Change of Major From Other LAU Schools

Students enrolled in other majors within LAU may petition to change major after completing a minimum of 24cr at LAU. However, such students will be considered as New Students, given the fact that they would have to re-enroll at the First Year level [Foundation], and they would have to submit all the information requested from New Students.

Applicants from other majors will not be allowed to take any design studio foundation courses except in cases where openings are available at the beginning of the Academic Year. A student from another major who wants to explore the possibility of moving to a major within SArD may apply for special permission to take restricted Foundation level courses on a PROBATIONAL status. This status does not however give the applicant any guarantees as to future admission.

[Petitions for Probational Enrollment in Restricted Courses will be ONLY examined in September.

Petitions for Change of Major will ONLY be dealt between terms after grades are posted.

NOTE: Approval of a Change of Major is NOT guaranteed even if the student meets all the requirements specified, but will depend on the availability of openings in the desired major (if the class sections at the appropriate level are full, the application will NOT be accepted).

For a comprehensive list of requirements, see the table below.

Architecture Requirements

  • Students should have fulfilled the New Students applicant’s requirements.
    Note: For students with Math and Physics deficiency a minimum grade of C+ is required in each of the Math and Physics remedial courses.
  • SAT I score requirements: [SAT I scores are based on the original submitted SAT I grades for admission]
    • For SAT I ≥1050 a minimum overall GPA of 2.35.
    • For SAT I ≥950 a minimum overall GPA of 2.50.

Interior Design/Architecture, Fashion Design and Graphic Design Requirements

  • SAT I score requirements: [SAT I scores are based on the original submitted SAT I grades for admission]
    • For SAT I ≥950 a minimum overall GPA of 2.00.
    • For SAT I ≥850 a minimum overall GPA of 2.35.

Fine Arts Requirements

  • SAT I score requirement of ≥800
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.00.