(For New, Incoming Students)
Good news! Everybody who is undeclared is automatically part of the Department of University Studies! All incoming, first-year, full-time students without declared majors are sent a letter telling them about our services.
There are major possibilities in your future. Getting there can be time consuming and expensive. If you’re committed to college but not ready to choose a major yet, then the Department of University Studies is for you! Prepare, then declare! Determine your goals, and then develop a plan to succeed!
Career exploration services such as specially trained advisors and career counseling tools are available for you to utilize. Take this opportunity to go from someone who is unsure of his/her future to someone who is on a path! It’s up to you to become an active participant. Making the commitment to this program means you agree to:
- Start the advising cycle early—agree to work with your advisor prior to your arrival for summer orientation.
- Complete self-assessments—on-line activities that may require 30-45 minutes each to complete.
- Stay in touch with your advisor—the program offers you more advising, and this means more meetings with an academic advisor. You’ll also receive e-mail, mail, or phone calls from us. It’s a commitment of only a few hours per semester, and it’s well worth it!
We will be meeting with you during your orientation visit. We’re looking forward to getting to know you!
Once you’ve been through orientation, the pre-semester portion of your University Studies program will begin. These activities will help you and allow us to get to know you. The process will continue when you arrive on campus and begin meeting with your advisor.
You have the opportunity of a lifetime as an undeclared student—the time to decide what is best for you!