Declaring Your Major
Most AB students declare their majors in mid-April of sophomore year. In this case, the process of declaring your major involves just two easy steps:
- Departmental Approval and Course Advising. Before declaring your major, you must have the approval of your prospective department. Each department has its own specific procedures, and the best way to learn about them is to attend the open houses that each one offers. Generally, you will need to schedule an appointment with the designated faculty adviser for your new department and take two copies of the Course Enrollment Worksheet to this meeting as well as a copy of your internal transcript. The departmental adviser needs to sign both copies of your Course Enrollment Worksheet. You will then leave the internal transcript and one copy of the worksheet with the department office, and keep the other copy for yourself and use it to enroll in your courses on SCORE.
- Major Declaration. When the departmental approval process is complete, you are ready to declare your major by going to the major declaration page on the Registrar's website. The Office of the Registrar will send AB sophomores a link to this page when it is activated at the start of the major declaration period. The major declaration period in 2014 is April 14-22.
There are currently two limited exceptions to this procedure.
- In rare cases, you may wish to declare an early concentration.
- In very rare instances, students whose interests cannot adequately be served by existing departmental concentrations or interdepartmental programs may choose to pursue an independent concentration. If you are interested in pursuing an independent concentration, contact the Office of the Dean of the College. Applications are due by April 1.