Change of Major, Transition, and Readmission Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions, we are here to help! Email us: CEASAdvis@uc.edu

Change of Major, Transition, and Readmission students can apply to CEAS programs during any academic semester.

Application deadlines and timelines.
Applying for
Application opens
Application closes
Tentative decision date
Spring
July 2
November 1 11:59pm
Late December
Summer
November 2
March 1 11:59pm
Early May
Fall
March 2
July 1 11:59pm
Mid-August

Fire Science Technology Readmission applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Applicants can expect the following email communications from CEASAdvis@uc.edu

 

  1. Application received email sent within two weeks of submission
  2. Detailed confirmation email sent within two weeks following application deadline. Applicants must complete the “CEAS Transition Applicant Scan” at this time 
  3. Decision notification according to the timeline outlined above

 

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 that is listed in Catalyst. Only UC courses are factored into your Overall UC GPA.  
  • Grade replacements will be manually calculated where noted in the CEAS Transition Applicant Scan (sent following the application deadline). 

Math/Science GPA

  • For more information, review the Math/Science GPA page. 

Only UC courses are considered for the 24 UC credit hours requirement. Transfer credit will not fulfill this requirement.

Earned Credit

  • Any earned university credit can fulfill minimum course requirements, including the credit types outlined above. 

Overall UC GPA

  • In general, these credit types have a “neutral” impact on students’ Overall UC GPAs according to how these GPAs are calculated in Catalyst. 
  • Students who completed College Credit Plus (CCP) courses through UC should note that those grades are calculated as part of their Overall UC GPA. 

Math/Science GPA

  • For more information, review the Math/Science GPA page. 

Yes – several CEAS programs are willing to consider applicants below the minimum criteria as part of a holistic review; these majors are noted on the respective Criteria pages. Students applying to majors with holistic review will be asked to submit additional application information as part of the CEAS Transition Applicant Scan sent following the application deadline noted above. 

  • Program capacity refers to the maximum number of allowable students in any given program cohort. Capacity is contingent on classroom/lab space, program faculty, and co-op availability.
  • Students in the Freshman Engineering Program (FEP) are not subject to capacity restrictions when applying to CEAS majors. These students have guaranteed admission to CEAS programs.
  • For all other applicants (COM, COC, and Readmission): Applicants who meet the minimum criteria could be denied based on program capacity. 

Applicant priority refers to the order in which CEAS reviews applicants: 

  1. Freshman Engineering Program (FEP)
  2. Change of Major (COM)
  3. Change of College (COC)
  4. Transfer
  • Readmission applicants will be reviewed according to their previous UC major. 
  • If there are program capacity limitations during an application cycle, applicants will be reviewed according to applicant priority.