A student may change academic programs with permission of the appropriate Department Chair(s) and execution of the Program Change Form. A program change within the first week of the semester will be effective immediately; a change after the first week will be effective at the beginning of the next academic semester. When a student changes their program, they will be responsible for the graduation requirements of that program in the College Catalog in force at the time the change becomes effective. Prior credit from other institutions will be evaluated in regard to the new academic program. A change of academic advisor will be recommended by the Department Chair, if appropriate. Students are reminded that changing their program may result in an increase in the time to graduation.