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 (Undergraduate) 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 or Visual Arts), you must:
- Visit myInfo to complete the Request a Change to My Program (Undergraduate) and pay the non-refundable $50.00 Program Change Fee
Please note: If you are wishing to change your program/major to one of the following: Engineering, Music 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.
Several programs require Chair or Dean approval prior to program changing. You are required to email the Chair of your proposed program to request permission to program change. If you receive emailed approval, please upload a PDF copy of the email exchange confirming approval as part of your program change submission (ensuring both your email address and the approvers is visible). Programs requiring Chair or Dean approval are:
- All Programs within the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
- Faculty of Natural Resources Management
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.