Change in Major

If you have changed your major at UCSB, you must request a new I-20 or DS-2019 no later than 10 days after the change is approved.

Failure to request the major change in a timely manner may cause immigration issues, so please act accordingly.

I-20 Request Form (F-1 students) or DS-2019 Request Form (J-1 students)
Copy of UCSB Academic History (from GOLD) or approved petition showing new major

Our current processing time for Change of Major requests is 10 business days. Once your request is approved, you will receive an updated I-20/DS-2019 to reflect your new major. Please make sure to review your documents to ensure that all information is valid and correct.