Change of Major, Transition, and Readmission Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about the application process for FEP, Change of Major, Transition, and Readmission Students.

Frequently Asked Questions

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If you’re enrolled in classes, you can expect a decision after grades are in at the end of the semester. Visit the respective Criteria page for tentative decision dates for each semester. 

If you aren’t enrolled in classes, only enrolled in co-op, or applying to Fire Science, we will review your application on a rolling basis. 

Criteria are set yearly by CEAS faculty in each academic program. Faculty consider a range of factors when setting criteria, such as student retention data, rigor of curriculum, program capacity, current student profiles, and co-op placement rates.

Overall UC GPA

  • Your Overall UC GPA is the GPA listed in Catalyst; your UC GPA only includes UC courses.
  • If you indicate on the CEAS Applicant Scan that you are grade replacing a course, we will make sure to use your improved GPA during our application review process. 

Math/Science GPA

All these credit types can fulfil minimum course requirements. 

  • Pass (P) grades do not impact your GPAs 
  • Test credit (AP, IB, etc.) does not impact your GPAs 
  • Transfer credit grades can impact your Math/Science GPA 

Yes – all CEAS programs are willing to consider applicants who fall directly below the GPA criteria as part of a holistic review process.

Applicants can apply to up to three majors in rank order, allowing them to apply for competitive programs alongside other majors of interest with less competitive requirements. 

The CEAS Applicant Scan is a form we use to gather key academic and personal information for our application review process (including holistic review). Once you submit your application, be sure to complete the CEAS Applicant Scan. 

Incomplete grades cannot fulfil minimum course requirements. If you receive an I grade in a course that is required for admission, we will defer your appliction to a later term.

If you receive an I grade in a course that is not required for admission, we will process your application without that grade.

If your I grade updates to a non-passing grade after acceptance, you will be on CEAS Academic Probation and must earn a passing grade in that same course on your next attempt (see below for more information). 

CEAS students must pass required courses within two attempts (see CEAS Academic Action Criteria). Newly admitted students with non-passing grades in required courses will be on CEAS Probation. CEAS Undergraduate Academic Affairs will email impacted students once the semester begins.