Change of Major Within SArD

Students enrolled in any Design major within SArD may petition to change to any other Design major [Architecture, Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Fashion Design, or Graphic Design], after completing the 25 credits of the Foundation Year.

Students enrolled in Fine Arts may petition to change to a Design major after completing a minimum of 24 credits in their program. Due to the difference in programs, these students will be evaluated according to the criteria applicable to New Students, with transfer of relevant courses.  To be considered, Students should have a minimum GPA of 2.70 in addition to the specific requirements for each major.

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

NOTE: Approval of Change of Major is NOT guaranteed if the student has a good GPA, 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 GPA of 2.50 in Foundation Courses, and a minimum overall GPA of 2.50.
    • For SAT I ≥950 a minimum GPA of 2.70 in Foundation Courses, and a minimum overall GPA of 2.70.

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 GPA of 2.35 in Foundation Courses, and a minimum overall GPA of 2.35.
  • For SAT I ≥850 a minimum GPA of 2.65 in Foundation Courses, and a minimum overall GPA of 2.65.

Fine Arts requirements:

Students enrolled in any DESIGN major within SArD may petition to change to Fine Arts at any point in their course of studies. Students should have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to be admitted into Fine Arts.

General Conditions for more than 30cr. completed:

All students applying for a Change of Major, who have completed more than 30 credits, will be reviewed based on the following:

  1. Overall GPA and GPA in Foundation Courses
  2. Satisfying  specific requirements for the selected major