i.e., school vs clinical mental health vs career). The decision to admit you was based on your application materials and the program to which you applied. Please be aware that you may not be permitted to change your major.
If your advisor approves your proposal to change your major, you will need to submit the "Change of Major - From one major to another" form (located in the "Forms" area). Once the form is completed (all of page 1), you will need to send it to the Program Coordinator, who will make a decision regarding your request. Please note that there is no guarantee that your request will be honored.
Changing Delivery Method
If your intention is to change your "delivery method" of your program (for example, from on-campus School Counseling to online School Counseling), you will need to submit the "Change of Major - delivery method" form (also located in the "Forms" area). This form is only for students who want to change to either the online or on-campus version of the same program. Do not use this form if you intend to change your major between tracks or plans of study. For example, if you wish to change from Clinical Mental Health Counseling to School Counseling, you will follow the process indicated above.
Please speak with your advisor before completing this form. Once the form is completed (all of page 1), you will need to send it to the Program Coordinator, who will make a decision regarding your request. Please note that there is no guarantee that your request will be honored.