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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

First-Year Engineering Major Change (CODO) Requirements

Major Change (CODO) Requirements

Purdue students interested in changing their major should meet with their current academic advisor to discuss their options and begin the online process. Once the student’s Major Change (CODO) has been processed, students will receive an email with instructions to authorize the change.

Students will need to meet the criteria below to be eligible for this major. A student’s catalog term, typically the semester you started at Purdue, will be used to determine the Major Change criteria that applies to you. Students can find their catalog term at the top of their MyPurduePlan below the degree progress bar.

This major change information below is for the catalog term you are currently viewing; see the University Undergraduate Academic Advising Major Change (CODO) website for prior catalog term criteria, more about the major change process and FAQs.


General Requirements

  • Minimum Semesters:  1
  • Minimum West Lafayette Credit Hours:  12
  • Minimum GPA:  2.7

Course Requirements

  • To be eligible-a student must complete 3 courses (9 credits minimum), one from each category completed at PWL campus.
  • 2.7 GPA or better AND C- or better in the following.

Category III

Only one course from the following list, if completed, will be used to calculate CODO GPA, selected in the following order, if more than one category 3 course is completed with a grade.

Other Requirements

  • Students are accepted for FALL and SPRING.
  • Students are admitted on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS ONLY after holistic review.  Space is extremely limited.
  • Students must be in good academic standing (not on academic probation).
  • Answer First-Year Engineering CODO short-answer questions found on the First-Year Engineering Program CODO website.
  • To learn more about holistic review, please visit the First-Year Engineering Program CODO website.

Advising Next Steps

  • Step 1:  Work closely with your current college/school advisor in the selection of the required coursework to meet the CODO requirements to First-Year Engineering.
  • Step 2:  View the pre-recorded CODO video presentation and complete an online quiz.
  • Step 3:  Answer the First-Year Engineering CODO short-answer questions found on the First-Year Engineering Program CODO website.
  • Step 4:  Have your current advisor submit the electronic CODO application by Thursday of finals week no later than 5:00pm. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Step 5:  If after viewing the CODO video, you have questions that your current advisor is unable to answer, you can send your questions to: engrinfo@purdue.edu.