Change of Major
Students are very often unsure of their educational and vocational goals. As a result, they may decide to change their major before completing their education. Students who wish to change their major should contact the Student Resource Center to make an appointment. The student will have an opportunity to discuss the reasons for the change and its appropriateness in relationship to their goals. The change of major process is designed to accommodate currently matriculated students who wish to change their academic program. The application is available on Banner Web under the Student and Financial Aid tab. Click on Student Records and select Change of Major Application.
Requirements for Receiving More Than One Degree
Students have the option to enroll in a maximum of two curricula at the same time. Exclusions apply in the following programs that require pre-requisites: Animal Management, Nursing, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, and Surgical Technology.
In order to receive more than one associate degree from NCCC, a student must do the following:
- Complete a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours beyond the requirements of the previously earned degree(s).
- Successfully complete the degree requirements for each degree.
In order to receive an associate degree and a certificate from NCCC, a student must do the following:
- Successfully complete the certificate requirements for the certificate program.
- Successfully complete the degree requirements for the associate degree program.
Animal Management/Allied Health Change of Majors
The following programs have specific admission requirements and prerequisite coursework that must be completed to be eligible for a change of major: Animal Management, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, and Surgical Technology. A list of program requirements is available in the College catalog as well as the Student Resource Center. Students interested in the Nursing and Practical Nursing programs should contact Admissions for specific admission requirements and prerequisite coursework.
Change of major applications for high demand programs are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is limited space in a number of programs. Students will receive a decision about their application within three weeks of their submission. Please note: All transcripts from other colleges should be submitted to the Admissions Office before completing a curriculum change application.
If a student is ineligible or a program is full, the student will receive a T-Wolves email notification and the student can make an appointment with a Student Resource Center counselor to discuss alternate options. Students can contact the Student Resource Center at 716-614-6290.
If ALL program admission criteria have been met at the time the Change of Major Application is filed, the student will be sent a T-Wolves email confirming eligibility to the new program. Students must maintain matriculated status and a 2.0 GPA (or C average) while waiting to enter a new program. If either of these conditions is not met at the end of the semester that a Change of Major Application was filed, students will receive a letter explaining that they are no longer eligible for their program of choice.
Prior to submitting a change of major, students are encouraged to review Student Outcome Tracking (Course Eligibility for Financial Aid). Please contact the Financial Aid Office (A-114) at 614-6266 for specific information.