Exploring (Undeclared)

Major Exploration & Academic Probation and UNC are committed to 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 Software Engineering, Seeking Theatre, Seeking Musical Theatre, and Seeking Music. We can also guide students who are considering a major change, but are unsure of what they want to switch to. We can only give a PIN number to Exploring students or the Seeking populations listed above; if you are a major student considering a major change, we will assist you with looking at various major options, but cannot give you a PIN. A student cannot declare Exploring or any of the above Seeking populations once they have at least 18 earned credit hours.

You are empowered to develop necessary skills to become self-directed learners through the delivery of resources, information, referrals, and professional role-modeling provided through Major Exploration & Academic Probation.

Major Exploration & Academic Probation is facilitated by professional advisors who create a student-centered environment that is supportive and inclusive. The transition to university life is unique for each student and the Major Exploration & Academic Probation 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 you have completed the appropriate paperwork and met any admission requirements for declaring a chosen major, the No-Major Hold is removed from the your account.

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

A list of UNC majors can be found in the catalog.

Our advisors are full time professionals with a wide range of experience in all academic areas at UNC. We are here to help students! Appointments with our advisors add support to your academic experience here at UNC. Call today to schedule your advising appointment at 970-351-1391. For general major exploration questions, please email us at exploring@unco.edu