Request to Change Your Program

Thinking about changing from one program to another? You're not alone! In fact, most University students decide to change programs at least once after considering their interests, passions, and future goals.  

If you are trying to decide what program is for you or whether or not you should change your focus of study, we're here to help.  You may wish to speak to a Student Central Professional about your options, program requirements, and next steps.

Before submitting your Request a Change to My Program (Undergradute) form, take time to explore the different program options available along with the way in which any completed credits you may have fit into that new program. It is also important to check that you meet admission requirements including Program-Specific Prerequisite courses and are eligible for entry into the program you wish to transfer into. Please refer to the online Calendar for academic regulation information. 

For Current Lakehead University - Undergraduate Students:

If you are wishing to change your program/major to any other undergraduate program at Lakehead (excluding Engineering, Music, Nursing, Social Work or Visual Arts), you must:

Please note: If you are wishing to change your program/major to one of the following: Engineering, Music, Nursing, Social Work or Nursing, you must submit an application via the Lakehead University Undergraduate Application Form and follow application information for Returning Lakehead Students. This also includes Lakehead students that will be graduating and are interested in pursuing a new degree program.

Students interested in transferring into or within a program under the Faculty of Science & Environmental Studies or the Faculty of Business are required to meet with a Faculty Advisor within the program you are wishing to transfer into. 

The Program Change Fee is not required for students requesting to go from a Bachelors to an Honours Bachelor program in the same major only. (For example, if you are a in a Bachelor of Arts (English) requesting to change into an Honours Bachelor of Arts (English), the $30.00 fee will be waived.  

Deadline to Submit Program Change Form:

The deadline to submit a Request a Change to My Program form for a particular term is the last day to register for courses within that term. 

For Current Lakehead University - Graduate Students:

    A current graduate student can request a program change or program withdrawal by completing the Request a Change to My Program Change (Graduate) Form

    Current graduate students wishing to change from one graduate program/degree major to another in the same department/school (e.g. Control Engineering to Electrical & Computer Engineering) can apply for a program change by identifying on the form their current active graduate program, the name of the program they wish to change to, selecting the program change option, and obtaining all required signatures for approval of the change

    Current graduate students can officially withdraw from their program by identifying on the form their current active graduate program, selecting the withdrawal option, and obtaining all required signatures for approval of the withdrawal.

    Current graduate students wishing to change from one graduate program/degree major to another in a different department/school (e.g. Biology to Environmental Engineering) must first withdraw from their current active program by completing the withdrawal form and then reapply for admission to the new program by submitting an application package.