College Change Process

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This page outlines the college change process for the following:

  • Changing into the B.S. Business and Economics Program

  • Changing out of the B.S. Business and Economics Program

  • Changing into the Computer Science and Business Program

  • Changing out of the Computer Science and Business Program


Changing INTO the B.S. in Business and Economics Program

 

I.             College Entry Requirements:

Students who wish to transfer to the College of Business from CAS, COH, or RCEAS to pursue a B.S. in Business and Economics may do so provided they have achieved the following:

  • Successful completion (with minimum grades of C-) of ECO 001 and MATH 081 or 021. Courses considered equivalent to these courses will also satisfy the requirement, such as approved transfer credit (including AP courses), or the successful completion of MATH 075 and 076 or MATH 031, which are equivalent to MATH 021 (MATH 051 & 052 will not satisfy this entry requirement).
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at Lehigh University.
  • Completion of at least 12 credits in their college of matriculation at Lehigh University.
  • Sophomore standing (24 credits completed).
 

Signed petitions from the sending college / program will be accepted via email at businessundergrad@lehigh.edu when all curriculum change and entry requirements are completed and/or in progress as reflected on Degree Audit.

II.          Steps to Make the Transfer:

1. For undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Health (COH), or the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science (RCEAS), the first step in the B.S. in Business and Economics college change exploration process is to view the recorded information session:

 

 

*You must view this recording before submitting your college change petition. If you are interested in changing into the Computer Science and Business Program, please follow the directions in the CSB section below.

 

2. Connect with the Associate Dean or designee of your current program ahead of the College of Business April 1st or November 1st petition submission deadline with enough time to obtain their signature on your completed Petition to Change Colleges:

Arts and Sciences:

 

Associate Dean Kelly Austin

For questions or to submit your Petition to Change Colleges, email inadvise@lehigh.edu.

 

Engineering:

Associate Dean Sabrina Jedlicka

For meeting, contact Robin Armbruster

rma2@lehigh.edu

Health:

Associate Dean Michael Gusmano

For questions or to submit your Petition to Change Colleges, email Jennifer Topp jet211@lehigh.edu

 

 

Petitions for the April 1 or November 1 submission deadline will be accepted via businessundergrad@lehigh.edu until the end of that business day (11:59pm), or until the end of first business day following that date, if April 1 or November 1 falls on a weekend / holiday. Petitions received afterward will be held for review at the next submission deadline.

3. Once signed by the sending college / program, your petition will be forwarded to the College of Business Undergraduate Programs Office directly by your current Undergraduate Office, cc'ing you on the message. Await email confirmation that the petition was received.

4. Attend an optional Business Advising session (TBA for Fall 2022).  This session will provide strategies on how to select recommended courses for your first semester in the College of Business.  You will also have time to receive feedback from an academic advisor.

 

5. Once curriculum change and College of Business entry requirements are verified, the Undergraduate Programs Office in the College of Business will ensure a timely processing of your Petition to Change Colleges.

 

If you have met all curriculum change and entry requirements at the time of your petition submission, your petition will be processed shortly after the April 1st or November 1st deadline and you will be able to participate in the approaching registration window as a Business student with your assigned registration group (as determined by RAS). 

 

If you need to complete credits, specific courses, or improve your GPA in order to satisfy curriculum change or entry requirements, your petition will be reviewed again and processed at the end of the fall or spring term, after grades are posted for that semester, if you achieve the necessary marks. This means you will not be able to schedule Business-restricted courses during the first week of registration, but you would be able to add yourself to open seats in these courses after the petition has officially processed and your degree program has been updated in Banner. If you have questions please email businessundergrad@lehigh.edu.

 

Petitions held until the end of the fall or spring term for review can be denied if in-progress curriculum change and/or entry requirements were not satisfied by the grades earned in that term.

 

III.          Deadlines:

November 1: For students who will have completed all curriculum change and entry requirements at the end of the Fall term (Spring Admission)

April 1: For students who will have completed all curriculum change and entry requirements at the end of the spring term (Summer Admission)

 

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Changing OUT OF the B.S. in Business and Economics Program

 

 

1. Complete the Petition to Change Colleges.

2. Schedule and meet with your College of Business advisor to review the form (bring your Petition to Change College form to this meeting).

3. Schedule a meeting with the Associate Dean or designee of the desired college for advising, signature, and processing:

 

 

Arts and Sciences:

 

Associate Dean Kelly Austin

For meeting, contact Beth Pelton

bap212@lehigh.edu

 

Engineering:

 

Associate Dean Sabrina Jedlicka

For meeting, contact Robin Armbruster

rma2@lehigh.edu

 

Health:

 

Associate Dean Michael Gusmano

For questions or to submit your Petition to Change Colleges, email Jennifer Topp jet211@lehigh.edu

 


Changing INTO the Computer Science and Business Program

 

1. Schedule an appointment with the CSB Academic Advisor Andrea Goff (ahg212@lehigh.edu) 

2. Complete the Petition to Change Colleges, and send it to businessundergrad@lehigh.edu. The Undergraduate Programs Office in the College of Business will ensure a timely review and processing of your Petition to Change Colleges. If you have met college change requirements at the time of your petition submission, your petition will be processed shortly after the deadline.  If you need to complete credits or improve your GPA, your petition will be processed after grades are posted for that semester.  If you have questions please email businessundergrad@lehigh.edu.

3.          Deadlines:

November 1: For students who will have completed all curriculum change requirements at the end of the Fall term (Spring Admission)

April 1: For students who will have completed all curriculum change requirements at the end of the Spring term (Summer Admission)

 

Changing OUT OF the Computer Science and Business Program

 

1. Complete the Petition to Change Colleges, and send it to businessundergrad@lehigh.edu with a brief statement of rationale for change included in your email. **Your rationale is a required part of this process.

2. The Undergraduate Programs Office in the College of Business will forward your form to the desired college. If you are interested in changing from CSB to BS, Business and Economics, the Undergraduate Programs Office will contact you with onboarding information for your BS, Business and Economics degree, including your advisor contact.  No further steps are necessary until you hear from Business Advising.

3. If you are changing to a College other than Business, schedule a meeting with the Associate Dean or designee of the desired college for advising and to have the form signed and your college change processed:

 

Arts and Sciences:

 

Associate Dean Kelly Austin

For meeting, contact Beth Pelton

bap212@lehigh.edu

 

Engineering:

 

Associate Dean Sabrina Jedlicka

For meeting, contact Robin Armbruster

rma2@lehigh.edu

 

Health:

 

Associate Dean Michael Gusmano

For questions or to submit your Petition to Change Colleges, email Jennifer Topp jet211@lehigh.edu