Completing the Degree
- Academic Advising and Support
- Departments and Programs
- Major & Minor Guidance
- Major Program
- Areas of Study Chart
- Changing a major or minor
- The online Major/Minor change form is not available yet. If you would like to add a Major/Minor please email a tenure track faculty member in the department with your request and ask them to copy you and firstname.lastname@example.org in their reply. The faculty member will not have access to your course information so you will need to outline the courses you have already taken by providing them with a PDF of your Unofficial Academic History from your Degree Progress page in Polaris. If you only want to drop a major or minor with no additions, you can email email@example.com (no approval is required). The Registrar’s Office will be processing all major/minor change requests which have faculty approval before registration course requests are processed.
- Dual Degree, Declaration of Intent
If you are currently living on campus and considering moving to remote learning, you must complete the Intent to Learn Remotely form to alert your dean to your potential plans. If you are considering taking a leave from the College, please request the Intent to Withdraw form from your dean instead.
The Intent to Learn Remotely form is only for students who are considering changing from on campus to remote learning for the remainder of the semester.
In the Bowdoin College Catalogue and Academic Handbook, it states, “No student will ordinarily be permitted to remain at Bowdoin for more than eight semesters of full-time work.” All Bowdoin students must be enrolled full time and are expected to make normal progress toward their degree, which includes taking no fewer than four credits each semester. See the Bowdoin College Catalogue and Academic Handbook for more information.
Generally, students are not allowed to remain at Bowdoin for a ninth semester. There may be rare and exceptional circumstances that impact a student’s ability to complete their degree within eight semesters. Students should speak to their dean for more information.