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Information for Prospective Transfer Students and Changes of Major

Prospective Transfer Students and Changes of Major

Change of Major

Students who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in at least 12 hours of ASU credit in applicable non-elective courses and who want to change their majors to Journalism and Mass Communication or Sports Journalism will automatically be admitted to the Cronkite School and assigned a Cronkite School adviser. If this applies to you, call 602.496.5055 to schedule an advising appointment. If you are unsure if you are eligible, please email cronkiteadvising@asu.edu with your ASU ID number and a brief summary of your situation.

ASU Online students who have at least a 2.0 cumulative ASU GPA and who want to change their major to Mass Communication and Media Studies will automatically be admitted to the Cronkite School and assigned a Cronkite School adviser. If this applies to you, call 602.496.5055 to schedule an advising appointment. If you are unsure if you are eligible, please email cronkiteadvising@asu.edu with your ASU ID number and a brief summary of your situation. 

Transfer Students

On-campus transfer students who have been admitted to ASU and who would like to major in Journalism and Mass Communication or Sports Journalism and who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in at least 12 transferable hours of college credit earned after high school will automatically be admitted to the Cronkite School and assigned a Cronkite School adviser.

Online transfer students who have been admitted to ASU and who would like to major in Mass Communication and Media Studies and who have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in at least 12 transferable hours of college credit earned after high school will automatically be admitted to the Cronkite School and assigned a Cronkite School adviser.

Both change of major and transfer students who have fewer than 12 hours of college credit earned after high school will be evaluated once they have completed the requisite number of hours. If you are unsure about what you need to do to become eligible for the major of your choice, please email cronkiteadvising@asu.edu with your ASU ID number and a brief summary of your particular situation. Students interested in changing their major to Journalism and Mass Communication or Sports Journalism, but do not yet meet the change of major criteria, are encouraged to attend walk-in advising with Brad Longwell.

Walk-in appointments are for prospective Journalism and Mass Communication and Sports Journalism change of major students only. They are held on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4 p.m. and on Friday mornings from 8:30-10 a.m. Students can check in for walk-in advising in Cronkite room 222. Please call the advising office at 602.496.5055 before the walk-in day you are planning to attend to ensure they are still being held that day. While rare, sometimes walk-in appointments do get canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

The deadline for acceptance of transfer and change of major requests for the spring semester is Dec. 1. The deadline for acceptance and change of major requests for the fall semester is June 30. Requests received after the deadline will be reviewed depending on program space availability.

Students interested in the Cronkite School should contact the school’s student services center at 602.496.5055 or via e-mail at cronkiteadvising@asu.edu.

Transfer Course Evaluation

Students interested in seeing how their transfer credits apply to their degree can access the ASU Transfer Credit Guide found here: https://webapp4.asu.edu/transfercreditguide/app/home. If the course is not listed in the Transfer Credit Guide, students may submit the course for evaluation. Questions about whether un-evaluated courses can be used toward the specific major requirements of the degree program should be directed to the student’s academic adviser. 

Degree Audit Report System (DARS)

Students who want to find out what requirements they’ve completed toward graduation, can print a DARS report from My ASU. In the My Programs box, click on My Progress Reports (DARS) and then Degree Audit (DARS).

Once transfer courses are evaluated, they are placed in the DARS report so students can follow their progress toward completing degree requirements.

The Cronkite School has some very specific general studies requirements that we expect our journalism and sports journalism majors to take, which also fulfill ASU's broader general studies requirements. If you are not currently eligible for admission to the Cronkite School, you can still work toward satisfying our General Studies requirements as shown below. By taking these courses and achieving high grades to boost your overall GPA you can increase your chances of admission to the program. You can view our current curriculum check sheets below.

Curriculum Checksheets

Journalism and Mass Communication
Sports Journalism

 

Note: A way to boost your ASU GPA may be to repeat courses in which you earned a D or an E. You may find more information on that here: https://students.asu.edu/grades#repeating

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