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Selecting/Changing a Major (Current Applicants Only)

If you wish for your application to be evaluated under a program of study different from the one you selected at the time you submitted your application, please contact the Office of Admissions at 609-771-2131.  The appropriate change of major request form will be placed on your Applicant Portal.

Students who do not qualify for our Art, Music, 7-Year Medical and 7-Year Optometry programs will be considered for admission in the “Alternate Major” they selected on their application, so long as they indicate their continued interest in TCNJ on their Applicant Portal.  A major change request form is automatically placed in these student’s portals.

Change of major requests from admitted students are not guaranteed.  The Office of Admissions will evaluate these requests in the context of program capacity and the student’s admissibility into the new major.  Notifications typically take place within 7-10 days.  If an admitted student’s major change request is denied, it does not affect their acceptance into their original major.

Please be aware that academic majors for enrolled students beginning their TCNJ careers in the fall semester are typically locked from mid-May through the start of the new semester.  Once the fall semester begins, students can request a new major by contacting the appropriate academic department directly to learn their policies and procedures regarding “internal transfers”.



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