All matriculated undergraduate students must declare their major(s) and minor(s) by completing the above form and submitting it to the Registrar's Office. (See exceptions to this below for undergraduate education declarations). Students may declare majors or minors at any time after entry to the college, but no later than the declaration deadline during their sophomore year. Declaration deadlines for each term are published on the Academic Calendar. Students who do not meet the Spring sophomore declaration deadline will receive a registration hold.
New first year students are assigned an Undeclared program and an academic advisor from the Office of Academic Advising. They will continue with their primary advisor until the second semester of their sophomore year, when they will transition to a faculty advisor within the division of their major. Students may declare majors or minors at any time after entry to the College, but no later than the declaration deadline during the sophomore year. Students who declare a major prior to that deadline will continue to be advised by their primary advisor from the Office of Academic Advising, but they will also be assigned a faculty co-advisor for the major.
Transfer students entering the College with advanced standing, having earned transfer credit, are advised to speak with an advisor and declare a major as early as possible. This will allow transfer students to accurately assess their intended date of graduation and focus on a program of study.
Students with multiple majors will be assigned a major advisor in each division.
The declaration form must be signed by the appropriate division chair, by the new advisor, and by the student. Forms without all required signatures will be deemed incomplete and will not be accepted.
Prospective Education 2nd Majors and Art Education Minors: Please do NOT use the declaration form! You must formally apply to the School of Education and be accepted into an undergraduate education area. See the School of Education's undergraduate advisor for an application. Once you are accepted, your undergraduate education area will be assigned to you by the Registrar's Office.
CAUTION: A change from one degree program to another may extend your graduation date! Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their advisor to gauge the requirements of a new major before proceeding.
Graduate and Doctoral Students: Please DO NOT use the form above. Continue to process program changes using existing procedures with your respective graduate and doctoral program advisors.
Completed forms must be submitted to the Registrar's Office (Reid Castle 3rd Floor) and will be processed within 3-5 business days.