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Academic Advising

Academic Advising Center

279 Chandler L. Burns Hall
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: 864-656-6172

Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.

Prospective Business Students

Change of Major Policy

The Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business limits times when students may request a Change of Academic Program (CoAP) each semester. The Business School stops changing students into pre-business, business majors, and graphic communications on the last day to add or register for classes each semester. This is typically the Tuesday after classes begin in each regular semester. Students should submit their requests at least two business days prior to this cutoff date to ensure adequate time for processing to occur. The College resumes processing major changes on the first day of registration each semester.

For specific dates for the current semester and change of academic program information for other colleges, please visit the University advising page.

The College requires all students to meet with a Business school academic advisor prior to approving CoAP requests into a business school academic program. This meeting provides the opportunity to discuss major change requirements and other information pertinent to this request such as the major and course fee. Students should use the "Explore" option in CU Navigate to schedule an appointment.

These requirements are subject to change.

  • Pre-Business Program (Non-Degree)

    Students wishing to change their major to Pre-Business must 1) have completed at least 12 credit hours of college work at Clemson, 2) have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

  • Business Degree Programs

    To be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science degree programs in Accounting, Economics, Financial Management, or Management, students must have completed the courses outlined in the freshman core curriculum and have a Clemson/Bridge cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher. Students wishing to enter the Marketing Program must have completed the freshman core curriculum and have a Clemson/Bridge cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

  • Graphic Communications

    Students wishing to change their major to graphic communications must 1) have completed at least 12 credit hours of coursework at Clemson, 2) have a minimum 2.0 GPA and 3) have earned a "B" or better in GC 1020.

  • Economics B.A.

    Once the request is submitted, the Economics Department will reach out to students to verify their plans and, after consultation with Department, the request will either be approved or denied. Students are not required to meet with Department in person before changing their major.

Academic Advising Center

279 Chandler L. Burns Hall
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: 864-656-6172

Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.

Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business | 343 Chandler L. Burns Hall, Clemson, S.C., 29634