Declaring a Major or Minor
Here is the process we follow for declaring a major or minor:
- The first step is to complete our online pre-declaration form. As part of this survey, you will be asked to choose which advisor you would like to have. Note that only some faculty may be accepting new advisees—the survey will show you which advisors still have openings. If you are not sure which advisor you’d like to choose, the survey can also randomly select one for you.
- After you submit the on-line pre-declaration form, visit the registrar's website and complete the E-form for the Declaration of Degree. Be sure to list as your advisor the same person you listed on the pre-declaration form.
- Finally, contact your faculty advisor and arrange to meet with him or her to discuss your goals, begin the advising process, and get officially declared. Make sure you have completed steps 1 and 2 before that meeting with your advisor. For majors, this meeting is required and must occur before your advisor will process your E-form or your paper Declaration of Degree form. For minors, we invite and encourage you to meet with your advisor but do not require it.
Note: If you have a hold on your registration because you do not have a valid academic plan, that hold will not be removed until steps 1, 2, and 3 above have been completed, and the Registrar's Office has processed the formal paperwork.