Students have the option to change their major or concentration while studying at HU. If you have changed your major or program, students need to submit a request in Terra Dotta in order to receive a new I-20 with the updated major code on their I-20 in order to maintain their status. 


Please note that any current CPT authorizations are directly linked to your program of study. If you change your major, your current job position needs to be reviewed to make sure it aligns with your new program of study.

 If you are an F-1 student and would like to change your major, please follow these steps:


  • Complete a Change of Program form through The Records and Registration office. How to Request a Change of Program or Concentration : Harrisburg University Records & Registration
  • If you are currently authorized for CPT work authorization please submit a new Academic Work placement the Records and Registration office. Academic Work Placement : Harrisburg University Records & Registration
  • Once your Work placement form is approved for your new major (grey box completed by Registration office), submit a Terra Dotta request HERE to update the major listed on your form I-20. Please upload a copy of your signed AWP form if you wish to keep your CPT authorization.
  • If your program end date has changed due to additional semesters needed to complete your new program, please add this date in the questionnaire in Terra Dotta to receive a new end date on your I-20. 

If you currently have CPT authorization you will need to include an approved Academic work placement form from the records and registration office BEFORE you submit the Change of Major request. Academic Work Placement : Harrisburg University Records & Registration