Exploring (Undeclared)

The Office of Academic Support and Advising (ASA) and UNC are committed to the many students who have come to college to explore the many major options available to them. This includes Exploring students who do not have a major in mind, as well as Exploring students who are Seeking Business, Seeking Theatre, Seeking Musical Theatre, Seeking Music, and Seeking Art & Design.

Students are empowered to develop necessary skills to become self-directed learners through the delivery of resources, information, referrals, and professional role-modeling provided through ASA academic advising.

Academic advising is facilitated by professional ASA Advisors who create a student-centered environment that is supportive and inclusinve. The transition to university life is unique for each student and the ASA Advisor will tailor services to ensure a focus on achieving academic, career, and personal aspirations.

30-Credit Policy for Exploring Students

The 30-Credit Policy requires students who have earned 30 credits to declare a major. Credits used in caclulating earned hours at Northern Colorado include all applied transfer credit, college credit earned in high school, and Northern Colorado credit hours. A No-Major Hold is applied to Exploring students' accounts upon completion of 30 credits. Once a student has completed the appropriate paperwork and met any admission requirements for declaring a chosen major, the No-Major Hold is removed from the student's account.

Further information on the 30-Credit Policy can be found using the online catalog here.

Declaring a Major

Once you are ready to declare a major, fill out the Major/Minor Change Form and have it signed by your intended major department. An office directory for all major departments can be found here.

Some majors have specific admission requirements. You can contact your intended major department to ask about any potential admission requirements.