Changing Majors and ICT Program

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Changing Majors

We know that not all students will thrive or be satisfied in their major throughout their time at NC State University.  If one of your advisees expresses interest in pursuing another major, direct them to the Explore Majors and Minors website. Majors are listed both alphabetically and by areas of interest.

Academic Advising Programs and Services

For students who want to explore changing their major, please refer them to Walk-In Advising through Academic Advising Programs and Services. Walk-In Advising is normally in Holmes Hall (second floor) from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Currently, services are provided virtually the same days and times.

Students are encouraged to come prepared by following the checklist below.

  • Look at Explore Majors and Minors to see your options and review requirements to change majors on the Change of Degree Application-CODA site.
  • In MyPack Portal, go to the degree audit entry screen under Planning and Enrollment and run a “what if” audit to see how your credits “fit” in another major. You can save up to three intended majors and three intended minors.
  • On the degree audit entry screen, click on Check CODA Requirements to see if you meet the minimum requirements and preferred qualifications for the major under consideration.  There may be courses you need to take before submitting a CODA application.
  • Write out your questions and have them with you to make the most of your advising meeting.  If the meeting is about registration for an upcoming term, make a list of courses you are thinking about taking.

One of your advisees may meet with a walk-In advisor because they are decided about changing majors and are taking courses toward the new major. In this case, the walk-in advisor will email the advisor of record with a confirmation of the meeting in case the Term Advisement Hold has not yet been released.  Advising reports for walk-in appointments are available in GPS.

Inter-College Transfer (ICT) Program

Walk-in advisors may refer students to the Inter-College Transfer Program, commonly known as ICT. If students are 100% sure they no longer want to be in their current major, they can be reassigned to work with an academic advisor in Academic Advising Programs and Services. As an ICT student, they will work with their new advisor until they successfully matriculate into a new major.

Students interested in the ICT program are required to have an intake meeting. Once assigned to a new academic advisor, they are given the opportunity to take the FOCUS 2 and discuss the results with their advisor.

Change of Degree Application (CODA)

The process to change a major or add another major at North Carolina State University is called Change of Degree Application, commonly known as CODA.

Colleges and Departments have set minimum requirements — and in some cases preferred qualifications — for entrance into a major. Meeting these standards does not guarantee that a student will be accepted into that major. Students should strive to make themselves competitive candidates for the major they hope to pursue. The CODA deadlines and application are located on the CODA website.

Undergraduate Coordinators of Advising

A helpful resource for students interested in changing their major or adding another major is the Undergraduate Coordinators of Advising website. Students can reach out to the coordinator of the major they are interested in pursuing and ask their questions.

Virtual Advisor

The Virtual Advisor is a great resource for students to submit advising questions.

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