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Change Majors within SoC

To transfer from one department of the School of Communication to another, obtain the signature of your current advisor, and make an appointment with an advisor in the major to which you wish to transfer. If you do not know with which advisor to meet, contact the SoC Office of Undergraduate Programs and Advising at dear-soc@northwestern.edu. Once the advisor in your proposed major has reviewed the requirements for the new major and your progress toward degree, he or she will then sign off on your interdepartmental transfer application. Your new advisor will submit the form for you. For students wanting to transfer into Theatre, note that there is a cap of 100 students per class in theatre, so you may first be added to a wait list for entry into that major. For this reason, students are not guaranteed they will be able to transfer into theatre.

For information on transferring from SoC to a different School or College, please see the policies and procedures for an interschool transfer.

Important Deadlines:

  • 1st day of quarter: First day to initiate an interschool transfer
  • 4th Friday of quarter: Last day to submit an interschool transfer form online