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

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

Application deadlines and timelines.
Applying for
Application closes
Tentative decision date


December 3 11:59pm

Late December


April 22 11:59pm

Early May


August 5 11:59pm


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

Applicants can expect the following email communications from


  1. Application received email sent within two weeks of submission - will include link to complete the “CEAS Applicant Scan” 
  2. 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 Applicant Scan (sent following the application deadline). 

Math/Science GPA

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” (N/A) impact on students’ Overall UC GPAs according to how these GPAs are calculated in Catalyst. See UC’s Grading Scales and Definitions for more information.
  • 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 – all CEAS programs are willing to consider applicants who fall directly below the GPA criteria. 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. Applicants will submit additional application information as part of the CEAS Applicant Scan for departments to consider as part of a holistic review.

You will receive an email from asking you to complete the “CEAS Applicant Scan.”

We use this form to:

  • Confirm your application details (i.e. major rankings, transfer credit)
  • Gather additional application information, including a statement of interest and current extracurricular activities

All applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the CEAS Applicant Scan.

Incomplete grades cannot fulfil minimum course requirements. If a student receives an I grade in a course that is required for admission, their application will be deferred to a later term.

If a student receives an I grade in a course that is not required for admission, the course will not impact their overall and/or Math/Science GPA calculations.

If a student’s I grade in a required course is switched to a non-passing grade after acceptance, they will be placed on CEAS Academic Probation and expected to earn a passing grade in that same course on their second attempt (see below for more information). 

CEAS students, including newly accepted transition students, are required to meet the CEAS Academic Action Criteria. As such, a student could be admitted to CEAS on college-level Academic Probation if they have a first grade deficiency in a required course. CEAS will notify students via email during their first semester if they are entering CEAS on Academic Probation.