Declaration of  Major, Minor, & Other Credentials


Please review the Change of Major requirements posted under “Forms” on the Registrar’s website ( ) prior to submitting your request.

In order to declare a major, minor, concentration, or change from one major at the university into another you must meet certain criteria. Majors at Shippensburg are classified as either “high-demand” or “non-high-demand.” Students wanting to declare or change to a “non-high-demand” major may submit a request at any time during the semester. NOTE:  Declaration of Major, Minor, & Other Credentials Requests will not be processed two weeks prior to the start of course registration through the end of the initial course registration period (approximately 5 weeks).  Any request submitted during this time will be processed after the initial course registration period ends.  Students should be able to register for classes in the new major during the schedule clean-up and schedule adjustment periods.
Your request is subject to the approval of the appropriate Department Chair of the new or intended major, following a review of your overall academic record.

Major programs classified as “high-demand” have limited enrollment. Your first step is to complete and submit the change of major request to the major department within the first three weeks of the semester. By the fourth week of the semester, the major department will contact you regarding any additional information that may be required for admission such as an interview, written essay or attendance at an information session. The major department will notify you by the fifth week of the semester as to the status of your request. Upon approval, the Registrar’s Office will be notified of the major change. A new academic advisor will be assigned by the department. Acceptance into any major program at Shippensburg University is based upon space availability, specified GPA or other requirements.