Transfers Between and Within Departments

The three program departments are defined as:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership
  • School Psychology and Counselor Education 
Transfer Between Departments

Matriculated students who wish to transfer between departments will be required to complete an abbreviated re-application process. The student will be considered and treated as a new applicant. The following information should be provided:

  • A new or revised application form to include a new essay that explains the reason for change
  • updated transcripts, if applicable
  • updated test scores, if applicable
  • updated letters of recommendation, if applicant chooses to do so
  • any additional materials or documentation required by specific programs

After a student submits the new application, the review process will follow regular admission procedures.

Transfer Within Departments

For students who wish to change an emphasis within a department, the student must receive the approval of his or her current faculty advisor, the new advisor, and the program department chair. A Change of Emphasis form should be signed and submitted to the Office of Academic Programs.