Student Regulations Committee


August 30, 2001



Members Present:  L. Barajas (G. Student); P. Benkeser (BME), Chair; R. Barke (PUBPOL); E.K. Barefield (CHEM); L. Jacobs (CEE); A. Larson (ME); J. McIver (Registrar); K. Spuller (UG Student); N. Watson (UG Student)


Members Absent:  D. Allen (Ex. Board Liason), B. Walker (LIB), L. Wilcox (Student Affairs)


Visitors:  E.W. Looney (UG Student)



1.      Paul Benkeser was elected chair of the Committee for 2001-2.


2.      The Committee reviewed a proposal from Deborah Smith (Admissions) to revise Section VI.F.1 of the Student Rules and Regulations.  The Committee unanimously approved the following proposed revision (proposed addition is in bold):


VI. Scholastic Regulations

F. Change of Major

1.    Undergraduate students, by filing the required form, will be permitted one unrestricted transfer between majors (including undecided) until they have accumulated credit for 60 hours.  After 60 hours or upon subsequent request for transfer, the transfer will be permitted at the discretion of the school that the student is seeking to enter.  Students who transfer from another institution to pursue a degree at Georgia Tech will be permitted to change their major only at the discretion of the school that the student is seeking to enter.  Transfer students are not eligible for the one unrestricted change of major.  (Note: Certain majors, because of high enrollment, have been granted a waiver of the one unrestricted transfer regulation.  Students should consult with the individual school concerning its current transfer policy.)


3.     The next meeting was scheduled for September 20, 2001 at 2:00 pm.