Announcement for Graduate Students

New Program Transfer information for Masters students interested in switching to part-time for their respective program.

Change of Major Information for Undergraduates

Students wishing to change their major are encouraged to speak to their academic advisors before submitting an application. To apply for a change of major, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Submit a Request for Change of Major form to the Office of Admissions or through the Student Record System portal. Admissions will print an unofficial grade report to include with your change of major application.
  2. Submit a Change of Major Statement addressing the following topics:
    • Discuss your reasons for requesting a change of major, and explain how these reasons relate to your future goals (personal, educational, and professional).
    • Describe how a change of major will affect your academic plan from this point forward, and include any steps you will take to ensure a smooth transition.
  3. Submit any additional materials required for the degree program to which you would like to change. Please see the table below for a list of additional materials required by each program.

Current Program

Desired Program

Additional Materials Required

BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation,
BS in Computer Engineering, or
BS in Engineering and Sound Design, or BS in Computer Science and Game Design

BS in Computer Engineering,
BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation, or
BS in Engineering and Sound Design, or BS in Computer Science and Game Design, or BA in Game Design

No additional materials required

Any

BFA in Digital Art and Animation

Art Portfolio

Any

BA in Music and Sound Design

Performance Portfolio

BA in Game Design, BA in Music and Sound Design or
BFA in Digital Art and Animation

BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation,
BS in Computer Engineering,
BS in Engineering and Sound Design, or
BS in Computer Science and Game Design

Transcripts must show a "B" average in math classes including precalculus

BFA in Digital Art and Animation or BA in Music and Sound Design

BA in Game Design

No additional materials required

 

Change of Major Deadlines

  • November 28, 2013: Last day to apply for change of major for spring 2014
  • April 7, 2014: Last day to apply for change of major for summer 2014
  • July 7, 2014: Last day to apply for change of major for fall 2015

Important Financial Aid Information

If you are a recipient of federal financial aid, you could potentially lose some or all of your financial aid eligibility should you change your major. Please notify the Financial Aid office in person as your financial aid will need to be revised. Should you have any questions or concerns, contact the Financial Aid office at financialaid[at]digipen[dot]edu or (425) 895-4446.

Program Transfer

When a matriculated full-time Master of Science in Computer Science or Master of Fine Arts in Digital Art student is employed full time, or when he or she cannot maintain the full-time student status for two consecutive semesters (summer semesters are not included), he or she should transfer from the full-time program to the part-time program. All graduate-level credits earned in the full-time program can be transferred to the part-time program. The student must fill out a Program Transfer request form and obtain approval from the academic adviser and submit the completed form to the Office of Admissions to transfer from the full-time to the part-time program. Once granted, he or she will be automatically switched to the part-time program.

Questions?

Contact the Office of Admissions at admissions[at]digipen[dot]edu.