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This page answers common questions from students about the new school focused on climate and sustainability. It will be updated when there is new information, and in response to new questions.

When will the new school start offering classes?

We anticipate that the new school will begin offering classes in fall 2022.

Will students currently in units that are joining the new school be able to complete their current degrees?

Yes, all undergraduate and graduate students will be able to complete the degrees toward which they are currently working. Students are also welcome to apply to transfer into new degree programs as those programs are developed in the new school.

Will curricular requirements, advising or funding change for students pursuing undergraduate majors in the School of Earth, Energy or Environmental Sciences, or pursuing graduate degrees with advisors who choose to join the new school?

Current curricular requirements, advising, and funding commitments will remain the same for existing students.

When will undergraduates be able to declare majors within the new school?

For any degrees that transfer directly to the new school from existing programs, students will be able to declare majors in the new school beginning in fall 2022. Additional majors will likely be established and starting to accept new undergraduate students beginning in 2023 with options expanding over the following years. 

When will prospective students be able to apply for graduate programs in the new school?

Graduate programs that carry over from existing schools and departments will begin accepting applications in the new school in fall 2022. Some new graduate programs will likely be established and starting to accept new graduate students beginning fall 2022, with additional programs becoming available in the following years.