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Application portal for restricted majors now open through August 18

Application portal now open for non-restricted majors May 1- 26

Application portal for unrestricted majors now open through September 1

Major Change within the Pamplin College of Business

The University Change Major process occurs only three times per year (August, January, May.)

Current Pamplin students that wish to change their primary major to another major within the Pamplin College of Business or change/add a secondary major within the Pamplin College of Business must complete the request during an open change major period.

Primary major: HokieSpa

Secondary major: PCOB online application

Current ECON and HTM students who are not native to Pamplin will be subject to the competitive review process if they wish to change into ACIS, BIT, FIN, MGT, or MKTG.  Real Estate students will also be subject to the competitive review process.  Please visit the non-Pamplin student page for more information.

Change/Add Major Option/Concentration or Drop Secondary Pamplin Major

Current Pamplin College of Business students are eligible to change/add their major option/concentration throughout the year.  Current Pamplin students are also eligible to drop their secondary Pamplin major at any time.

For more information and to make changes to your option/concentration or to drop your secondary Pamplin major, please visit the Undergraduate Programs Office in 1046 Pamplin Hall.

Change/Add Major Outside the Pamplin College of Business

The University Change Major process occurs only three times per year (August, January, May.)

Students wishing to change their primary major or add a secondary major in a discipline outside the Pamplin College of Business should read the following information about restricted and non-restricted majors.

Non-Restricted Majors

Non restricted majors have no course or GPA requirements for students admitted to their degree programs.  However you may be required to attend an information session or meet with an advisor in the intended program prior to changing your major.  Please click (here) for more information.

Restricted Majors
Restricted majors require students to meet specific requirements before applying. These requirements may include:

  • taking specific courses
  • achieving a specified minimum grade point average (GPA)
  • completing an application
  • appearing for an interview

In some cases, meeting the minimum requirements for application does not guarantee acceptance into the major.  You should plan to attend an information session or meet with an advisor in the intended program prior to submitting an application.  Please click (here) for more information.

To change your primary major to a discipline outside the College of Business, please submit your request through HokieSpa during an open change major period.  To add a secondary major in a discipline outside the College of Business, please visit the department for information on their process for adding a major.

**If you are a F-1 or J-1 international student, please meet with a representative at the Cranwell International Center to receive a new immigration document marked with your new program or adjusted field of study. All F-1 or J-1 international students are required to obtain a new immigration document within 10 days of change. **

The Pamplin College of Business offers six degree-granting majors: Accounting and Information Systems, Business Information Technology, Finance, Insurance and Business Law, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Management, and Marketing.  These six majors are all considered restricted and therefore prospective internal transfers are subject to a competitive internal review (see below).

The Bachelor of Science in Real Estate degree is also housed in Pamplin.  Real Estate is considered a non-restricted major; therefore, prospective internal transfers are not subject to a competitive review and can simply submit an application.

Applications for restricted and non-restricted majors are accepted three times per year (August, January, May.)

The steps below provide a guide for non-Pamplin students wishing to apply for an internal transfer to one of the six restricted business majors:

 

Step 1: Review the Internal Transfer Requirements and Policies.

Step 2: Attend one Non-Major Information session.

Fall 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
3:00 – 4:00
Pamplin 1045

Thursday, August 31, 2017
2:00 – 3:00
Pamplin 1045


Wednesday, September 20, 2017
3:00 – 4:00
Pamplin 1045


Tuesday, October 3, 2017
3:00 – 4:00
Pamplin 1045

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
2:00 – 3:00
Pamplin 1045

Monday, October 23, 2017
3:00 – 4:00
Pamplin 1045


Thursday, November 9, 2017
3:00 – 4:00
Pamplin 1045


Friday, December 1, 2017
2:00 – 3:00
Pamplin 1045

Thursday, December 7, 2017
3:00 – 4:00
Pamplin 1045

Spring 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018
3:00 – 4:00
Pamplin 1045

Wednesday January 24, 2018
3:00 – 4:00
Pamplin 1045


Thursday, February 15, 2018
2:00 – 3:00
Pamplin 1045


Thursday, March 15, 2018
3:00 – 4:00
Pamplin 1045

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
2:00 – 3:00
Pamplin 1045

Monday, March 26, 2018
3:00 – 4:00
Pamplin 1045


Wednesday, April 11, 2018
3:00 – 4:00
Pamplin 1045

Friday, April 20, 2018
2:00 – 3:00
Pamplin 1028


Tuesday, May 1, 2018
3:00 – 4:00
Pamplin 1045


Step 3:
Submit your application online during one of the open application periods in August, January, or May.  Students requesting to change their primary major must request this change in HokieSpa. Students requesting to add a secondary major in Pamplin must complete the PCOB online application.

Step 4:  If you are accepted you may be expected to attend an orientation session.  More details will be provided upon acceptance.

Please note that there is no guarantee that internal transfers will be able to add business courses to their schedules during their first semester as a Pamplin student.  Internal transfers must also comply with Pamplin’s Policy 91 Progress Towards Degree requirement.

**If you are a F-1 or J-1 international student, please meet with a representative at the Cranwell International Center to receive a new immigration document marked with your new program or adjusted field of study. All F-1 or J-1 international students are required to obtain a new immigration document within 10 days of change. **