Adding or Changing a Program

Change of Degree Application (CODA): Manage Majors and Minors

The Change of Degree Application, or CODA, is NC State's singular application portal for undergraduate degree-seeking students to add or change a major degree, add a minor to their degree plan, or drop a major or minor from their degree plan.

Adding a Major

Students are admitted to one program upon admission to the University. After satisfactorily completing twelve (12) or more graded credit hours at NC State, as well as satisfying the specific transfer requirements for the intended major, they can apply to add an additional degree program. All academic requirements for both degrees must be satisfied to complete the degrees, and by working with academic advisors in both programs students can maximize their course choices to take advantage of where requirements overlap. To apply to add an additional degree, students must submit a Change of Degree Application (CODA). Once the required coursework is complete, the degrees may be awarded during the same term or different terms.

Add a Minor

Most minor programs at NC State require that the student has completed at least twelve (12) credit hours of NC State coursework, and has a GPA of 2.0. Some minors require additional coursework be completed prior to being allowed admission into the program. Some minor programs do not allow admission for degree-seeking students in certain majors or concentrations. For example, B.S. Computer Engineering students are not allowed to add the Computer Programming minor. Similarly, students in the B.A. English - Literature concentration are unable to add the American Literature minor, but students in the B.A. English - Film concentration are able to add this minor. 

You can view the minor program pages throughout the catalog for admission requirements and minor completion requirements.

CODA Process

Undergraduate students wishing to change or add a major should:

  1. Visit the CODA website to check requirements for the intended major
  2. Check CODA application deadlines
  3. Submit a CODA online for the intended major

CODA applications are accepted throughout the year (except for Engineering programs) and will be reviewed following each deadline. Candidates who meet the Preferred Qualifications for their major have a higher probability of being approved for transfer. All admission is competitive and based on academic record and space availability in the intended program and college. Meeting the preferred or minimum qualifications does not guarantee admission.

For academic advising purposes, students accepted into a new program are considered to be in the new plan once the official major change is posted.

REG 02.65.03 - Intracampus Transfers is available to view in full on the university's Policies, Regulations and Rules website.