Applying to your major

The major application database is now available for Spring 2014.
The major application database is now available for Spring 2014.

You can apply with requirements in progress, but need to successfully complete them by the end of the Spring 2014 semester to be admitted. You also need to have at least a 2.0 technical GPA to be eligible.

The required courses to apply to a given major are double boxed on your four-year-plan. Courses that are outlined in dashes indicate that you only need to have one of the two courses to apply.

The application to the major system only recognizes courses taken at the U of M, so please make sure any AP coursework or transfer coursework that is required to apply to your major is showing up on your APAS report. If you have completed classes outside of the U of M, advisors will need to manually confirm that you have met all of the mandatory coursework. We can only accept your application if all of your courses are accounted for.

The deadline to apply to a major during the Spring 2014 semester is May 25. We recommend that you apply to your selected major as soon as possible so departments can gain a better understanding of the demand for their program.

For the Spring admission cycle, there is no guaranteed admission for students with a 3.2 technical GPA or higher. All admission decisions are made on a space available basis based on technical GPAs. While a 2.0 is the minimum to apply to a major in the College of Science and Engineering, many of our majors do have a cutoff at a higher technical GPA due to limited space in the spring semester.

As a reminder, your Technical GPA is comprised only of courses taken at the U of M Twin-Cities campus. To learn more about which classes count towards your Technical GPA, review the unbracketed technical GPA policy, click here.

If you have any concerns about your ability to be admitted to your chosen major, please speak with your advisor about your options. If you are not admitted to your first choice major and already have an alternate plan in place, your transition to the Fall semester will go much more smoothly.

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