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Change of College Application Components


Application Components

Bear Facts Transcript    Unofficial copy
Major Application Worksheet
Degree Worksheet
Program Planning Form (Semester by Semester Plan from current semester to graduation date)
Change of Major Form


Personal Statement, one to two pages, explaining your motivation and preparation for pursuing a degree in Engineering.  Topics you might cover:
  • How did you get interested in engineering?
  • Why are you interested in this major?  What excites you about studying this major?  Is there an option in the major you plan to follow?
  • What experiences influenced your decision?  (Job experiences, discussions with faculty, professional engineers or engineering students, related projects, courses, etc.)
  • What other experiences, such as co-curricular activities, have you had that you can relate to engineering?  You should also include activities that may not relate to engineering.  What skills did you learn from these activities that will help you in engineering?
  • What are your goals or aspirations with a degree in Engineering?
  • Why you didn't apply directly to the College of Engineering as a freshman.  

Additional Planning Information

To assist you with the planning process, please review the following websites and forms. There are several ways to review information for each major.

 Here is where you will find detailed  information on your major including a semester-by-semester  academic plan for how faculty suggest your complete your degree requirements. 

Each department's website has information regarding their requirements, usually found in a section called  Undergraduate or Degree Programs. 

You can request a "what-if" Degree Audit Report (DARS) for your intended major in Engineering. The DARS link is on It will show you which requirements you have completed for the specific engineering major, and what's still left to complete.

 A semester by semester enrollment plan will help you organize how to complete the major requirements and the time it will take to graduate. A similar plan will be part of your change of college packet.

 A handout is also available in 230 Bechtel.


If after reading over all information on our website about change of college you have a quick question, email    This email is intended  for simple clarification questions only; if you have in-depth or multiple questions, you need to attend a workshop or meet with a peer adviser. Please note that we can not comment on any student's chances of admission.