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Progress Toward Degree
Progress Toward Undergraduate Degree is a regulation to encourage timely matriculation and graduation for all undergraduate degree-seeking students. This policy says that students must:
- Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours toward your degree each academic year
- Be matriculated into a major or degree program by the first semester of their junior year. Individual colleges may have additional requirements. See Section 3.2 of the Progress Toward Undergraduate Degree policy for specific colleges.
If you are placed on "Progress Warning," you have one semester (Fall) to satisfy the requirements. Please read below for more information on how to acquire satisfactory status. Click the question links to see answers.
Who should I meet with to discuss my status?
How do I change my major?
How do I declare a minor?
How do I add a second major?
What if I don't meet the requirements after one semester?
Students on progress warning should meet with their advisor in order to develop and implement a plan to restore satisfactory progress. A list of the Coordinators of Advising is available.
To begin the process of changing to a new major, students must:
- Obtain signed approval from the dean of the new major department on a Plan/Subplan Change form. This form is also available at the department offices.
- On this same Plan/Subplan Change form, obtain signed approval from the dean of the previous major, "releasing" you from the old curriculum.
- Return form to Registration and Records in 1000 Harris Hall
Once you have decided on a minor, you will want to contact the department to find out more details. You do not have to be accepted by the college with which you declare a minor.
To add a second major (plan), students must:
- Obtain the Plan/Subplan Change form (also available at department offices)
- Obtain signed approval from the dean of the major department you wish to have a second major
- Bring signed form to Registration and Records in 1000 Harris Hall
Failure to return to satisfactory progress status by the beginning of the next semester (Spring) will result in a change in your enrollment status. This means you will no longer be identified as a degree-seeking student. Please see Section 7 of this policy for more information.