Entrance to Major

Entrance to Major

First-Year Admission

When students are admitted to the University, most are enrolled in either a college or DUS. Typically students enter majors between their third and fifth semesters. A small number of first-year students enter direct-admission majors.

Entrance-to-Major Procedures

Students who meet entry-to-major criteria may apply using LionPATH's Update Academics function available summer 2016 (described in LionPATH Entrance-to-major updates). A student who wishes to enter a major with Administrative Enrollment Controls will use LionPATH’s “Update Academics” to request entrance to the major. To participate in this process, students will actively request entrance to administratively controlled majors when they are within an established credit window, have completed specified courses, and have earned the stated grade-point average.

Most majors require a minimum 2.00 CGPA and third-semester classification for entrance. Examples include Journalism and Biobehavioral Health. However, some majors have other requirements or controls for entry.

Administrative Enrollment Controls are initiated when limitations of space, faculty, or other resources in a major prevent accommodating all students who request them. Due to changing resources and demands, administrative enrollment controls are approved annually by the Office of Undergraduate Education. Examples include Accounting and Advertising/Public Relations. Entrance-to-Major Criteria must be met and Entrance-to-Major Procedures must be followed, as described in the following two paragraphs.