Change of Major, Minor or Advisor

Students wishing to add or change a major or minor can do so by sending an email message from their Sage account to the Office of Academic Advising (academicadvising@sage.edu) with their name, ID number, and the new major or minor they wish to declare. All academic program changes require the approval of the Advising Office. Students should consult with the Office of Financial Aid if the major change will affect scholarship status or extend graduation beyond the original anticipated completion date. If approved, the request is forwarded to the Registrar’s Office for processing and the student is assigned a new faculty major or minor advisor.

Requests for faculty advisor changes are processed through the Advising offices. Students may request a change via email (academicadvising@sage.edu). Note: advisor change requests can only be accommodated if there are other faculty advisors available within a department or program, but any advising concern may be brought to the advising office for assistance.

Major Program Admission Criteria

The academic programs listed below have distinct admission criteria and/or limited space availability. Student requests are reviewed by the Advising Offices in collaboration with the academic departments. (academicadvising@sage.edu).

Academic Program

Admission Requirements/Criteria

Major Change Process

Art + Extended Media, BFA

  • Portfolio Review
Email the Advising Office with request any time of year. See website for portfolio requirements, sagearts.slideroom.com/

Childhood Education, BS

  • Cum GPA: 3.000
  • 3.000 GPA in all courses required for Childhood Education program
  • 3.000 GPA in all courses required for Liberal Arts major program

Email the Advising Office with request any time of year. Note: major change might be not be approved until a student has demonstrated GPA requirements at Sage. Declaration of Childhood Education major requires completion of a liberal arts discipline, English, History, or Life Sciences.

Creative Arts in Therapy, BS

  • Students must complete a portfolio review and/or performance audition

A faculty representative from the CAT program notifies the Advising office that a student has met the portfolio/audition requirement and then the major change is processed.

Graphic + Media Design, BFA

  • Portfolio Review

Email the Advising Office with request any time of year. See website for portfolio requirements, sagearts.slideroom.com/

Interdsciplinary Studies, BA or BS

  • Permission of academic department chairs

See Catalog page, Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A. or B.S.) for more information. Permission of Department Chairs required.

Interior + Spatial Design, BFA

  • Portfolio Review

Email the Advising Office with request any time of year. See website for portfolio requirements, sagearts.slideroom.com/

Undergraduate program leading
to Law 3+3

  • Cum GPA: 3.300 or higher
  • LSAT completion, median score (minimum) required.

Students contact: Professor Bobbi Gabrenya, gabrer@sage.edu.

Nursing, BS

  • 3.000 GPA in nursing major support courses (required)
  • Completion of support courses: BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 208, CHM 103, PSY 101, PSY 202 or 208, SCI 120, SOC course, and SOC 350
  • Space Availability

Major change requests to Nursing are reviewed twice a year after semester course grades are posted. Students must email the Advising Office by January 2 or May 15 with the official request. Candidates are reviewed by the Advising Office to determine eligibility. Final decisions rest with the Nursing department.

*Note: qualified candidates may be denied admission to the program if space is not available. **In order for nursing students to enroll in NSG courses, a nursing major GPA of 3.000 or higher is required.

Any undergraduate program leading
to Occupational Therapy, MS

  • Cum GPA: 3.250
  • Science GPA: 3.000
  • Space Availability

Email the Advising Office with request any time of year. The program change might be put on hold until a student has demonstrated GPA requirements at Sage and depending on space availability. This includes requests to change from non-accelerated to accelerated track. Note: qualified candidates may be denied admission to the program if space is not available.

Physical Education, BS

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.000
  • Major GPA: 2.750

Email the Advising Office with request any time of year. Note: major change might be put on hold until a student has demonstrated GPA requirements at Sage.

Any undergraduate program leading
to Physical Therapy, DPT

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.250
  • Science GPA: 3.250
  • Space Availability

Email the Advising Office with request any time of year. The program change will be put on hold until a student has demonstrated GPA requirements at Sage and depending on space availability. This includes requests to change from non-accelerated to accelerated track. Note: qualified candidates may be denied admission to the program if space is not available.