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After you are admitted to the university as an undergraduate student, you also need to be accepted to a specific major/program.

Many programs have requirements, such as prerequisite courses, that must be completed before you can declare your program. You can find these requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog, under each program, in a section titled "Acceptance to the Program." After fulfilling these requirements, submit an Undergraduate Program Declaration Form to your academic advisor.

You need to be accepted to a program by the time you complete 80 credits or within one year of transferring to Metropolitan State (whichever comes later). Students who have not been accepted to a program by this deadline may be prevented from registering. Declaring a program does not prevent you from changing your program in the future.

Benefits of Declaring a Program

  • Providing you with an approved academic plan, avoiding costly registration and course planning mistakes.
  • Ensuring that you complete prerequisites in a timely manner and take courses in the most beneficial sequence.
  • Auditing your progress using your DARS (Degree Audit Report) that will be used to clear you for graduation.
  • Allowing you to choose, if requirements change, between the requirements in place when you declared a program and the new requirements.

Steps to be Accepted to a Program

  1. Apply and be admitted to the university.
  2. Complete the requirements listed under "Acceptance to the Program" in the Undergraduate Catalog.
  3. Declare your program by submitting the Undergraduate Program Declaration Form to your academic advisor.
  4. If you are accepted into the declared program, it will be reflected in your DARS report.

If you have questions, please consult with your Academic Advisor.

For more information, see University Policy #2020: Baccalaureate Degree Requirements, Modification of Student Degree Programs and Graduation Requirements.



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