Applying to / Switching Majors

Applying to Second Year Majors

Applications for currently enrolled Emily Carr University Foundation students applying to second year majors for Fall will be available online in the New Year prior to February 1, 2020. Applications are due March 1, 2020.

Decisions will be confirmed by mid April. All first year students completing a minimum of 21.0 Foundation year credit requirements with no more than 3.0 credits of studio and 6.0 credits of critical studies deficiencies by the end of April or by the end of the summer term (August) are eligible to apply to a major program.

Acceptance into all program majors will be determined by ranking students using their GPA. Students will be able to select three majors in order of preference.

NOTE: The minimum GPA required for admission to Critical + Cultural Practice is 3.0.

Switching or Changing Majors

As the University has limited space and facilities, students are normally required to complete their degrees in four years of full-time study. However, the University respects the fact students sometimes discover a more appropriate major in the course of their study and feel a need to change. In such cases, the following policies apply to students who seek to change to another major:

  • No student shall be permitted more than two changes of major.
  • Changes of Major may not be made by students who have started the fourth year in a major.
  • Students changing from one major to another will normally be required to begin their studies at less than the senior level and must make up all core courses for the new major.

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