How and When to Change/Declare

If you plan to change your major and apply for graduation, please first complete the process below ASAP during our drop-in advising hours.

Process to change/declare a major

Step 1: Identify how many cumulative units you have earned.

Less than 90 units earned:

  • review and confirm you meet our requirements. If you do, continue to step 2.
  • if so, all courses must show on your Course History and/or Transfer Credit Report
  • if your courses do not show on your Transfer Credit Report, please bring an unofficial transcript

Greater than or equal to 90 units earned, complete the following:

Step 2: Meet with a business advisor during drop-in (service #2) academic advising hours.

  • A business advisor will confirm you meet our requirements and review and submit your petition documents if applicable
  • If you meet our requirements, we will process your request
  • In 7-10 business days you will receive an email notifying you that a change has been made to your MyProgress report. At that time, you will see that the Business minor has been added to your program plan.

The table below shows a timeline of our change of major process.

Term Accept Review Notification
Approve/Deny

Fall 2022

September 12 - 29, 2022

October 3 - 14, 2022

After October 17, 2022

Spring 2023

January 4, 2023 - March 3, 2023

March 6, 2023 - March 17, 2023

After March 20, 2023

Summer 2023

 June 7, 2023 - June 30, 2023

July 3, 2023 - July 14, 2023

After July 17, 2023

 

Process to declare the Business Minor

Step 1: Confirm you meet our requirements to declare.

Requirements to declare the Business minor:

  • BUS3 160 – Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behavior
  • 1 Upper-Division or 1 Lower-Division business course
  • SJSU Cum GPA: 2.6 or better.

Review the business minor requirements to earn the degree.

Step 2: Submit a Request to declare/add the Business minor.

  • A business advisor will confirm you meet our requirements
  • If you meet our requirements, we will process your request
  • In 7-10 business days you will receive an email notifying you that a change has been made to your MyProgress report. At that time, you will see that the Business minor has been added to your program plan.
  • If you have additional questions, meet with a business advisor during drop-in (service #2) academic advising