Changing Programs or Adding a Second Program

Are you interested in adding a second program or changing programs? Here are your options.

Adding or Removing a Minor (Enrolled Degree Seeking Students)

If you are currently enrolled in good standing in a master's degree program, then you can request to add a minor as follows:

  • Go meet the department chair or program director for the graduate program associated with the minor and discuss in advance whether you could be admitted to the program.
  • Work with the chair or director to complete minor section of the Program Customization Form (PDF, 124 KB) and submit it to the Graduate School (232 JET) - either on paper with signatures or from the chair or director via email.

To remove a minor, email graduaterecs@appstate.edu with specific information on what you want to remove; include your Banner ID.

Adding, Removing or Changing to a Certificate (Enrolled Degree Seeking Students)

If you are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at any level, then you can request admission to a certificate program as follows:

  • Go meet the program director for the certificate program and discuss in advance whether you could be admitted to the program.
  • Complete the Request Form  (PDF, 126 KB) and submit it to the Graduate School (232 JET). Be sure to choose the correct option on the form: Add, Remove or Change. If you choose change, you will no longer be enrolled in your current program.
  • We will then send a formal request for an admission recommendation to the program director for the certificate program.
  • If you are recommended for admission, we will inform you and arrange for the second program to be added to your record effective immediately.
  • Note: A Certificate Completion Form (PDF, 93 KB) must be submitted after all certificate requirements are met for the certificate to be conferred.

Adding or Removing a Second Degree Program or Changing to a Second Degree Program (Enrolled Master's Students Only)

If you are currently enrolled in a master's degree program, then you can request to add a second major/program as follows:

  • Go meet the program director for the master's program and discuss in advance whether you could be admitted to the program.
  • Complete the Request Form (PDF, 126 KB) and submit it to the Graduate School (232 JET). Be sure to choose the correct option on the form: Add, Remove or Change. If you choose change, you will no longer be enrolled in your current program.
  • We will then send a formal request for an admission recommendation to the program director for the certificate program.
  • If you are recommended for admission, we will inform you and arrange for the second program to be added to your record effective at the beginning of the next term.

All other changes

Most other changes require a new application to the Graduate School. Please contact us at gradadmissions@appstate.edu to check the procedures.