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Policies & Procedures

Academic Policies

Transferring within the University

First-year students are admitted directly into the College either to pursue a major in arts and sciences or in engineering and applied sciences and may freely change majors within these areas, provided they have completed, or can schedule, the appropriate prerequisites.

Students considering changing majors should seek assistance from their undergraduate advisors and advisors in the College Center for Advising Services to help ensure that their first-year courses both explore potential majors and prepare them for each one which might be chosen.

Transferring into the Hajim School

Students with engineering or computer science interests may transfer into the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences from other institutions. If they have had the equivalent of the first two years of science, mathematics, and pre-engineering, such students may enter the school directly and complete their degree requirements in an additional two years. Otherwise, students may transfer into the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester at any time, but may find it necessary to satisfy those prerequisites they may be lacking. Course equivalency and credit are determined on a case by-case basis.

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