Loyola University Chicago

Athlete Advising

Major/Minor Declaration

Declaring and Changing your major....

All athletes must declare their major by the end of their 2nd year of enrollment -4th semester- according to NCAA guidelines. Students declare a major when they apply to the university. Some students keep a major declaration from the time of application through to graduation; whereas other students may end up changing their major declaration several times before finalizing a major path by their 5th semester. There are two record keeping practices required for NCAA reporting and degree seeking attainment.

  • LOCUS (Official)
    For students in the College of Arts and Sciences: Ask your Academic Advisor for the form.
    For students in the Schools of Business, Communication, Education, Nursing, or Social Work: you must see your advisor for approval. You will then drop the approval form off at your respective school. At the time of drop off, you will be advised by your school as to when the changes will take affect in LOCUS.
  • Green Form
    Required of all Student Athletes:
    The green form is a record keeping supplement for NCAA reporting purposes. This form is filled out beginning in a student's freshman year and each year thereafter if a student changes his or her major.

Changing to a different College/School

If the major you want to declare/change is in a college/school that is different from the one you are currently in then you must fill out an internal transfer application. For example: If you are in the College of Arts and Sciences as an undecided/undeclared major, but you have now determined that you would like to major in Marketing which is in the School of Business then you must fill out an internal transfer application and return it to the College/School that you are transferring to. To access the internal transfer application click here.

Designated requirements by the intended college/school must be met for internal transfer consideration. Simply filling out and turning in the internal transfer application does not guarantee admittance to the College of Arts and Sciences, Schools of Business, Communication, Education, Nursing, or Social Work.

Declaring/Changing a minor.....

With the exception of a few designated majors, declaring or even having a minor is not required for graduation. Basically, a minor field of study is useful when you are interested in a subject but not to the extent that you want to complete the major. Furthermore, there are times when students are incapable of completing the pre-requisites or requirements prescribed by the major within the traditional 8 semesters but instead have the capability of completing the minor requirements within a reasonable time frame.

To declare a minor you must go to the college/school that the minor is consigned to and fill out the required forms.