How hard is it to switch majors?

<p>How hard is it to switch from the major you applied with? From humanities to science/engineering? The other way around?</p>

<p>Is this mostly dependent on the school? Any help would be appreciated.</p>

<p>It mostly depends on the school.</p>

<p>Depends on the school.</p>

<p>At my college the engineering and applied science majors are in a separate school from the humanity and other majors. Meaning, if someone wanted to switch over they'd have to apply for a transfer and undergo a similar process as someone applying to the school for regular admission.</p>

<p>If they aren't separate schools, then it shouldn't be much more than filling out a form and getting it approved. Some schools have a limit on when you can switch majors though based on how many credit hours you've completed.</p>

<p>It really does depend on how your school operates.</p>

<p>Thanks for the advice.</p>

<p>I'm mostly worried about this because my EC's and test scores indicate a strong passion for the humanities (specifically writing), which I really enjoy.</p>

<p>However, I'm also a decently strong math student (770 SAT I, calc BC junior year). I want to major in aerospace engineering, but I don't want to apply with that major. Advice on what to do..? :)</p>

<p>You have to research the individual schools you'll be applying to and figure out their individual policies. If you're applying to a specific college within the university (like at Carnegie Mellon), you should always apply to the major you are most likely to declare, even if that'll end up changing later. </p>

<p>Each university has its own arcane rules, and you might be surprised to find out that at some schools you simply won't have the chance to major in certain areas if you don't apply for it in a timely manner. It's not worth giving up a chance to major in what you want just because you think the admission standards a bit more lax in a different field! It'll be a big mistake.</p>

<p>Again, depends on school. Some schools have you jump through many loops, others just let you change your major on the fly. </p>

<p>At my school it's easy to transfer out of the pre-professional schools (nursing, education, business) into the general arts and sciences school, but it is an absolute ***** to transfer that into the pre-professional schools, due to quotas and such. For example, the business school has an internal transfer rate of less than 1%. </p>

<p>For one, I am glad I applied to the b-school on my CommonApp.</p>

<p>Also, there is a distinction between switching majors and switching schools within a school. At my school, switching majors is quite easy.</p>

<p>easy at lower tier school, harder at schools with top programs. like if you went to the University of Texas at Austin, it would be hard to change your major to business or engineering.......they are restricted majors</p>

<p>^I see.</p>

<p>Would it be easy to switch from a humanities major to an engineering/science major at the Ivies + Stanford? I would make the switch during my first year.</p>